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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stäubli continues to expand its North American manufacturing of solar PV components

Supports increased demand for domestically made, high-quality connectors and wire harnesses, driven in part by the US Inflation Reduction Act

NREL Proof of Concept Shows Path to Easier Recycling of Solar Modules

The use of femtosecond lasers to form glass-to-glass welds for solar modules would make the panels easier to recycle, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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.

What Is Roof Underlayment & Why It's Important

Roof underlayment is the unsung hero of roofing systems, playing a vital role in protecting buildings from various environmental threats. Its significance spans across different roofing types, including the increasingly popular metal roofs, shingles, and tiles.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion Solar for All Grants to Deliver Residential Solar, Saving Low-Income Americans $350 Million Annually and Advancing Environmental Justice Across America

EPA announces 60 selectees under Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grant competition to deliver solar to more than 900,000 low-income and disadvantaged households nationwide through the President's Investing in America agenda

Utility-Scale Drone-in-a-Box Inspection

Raptor Maps collaborated with Enel, DJI, and UVT to conduct the first-ever DJI Dock solar site inspection in North America. Conducted on a 180+ MWdc site, Raptor Maps built the necessary mission planning software to direct the drone to conduct the inspection.

Origami Solar Announces Results of Third-Party Testing of Steel Solar Module Frames

Rigorous, Independent Testing Prove Steel Frames Pass Corrosion, Loading and Other Required Tests for Module Certification

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