Products & Technology

Sunnova Unveils PowerStack Solar+Storage Residential Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has launched PowerStack, a new solar+storage service plan meant to help maximize a home’s solar energy use day and night. The solar+storage system is customized to the homeowners’ needs based on their average [Read More]

Soltec Announces SF7 Single-Axis Solar Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced its next-generation SF7 tracker. The company says it will officially launch SF7 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich starting May 31, as well as exhibit the [Read More]

DNV GL Launches On-Demand Renewable Energy Forecasting Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

DNV GL has added to its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions. The global energy advisory and certification company is demonstrating its new solution [Read More]

Texas Co-op Develops Solar Monitoring Software

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

Texas-based Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) has developed Apolloware, a cloud-based software solution to help its commercial and residential members monitor solar and energy storage installations in real time. According to the co-op, its software allows the solar array owner to [Read More]

Mercedes-Benz Taps Vivint Solar For U.S. Rollout Of Home Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic partnership to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. residential solar market. Last November, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler AG established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy [Read More]

DPW Solar Launches POWER DISK Rail-Less Mounting System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

DPW Solar, a brand of Preformed Line Products, has announced its new POWER DISK rail-less rooftop solar mounting system. According to the manufacturer, maneuvering mounting rails can be a demanding part of installing rooftop PV modules, but now installers can avoid [Read More]

GameChange Announces Purlin Jig For Genius Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, has announced the AutoSpace&Square purlin jig for the company’s Genius Tracker solution. According to the company, the AutoSpace&Square purlin jig reduces purlin installation time by over 50% and can [Read More]

Tesla, Vermont Utility Launch ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Energy Storage Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Tesla has teamed up with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) to launch what has been dubbed a “first-of-its-kind” energy storage aggregation program using Tesla’s battery solutions. In a blog post, Tesla says, “The next step in tapping the potential [Read More]

Wartsila Acquires Greensmith To Boost Energy Storage Capabilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of energy storage technologies and software solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With approximately [Read More]

JinkoSolar Modules Receive IEC61345 Certification

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 15, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer JinkoSolar’s modules have received IEC61345 certification from TUV Rheinland. According to JinkoSolar, IEC61345 certification employs stricter testing criteria compared to IEC61215 certification, which currently serves as the industry standard UV test. It is mainly used to test [Read More]