SolarEdge announces new power optimizers with record efficiency of 99.5% (98.8% EU weighted efficiency)...Details - Next Generation Power Optimizers
Smart modules embedding SolarEdge power optimizers instead of a traditional junction box are now offered by several module manufacturers...
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Smart junction boxes, optimized by SolarEdge
Molex Incorporated is introducing its new SolarSpec™ smart Junction Box..
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New Safety Solutions
Arc detection and termination - SolarEdge new power optimizers can reduce PV related fire hazards by automatically detecting electric arcs in PV fields...Full Details
Unique String Monitoring and GFDI Solution for Large-Scale Installations... For Details
Expanded Market Reach
USA - SolarEdge products are now approved for US local, state and federal projects funded by US DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Recovery Act (ARRA). Full Story
Easily Build Data Acquisition for Solar Farms Over the Cloud
Solar Production Efficiency Relies on Accurate Data Acquisition.
In the past, usage of solar energy dramatically increased in response to high oil prices. Solar panels were originally established for households and commercial buildings as a way to reduce electricity costs. The production efficiency of solar power was not considered an important factor until governments and power plants around the world began purchasing surplus solar power from private sectors.
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siemens WINS 20MW IDAHO SOLAR FIELD PROJECT
Solar Technology to be Manufactured at Siemens West Chicago Plant
SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2012 - Siemens Industry, Inc. today announced it has received a multi-million order from Interconnect Solar Development, LLC, to supply solar technology manufactured at Siemens West Chicago plant for the 20MW Murphy Flats solar field located in Idaho - the first commercial solar field to be integrated within Idaho Power Company's (IDACORP, Inc.) service territory. The project will include inverters, transformers and containers, and will feature a major technology advantage by using 1000VDC inverters along with 1000VDC panels for maximum energy harvesting. Complete story
Save the Date September 21, 2011
Solar Exchange East Sponsored by Siemens Industry, Inc.
In conjunction with North Carolina Solar Center, NC Sustainable Energy Association, South Carolina Solar Business Alliance, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Georgia Solar Energy Association and Siemens, we are offering a day of discovery and dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry. In addition, there will be opportunity for dialogue exchange on the extensive needs of manufacturers and developers of solar power.
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Noveda's real-time monitoring solutions have helped more than 10% of the commercial solar PV installations in the US perform at contract specifications and production guarantees. Join us at our upcoming webinar on Sept 20 to find out about the latest trends and innovations in solar PV monitoring.
Noveda Technologies strengthens its management team as part of the company's growth strategy.
Noveda Technologies acquires energy efficiency company.
Make Me Sustainable.
Govi Rao, CEO of Noveda Technologies, made a keynote address at 15th annual international conference for clean technologies. Presentation examined the future of clean technology in global economic development.
OUTBACK POWER TECHNOLOGIES
The new Radian Series GS8048 inverter/charger provides a comprehensive answer for Grid-interactive and Standalone power systems. Based upon a proven foundation of reliable technology, but engineered from the ground up to simplify the design, distribution, installation and implementation of energy storage, the standardized structure and integration with the GSLC load center make it easy to provide a successful solution to any power requirement, anywhere.
OnGridOrOff-We Carry The Load
Virtual Control Room shines as Solar Industry's Most Advanced Remote (Cloud) Monitoring System
meteocontrol North America announced the latest upgrades to its Virtual Control Room technology - a professional remote monitoring solution for operations management of photovoltaic power plants and larger PV system portfolios. Multi-system monitoring guarantees optimum operations management and provides assurance of the power plant's yield. Full Story - Virtual Control Room
meteocontrol North America and Princeton Solar Solutions Partner to Increase Solar Energy Production, Propel U.S. Solar Industry Growth
Virtual Control Room Technology to Maximize Solar System Energy Yields, ROI and Long-Term Reliability
Alameda, Calif. - August, 2011 -
meteocontrol North America today launched a strategic partnership with Princeton, NJ-based Princeton Solar Solutions (PSS), further solidifying meteocontrol's North American presence as the most advanced PV monitoring provider. Complete Story
The ZigBee Alliance just released ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 for product development and public download. This update adds dynamic pricing enhancements, tunneling of other protocols, prepayment features, over-the-air updates, and backwards compatibility with certified ZigBee Smart Energy products version 1.0. Updates to this already popular and widely deployed standard come at a time when Smart Meter projects are projected to increase.
With Smart Meter deployments under way, ancillary smart energy devices like programmable communicating thermostats, energy use displays, smart plugs and appliances are gaining momentum, helping to drive a projected $26.1 billion global market by 2019, according to a recent Pike Research study. The firm anticipates ZigBee will lead in wireless connections to smart appliances. Additionally, ON World estimates that ZigBee Smart Energy will comprise about half of global revenues for home energy management equipment and services, aggressively projected at $3.3 billion in 2014, among both wired and wireless systems.
ZigBee has earned its leadership in the market and in analyst projections because the ZigBee Smart Energy standard was developed and advanced by its current and potential users -- utilities, regulators, suppliers, product manufacturers -- the key stakeholders in the energy market. Much like other standards development bodies, the stakeholders volunteer their time and expertise to build ZigBee Smart Energy in an open and consensus-driven manner. This ultimately serves the markets and gives consumers easy-to-use products that will help them be smarter energy users.
In building the roadmap for the future, ZigBee is working diligently to complete Smart Energy Profile 2.0 this year.Smart Energy Profile 2.0 is expected to be the long-term solution for AMI, allowing for simpler integration with existing IP-based systems and protocols, and the ability to operate over multiple communications networking protocols like Wi-Fi, HomePlug, HomeGrid, and others. In fact, those alliances just created a new consortium focused on defining product interoperability standards regardless of networking technology to ensure that all Smart Energy Profile 2.0 based devices work together. This is important given that Smart Energy Profile 2.0 functionality has been expanded for both current and future deployments to include new features for electric vehicles, distributed energy resources (solar, wind, etc.), improved security, improved network management and the means to migrate between today's environment and that of tomorrow.