Tagged PV

Growatt inverters now certified for rapid shutdown with APsmart devices

By Kelsey Misbrener APsmart announced a new Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS) certification to the UL 1741 standard with several new inverters from Growatt. Six unique Growatt inverter models, ranging from 3 kW to 6 kW, were tested by CSA and certified for use with APsmart’s Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown Equipment (PVRSE). Among them is Growatt’s…

Four ways to optimize solar asset performance

By SPW By Chris Larkin, Asset Management Director, Distributed Solar Development The long-term growth of the solar industry has reached a tipping point. Installed capacity of solar projects, average portfolio size, shared ownership models and average asset age are all increasing. Meanwhile, the cost of PV modules is declining. The challenge now is how to…

FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

By Rao Konidena FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order from FERC in this new order 2222-A. States with demand response programs…

Soltec has bundled total solar system hardware with SolarFighter

By Billy Ludt Soltec has launched SolarFighter, a product package designed for photovoltaic distributed generation projects up to 12 MW. SolarFighter comprises all equipment required to build a photovoltaic tracking plant, including solar trackers, modules adapted to specific project requirements, inverters, cabling, the balance of plant systems and communications and the option for batteries in…

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