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Microgrids in Sub-Saharan Africa

We were thrilled to announce last month that our first two microgrid solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, outfitted with the innovative new Renewvia mobile payment platform, were successfully up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region.

Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation

Via ScienceDaily: New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.

Can Solar Panels Be Recycled?

If you anticipate your solar company to thrive for the next two decades, it’s time to begin thinking about the responsibility we have to ensure modules stay out of our nation’s landfills.

ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

States up efficiency investments & power savings; push net-zero buildings & electric vehicles; NJ, CT, CO, SD improve most; MA and CA lead.

O&M Considerations for Residential and C&I Rooftop Solar

This white paper aims to provide an overview of the US utility rooftop solar market, and the main challenges it faces in terms of O&M

How Does Heat Affect Solar Inverters?

Inverters, like all semiconductor-based equipment, are sensitive to overheating and, in general, operate best at cooler temperatures, while suffering power losses and damage at higher internal temperatures.

How to Lower Customer Acquisition Costs

Gone are the days of block walking and door knocking for new customers or paying for old leads. Instead, social media and customer generated reviews are lowering the cost of getting local and interested prospects asking about solar.

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NREL Inks a Future for Perovskites

Moore, a staff scientist at NREL, is researching fast-drying solvents for the development of perovskite ink—a shortcut to the eventual commercialization of perovskite technologies.

SEIA Releases New Go-To Guide for Residential Installations

The white paper, developed by members of SEIA’s Solar Quality Assurance Working Group, provides recommended best practices on everything from contractor qualifications to the design and actual installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

GreenBlu Begins $1.6 Million U.S. Department of Energy Award to Commercialize Adsorption Desalination Technology

New technology to make zero-carbon, zero-discharge desalination and wastewater treatment affordable

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New PV*SOL premium 2019 with Additional Features for Electric Vehicles

With the new versions, system designers and operators can design their solar systems according to the latest findings, simulate accurate yield calculations under site-specific conditions and thus also perform accurate financial calculations, taking state support measures into account.

ZETTLER Introduces a Number of New Relays at 2018 Munich electronica (Hall A6 / Booth 118).

Focusing on solar, e-mobility and multiple other applications, ZETTLER Group will showcase various new relays at this year's November electronica show in Munich, Germany (Hall A6 / Booth 118).

Canadian Solar Partners with Biosar to Build a 256 MWp of Solar Project for Total Eren in Australia

Construction is planned to start in October 2018 and it is expected to reach commercial operation by mid-2019. Over 720,000 of Canadian Solar's 1500V high efficiency KuMax modules (CS3U-P) will be installed on single-axis solar tracking systems.

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Tile Replacement Mount from Quick Mount PV

Tile Replacement Mount from Quick Mount PV

The Tile Replacement Mount provides a fast and easy way to install solar on tile roofs while protecting against water intrusion. Simply remove the tile and replace it with the Tile Replacement Mount. Works with all standard curved and flat tile roofs, and all standard rail-based racking systems. Flashed at both the deck and top levels, the mount is fully engineered to meet code requirements and industry best practices. The Tile Replacement Mount features Quick Mount PV's patented Elevated Water Seal technology for optimal waterproofing. Get a free sample and see for yourself!

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OutBack Power

OutBack Power

OutBack inverter/chargers are the next generation in advanced power management. Each is a DC to AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer switch housed within a tough die-cast aluminum chassis.