Following the emerging photovoltaic market, including the latest news, technological advancements, installations and applications


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New Demands Ramp Up Urgency for Electric Utility Distribution System Modernization

Feb. 8, 2023
Why increasingly complex electrical needs will require better designed/managed distribution systems
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A Powerful Duo: Fiberglass Conduit and Solar Applications

Feb. 1, 2023
Champion Fiberglass has provided a durable, cost-effective, corrosion-resistant, American-made electrical conduit solution for more than 30 years. Learn how our electrical conduit...
Photo 1. This structure in Central Coast, Calif. is powered by an array of 28 solar panels situated down the hill from the guesthouse to preserve views extending out into the ocean. The panels sit along the grade of the hill to maximize exposure to the sun. The conduit is run underground to the garage where the batteries and inverter live.

Rise in Off-Grid Residential Solar Installations

Nov. 15, 2022
Homeowners are increasingly interested in using solar to go off grid — or at least as close as possible. The reasons why indicate this might not be a niche market much longer....
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What Living Off the Grid Looks Like

Nov. 9, 2022
Photo gallery shows examples of innovative off-grid homes.
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DOL Honors RES as Official Apprenticeship Ambassador

Aug. 25, 2022
The company aims to promote, expand and diversify apprenticeships as a valuable workforce strategy within the renewable energy industry.
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama James A. Lane Club's microgrid draws power from an 18-kilowatt solar system and stores excess energy in a battery for use when the sun isn’t shining. It will produce 28,000 kilowatt-hours annually and can reduce energy costs by up to $3,100 annually. The system is grid-tied for backup support when battery or solar power is not available.
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Construction Robotics Advances with AWV Solar Project Test

Dec. 5, 2021
Black & Veatch tries out Honda autonomous vehicle prototype on active construction site, deeming it successful.
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Monthly Quiz: Emphasis on Renewable Energy

Sept. 1, 2021
Take our monthly quiz to find out how much you know about the current state of clean energy, and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Amazon, Cabela's, or iTunes!
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PV Installation Safety Standards Beyond NEC Art. 690

July 30, 2021
Complementing Art. 690 with IEC, UL, and IEEE standards can help further mitigate the dark side of solar installs.
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May is National Electrical Safety Month

April 15, 2021
The Electrical Safety Foundation International is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss.