Bulletin: CA Rule 21 DRAFT Resolution E-5000

DRAFT Resolution E-5000 clarifies smart inverter communications requirements in response to the petition of the California Solar & Storage Association for modification of Resolutions E-4832 and E-4898 June 6, 2019 Today the California Public Utilities Commission...

Rapid Shutdown Gets Its First Sunspec Certification in Fronius

For full article, visit PV Magazine. The Fronius Symo Advanced product line, which had already been NEC 2017 compliant when coupled with a Tigo TS-4, is now also certified for rapid shutdown by the SunSpec Alliance. Stephen Coffrin – U.S. Department of Energy In the...

Seven Trends from Our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide

For full article, visit Solar Builder Magazine By Chris Crowell We asked every inverter manufacturer to tell us about their latest and greatest products for our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide. What came back was a range of innovations from the most powerful...

What’s the Status of the Smart Grid?

For full article, visit Solar Power World By Kelsey Misbrener Inverters are now required to be ‘smart’ and perform certain grid assistance roles thanks to the updated IEEE code. But what’s the status of the smart grid in general? The concept and capabilities of the...

Currents Podcast: The Orange Button Standard

Jon Previtali from Wells Fargo and Tom Tansy from the Sunspec Alliance join Todd Alexander, host of Currents Podcast, to discuss the Orange Button data standard, explaining what it is and why the solar industry is in need of a data standard. We discuss how the...

Experts Only Podcast: Orange Button

Listen to Clean Capital’s Mark Garrett speak with Charlie Isaacs, Chief Technology Officer of Salesforce in this podcast about technology in solar finance, particularly Orange Button. Listen to the Podcast

Can You Hack the Grid Using an Inverter?

Maybe. But you’d be better off using a laptop. And no, Huawei inverters aren’t going to cause a blackout. For full article, visit PV Magazine USA by Christian Roselund On Monday, 11 U.S. senators sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling...

Drive Down Solar Soft Costs with Data Standards

The Orange Button Initiative wants to significantly reduce the cost of your solar install For full article, visit Solar r.e.view by Solar r.e.view  | Illustration by Tom Miller Solar soft costs are most often associated with project-related activities like permitting,...