PV inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables LLC has released a new line of commercial PV inverters for the solar market. The new commercial inverter line has five inverter power levels: 50 kW, 60 kW, 75 kW, 85 kW and 100 kW. The inverters include a user-interactive LCD, as well as fused subcombiners, forward-facing disconnects, a stainless-steel Continue reading →
SPARQ Systems has announced the release of its advanced smart grid ready micro-inverter. The company reports that it has created an “all-in-one product that is auto-configurable to any jurisdiction, worldwide. It is the only product on the market compatible with both 50 Hz and 60 Hz power frequency and is smart grid-ready.” In addition, the Continue reading →
Solectria Renewables LLC, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic inverters, has announced that a high concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power generating facility in Alamosa, Colo., has been put into service. The project features over 500 large CPV pedestals, smart inverters and dual-axis trackers. Cogentrix Energy LLC utilized Solectria Renewables’ utility-scale inverters for its 30 MW Alamosa Solar Continue reading →
The term “smart grid” means many things to many people, but for solar and utility engineers, the effort around perfecting solar smart grid tools has focused on refining the grid-capable properties of inverters and storage components. Communications protocols are being drafted and harmonized, and component manufacturers and utilities are entering a new phase of testing Continue reading →
Rooftop solar panels can really destabilize the grid with their on-again, off-again power, if you’ve got enough of them concentrated in one place. It’s a good thing, then, that the inverters that connect solar panels to the grid can be designed to solve most of those problems — and even add some new grid-stabilizing features Continue reading →
Last week we reported on Silver Spring Networks’ Maui smart grid project, including its plans to add solar power to its list of smart grid link-ups. Looks like those plans are coming true — and you can add Oklahoma to the list. Utilities in both states are asking Silver Spring, inverter maker Fronius and solar Continue reading →
Solectria Renewables LLC, a Lawrence, Mass.-based PV inverter manufacturer, says it is delivering over 8.5 MW of commercial (PVI 60-100 kW) and smart-grid (SGI 225-500kW) PV inverters for projects across Massachusetts. via Solar Industry:.