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Never Use Soap to Wash Dirty Solar Panels

One thing learned during the corona-virus pandemic was the effectiveness of soap and water regularly washing our hands was our greatest defense. While dirty solar panels do have the benefit of constant washing to avoid reduced output and efficiency, soap isn’t the solution here As a solar installer and maintenance […]

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SMA releases its first 1,500-V solar inverter with direct 480-V output

SMA America announces the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 125-kW as an ideal solution for ground-mount projects with 480 VAC interconnection. This 1,500 VDC inverter that can connect to the grid at 480 VAC without an additional transformer. The PEAK3 125-kW is most applicable in community solar, agricultural aggregate […]

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SimpliPhi deploys virtual power plant demonstration project in Louisiana

LFP energy storage manufacturer SimpliPhi Power has partnered with Heila Technologies to deploy intelligent energy storage + solar systems at a demonstration project in Shreveport, Louisiana, with the support of Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) company. “Behind-the-meter energy storage is a cost-effective way to […]

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Transforming Roofs into Power Plants

Some years back, we didn’t presume to imagine a future where in 2020, we might have a 400-watt solar array that appears sort of a beautiful sheet of black glass and be so economical that systems using it economize for homeowners. That said, don’t bet against the forward march of […]

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Dept. of Interior approves plans for 690-MW Gemini solar project with 1,400-MWh battery

The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the approval of a proposal to construct and operate the largest solar project in the United States. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt signed the Record […]

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