sunspec-login-logoOctober 27, 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.

SunSpec is in contact with over 8000 key individuals at companies involved in every aspect of the distributed energy marketplace. Content can be submitted on the website through the SunSpec Member Portal or emailed directly to

Typhoon HIL: Power Electronics and Microgrid Control Design & Testing in the 21st century

Typhoon HIL is the technology leader in the rapidly-growing field of ultra-high-fidelity controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop (cHIL) testing for power electronics, microgrids, and distribution networks and provides industry-proven, vertically integrated test solutions along with the highest-quality customer support. As the energy sources, their complexity and their demands from the grid are evolving more rapidly than ever,  Typhoon HIL makes it their mission to empower power electronics professionals from all parts of the world and to help them test their controllers thoroughly, cost-effectively and safely.
Typhoon HIL is an advocate for clean, renewable, and reliable energy and for that reason we believe in an energy future that includes more renewable energy sources that are distributed by a smarter. >> Read More


In the past 25 years, we have seen a dramatic change in the way we live our lives and do business. Enhanced mobility, connectivity and data processing capabilities have paved the way to a global and decentralized lifestyle. This development is mainly based on the tremendous technological progress but also reflects changes in society towards more individual freedom and how we get information.

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Improve Reliability of your PV system by utilizing Tigo’s TS4 platform at no-additional cost

PV Magazine, published today Sept 9th, 2016, an article addressing the impact of overheating bypass diodes, Tigo would like to educate you about the alternative you should demand from your system provider.

When Tigo, the Flex MLPE pioneer, launched its TS4 platform, including TS4-B (integrated modular platform) and TS4-R (retrofit platform), it also launched 5 plug-and-play electronic covers that can mate with each of the 2 TS4 bases, and be replaced as project needs change over time.

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Announces Two New Inverter Lines

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is the #1 commercial inverter manufacturer/supplier in the U.S. Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in the USA. PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. To learn more, please go to

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar to Showcase Industry Leading PVI 50TL and PVI 60TL Inverters at Solar Power International

Ideal Power Announces Fabrication of First Double-Sided B-TRANT Power Semiconductor Devices

AUSTIN, Texas – October 20, 2016 – Ideal Power Inc., (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, is announcing today that its semiconductor foundry partner has successfully completed the fabrication of prototypes of Ideal Power’s  Bi-Directional Bi-Polar Junction TRANsistor (B-TRAN™).  Ideal Power holds over 20 patents on the B-TRAN™ including patents on the unique double handle wafer process that was used to produce the initial devices.

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