May 9, 2016 – The SunSpec Spotlight is a new marketing opportunity that the SunSpec Alliance is making available to Members of the Alliance. For no additional cost, Members will be able to submit their articles, press releases, blogs, videos and other pieces of content for bi-monthly email blasts to the SunSpec ecosystem. These items will also be hosted on the SunSpec website for future use.

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Huawei Joins the SunSpec Alliance HuaweiLogo

Growing Remarkably in 9 Regional Markets: Greater than 8GW, Top1, and greater than 50% Market Share in China, Top3 in EU and Japan
Find out more about Huawei is doing in this sector

Mercatus Global Advanced Energy Insights Report 

The Mercatus Global Advanced Energy Insight Report is compiled to provide energy
producers with key insight into conditions and trends that are emerging in the advanced energy power generation market. The following information is based on data consolidated on energy projects in various stages of development managed in Mercatus’ Energy Investment Management (EIM) platform in 2015.
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Press Release: Renewable Energy Projects in Emerging Market Yielding 28 Percent Higher Returns Than North America and Europe

Flying Blind and Crashing: The Need for Quality Data Transparency in Light of the Solar Market Meltdown

From One Industry to Another: What Utilities Can Learn from Banking’s Redemption

Solar-Log 370 Nominated for Intersolar Award solarloglogo

The Solar-Log 370, an advanced PV monitoring and power management device, has been selected as a finalist for an Intersolar AWARD in the “Photovoltaics” category,
presented to companies with innovative products with high added-value for users
and society.
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Solar-Log® & GE Meters Certified to UL Standard 2735

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Inverters Power the 1MW Goodyear Rubber Manufacturing Facility Yaskawa - Solectria Solar_RGB_WEBONLY1
Lawrence, MA – March 29, 2016 – Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that its three-phase, transformerless PVI 28TL inverters were installed at the Goodyear Rubber Manufacturing Facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The 1MW solar array is comprised of over 3,000 solar modules powered by 33 Solectria PVI 28TL inverters and cover the main manufacturing plant and five parking canopies. The Goodyear Rubber Rancho Cucamonga facility was built in 1961 and the Company is an offshoot of the original Goodyear Rubber Company established in 1872.
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Press Release: Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Establishes Manufacturing and Sales/Service Office in São Paulo, Brazil

Press Release: Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Introduces Industry Leading PVI 50TL and PVI 60TL Inverters

Fronius Offers Rapid Shutdown Solution for Multiple Strings fronius-bio

The NEC 2014 section 690.12 requires new photovoltaic systems to have a rapid shutdownfunctionality, which de-energizes the array to less than 30 V within 10 seconds in order to enhance rooftop and firefighter safety. This code requirement has caused challenges throughout the solar industry, since many products are not able to accommodate such functionality. The Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box-Multi, shipping in May 2016, is a larger version of the previously released Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box-Single already available on the market.
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Tigo® achieves TÜV certification for its TS4-RTigo-162x71

LOS GATOS, Calif., April 19th, 2016 – Tigo®, the Smart Module market leader, today
announced that the newly released TS4-R platform for the retrofit/Add-on solar system received the European standards EN 62109-1:2010 certification by TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent testing, inspection and certification services
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