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Metal Roof Solar Project Survives Category 5 Hurricane Winds

Just one month before Hurricane Otis made landfall, solar EPC “Energía Real” completed the solar photovoltaic installation of 538 Trina Solar 545W modules for a total installed capacity of 293 kWp, on the store’s KR-18 sheet metal roof.

Using Solar-Powered Flood Monitoring Systems to Make New York City Safer

Through a pilot program underway in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, solar design firm Voltaic Systems is working with NYC’s FloodNet cooperative to potentially bring greater security to neighborhoods throughout the metropolitan area.

What Is Hybrid Inverter

A hybrid inverter combines a solar inverter's functions and a battery storage inverter into one. Consequently, it can manage power produced by the solar array, the solar battery storage, and power from the grid.

The Streamlined Solar Permitting Solution our Industry Needs

Permitting delays are one of the most problematic aspects of residential solar deployment. Solar projects are governed by a patchwork of laws, regulations, and standards created by a host of governmental entities regarding zoning, construction, and more. 

Changing the Rules of Thermal Energy Storage

Power Panel’s Gen 20 Thermal Storage Tank scraps the concept of the traditional steel tank, replacing it with durable, safe, stable and recyclable thermoplastics. The result is a lightweight, secure, and rapidly-deployable thermal storage solution.

Demolition Ranch HQ, Boerne, Texas―Case Study

Due to the ranch’s remote location, the owner wished to build an off-the-grid building featuring a 3.84kW rooftop solar array together with a battery storage system to power the building. The rooftop solar modules are secured in place using the ProteaBracketTM by S-5!

Solar Analysis: What is it & How Does it Work

Solar analysis is a comprehensive assessment of a location’s solar potential. It involves the evaluation of various factors that influence the effectiveness of harnessing solar energy, such as sunlight exposure, shading, and the optimal placement of solar panels.

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Effective operations and monitoring of distributed energy resources

Large-scale DER installations are undoubtedly a positive addition to the energy network, but their integration and management is more complex than that of individual, smaller scale DERs.

SEIA Statement on Biden Administration's Action to Support American Clean Energy Manufacturing

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the administration’s announcement

FIELDS AND THE SUN: AGRICULTURAL PV, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ENERGY AND THE FARMING INDUSTRY

Shading and wind protection provided by solar panels reduces evaporation, and innovative solar panels have been developed that also collect rainwater for irrigation. This can benefit farming operations by boosting their resilience against crop failure.

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Wire Management Perfected with the K2 4 Wire Dragon Clip

K2 Systems proudly unveils its latest innovation, the K2 4 Wire Dragon Clip. Engineered to streamline wire management, this state-of-the-art clip delivers unmatched convenience, efficiency, and reliability.

Heterojunction June: Join Huasun at SNEC PV Power Expo & Intersolar Europe 2024

As the world's largest HJT manufacturer, Huasun Energy has consistently pushed the boundaries of HJT technology, introducing groundbreaking products such as the industry's first rectangular HJT module and the zero busbar (0BB) module.

RELIABLE PARTNER FOR THE EXPANSION OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

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SOLTEC - SFOne single axis tracker
SOLTEC – SFOne single axis tracker

SOLTEC - SFOne single axis tracker

SFOne is the 1P single-axis tracker by Soltec. This tracker combines the mechanical simplicity with the extraordinary expertise of Soltec for more than 18 years. Specially designed for larger 72 an 78 cell modules, this tracker is self-powered thanks to its dedicated module, which results into a lower cost-operational power supply. The SFOne has a 5% less piles than standard competitor, what reduces a 75% the labor time.

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Hammond Power Solutions

HPS is one of the largest manufacturer of dry-type transformers in North America. We engineer and manufacture a wide range of standard and custom transformers that are exported globally in electrical equipment and systems. We support solid industries such as oil and gas, mining, steel, waste and water treatment, commercial construction, data centers and wind power generation. HPS leads the industry in these markets through its technical design strength, breadth of product, and manufacturing capabilities, making HPS a stronger company both fundamentally and financially.