Product Reviews > BOS

  • enphase

    Enphase providing next-gen energy management system through ‘Envoy-S’ gateway

    08 September 2015, 11:15

    Enphase Energy is launching the next-generation ‘Envoy-S’ gateway that serves as the control of the Enphase Energy Management System, an integrated, scalable platform for solar generation, control, energy management and storage. Greatly enhanced hardware and software enables more cost-effective and reliable solar installations while adding significant value for system owners.

  • Allianz Climate Solutions

    Allianz Climate Solutions providing integrated financial and technical services for PV power plants

    07 August 2015, 11:25

    Allianz Climate Solutions, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), and the VDE Testing and Certification Institute (VDE Institute) have entered into a partnership to offer integrated financial and technical services for PV power plants to support PV projects with the achievement of ‘investability’, ‘bankability’ and ‘insurability’.

  • eccopia

    Real-time and forecasted weather intelligence integrated into Ecoppia’s cleaning system

    04 August 2015, 11:31

    Ecoppia, a developer of robotic, water-free PV panel cleaning solutions has introduced its advanced E4 control system. With the integration of real-time and forecasted information on precipitation, cloudiness and air quality, Ecoppia now offers a more intelligent and reliable operation, and provides a comprehensive view of site conditions, helping site managers make better-informed decisions on cleaning schedules.

  • Renusol

    Renusol has extended its MetaSole mounting solution to include the portrait orientation

    29 July 2015, 11:50

    Mounting systems manufacturer Renusol has extended its MetaSole mounting solution to include the new MS+ Portrait, which is capable of fixing photovoltaic modules to roofs in portrait orientation.

  • ISE

    Fraunhofer ISE and VDE providing integrated financial and technical services for PV power plants

    02 July 2015, 09:58

    Allianz Climate Solutions, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), and the VDE Testing and Certification Institute (VDE Institute) have entered into a partnership to offer integrated financial and technical services for PV power plants to support PV projects with the achievement of ‘investability’, ‘bankability’ and ‘insurability’.

  • DuraTrack HZ v3

    DuraTrack HZ v3 from ATI offers greater density and minimized components for lower LCOE

    12 May 2015, 18:34

    Array Technologies (ATI), has announced the introduction of its latest single-axis tracking system, the ‘DuraTrack’ HZ v3 for utility-scale PV power plants. After nearly 2 years of development and testing, Array recently commissioned the first 1.2MW DuraTrack HZ v3 site in northern New Mexico.

  • shoals

    Shoals adds UL1699B listing to SNAPshot wireless arc fault solution

    23 March 2015, 11:26

    Shoals Technologies Group has added UL1699B listing to the SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault solution. The SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault Solution protects solar assets and property by detecting arcing at the string-level and disconnecting the inverter or charge components.

  • Bentek

    Bentek offers easy-to-install racking solution for three-phase commercial inverters

    23 March 2015, 11:17

    Bentek has launched and begun shipments of its commercial PV market PowerRack-AL for three-phase inverters. The NEC 2014 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Compliant Universal racking system is designed to be cost effective and easy-to-install.

  • cpr

    SPI 2014: Clean Power Research targets US interconnection soft cost reduction

    21 October 2014, 09:19

    Clean Power Research will be demonstrating ‘PowerClerk’ at Solar Power International 2014. The new software, funded by a US DoE SunShot Incubator award, takes solar interconnection online to streamline application processes, shorten time to interconnection and reduce soft costs.

  • nextracker

    SPI 2014: NEXTracker offer’s self-powered tracking technology to lower BOS

    20 October 2014, 15:41

    NEXTracker is unveiling its self-powered tracking technology with the NEXTracker SPT at Solar Power International.

  • Exosun

    SPI 2014: Exosun offers single-axis tracker with intelligent backtracking process

    13 October 2014, 10:56

    Exosun is now offering its ‘Exotrack’ HZ horizontal single-axis tracker with an intelligent patented backtracking process, called ‘SMARTracking’. Exosun’s Exotrack HZ will be on display at Solar Power International (SPI 2014), held October 21-23 in Las Vegas.

  • ampt

    String optimizer from Ampt has double number of modules per string

    30 September 2014, 15:07

    Ampt has introduced a new string optimizer, a DC power converter with multiple maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and output voltage and current limits to optimize system design and maximize performance of large-scale PV systems.

  • SolarCity

    SolarCity’s ZS Peak mounting system provides higher panel density on commercial rooftops

    16 September 2014, 13:26

    SolarCity has launched a flat roof solar mounting solution that is claimed to be twice as fast to install and can generate significantly more solar electricity from each rooftop than alternatives for the commercial market. The ZS Peak mounting system provides an innovative snap-together system to simplify and accelerate installation.

  • panelclaw

    PanelClaw offers lower cost ‘Polar Bear’ flat roof mounting system

    30 July 2014, 17:24

    PanelClaw is introducing its ‘Polar Bear’ III, a new flat roof mounting system. The new Polar Bear product is said to take the best aspects of PanelClaw’s existing Polar Bear, ‘Grizzly Bear’ and ‘Kodiak Bear’ flat roof portfolio and combines them into a single platform with more competitive pricing.

  • ampt

    Intersolar North America: String optimiser from Ampt has double number of modules per string

    09 July 2014, 17:08

    Ampt has introduced a new string optimiser, a DC power converter with multiple maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and output voltage and current limits to optimize system design and maximise performance of large-scale PV systems. Ampt is showcasing the product at several partner booths during Intersolar North America, including Shoals and Bonfiglioli.

  • plant design that combines First Solar’s thin-film CdTe modules with GE’s new ProSolar 1500 Volt inverter/transformer system, which is claim

    First Solar and GE develop next-generation PV power plant

    19 March 2014, 16:55

    First Solar and GE’s Power Conversion business are utilizing their recently established technology and commercial partnership to develop a more cost effective and productive utility-scale PV power plant design that combines First Solar’s thin-film CdTe modules with GE’s new ProSolar 1500 Volt inverter/transformer system, which is claimed to be the largest inverter in the industry capable of accommodating 1,500 volt DC solar arrays.

  • The LGate 120 is a one-piece completely under glass meter which installs easily using a standard socket base. Performance data is uploaded i

    Locus Energy offers PV system fleet operators enhanced data collection

    28 January 2014, 16:50

    Locus Energy has introduced its next-generation of smart meters designed to allow solar installers and asset managers to more easily collect, monitor and analyse performance data from both residential and light commercial solar PV systems. The LGate 120 and 320 are the first cellular smart meters designed specifically to measure the performance of PV installations.

  • A new ‘FlexReportXL’ report generator produces plant performance reports that can include information from other sources, such as forecasts

    Skytron adds performance and planning enhancements to ‘PVGuard’ power plant software

    24 January 2014, 17:57

    Skytron energy has made considerable performance upgrades to its monitoring, control and supervision solutions for PV power plants. The ‘PVGuard’ Supervision Platform has been enhanced with improved SCADA software capabilities for energy production planning, performance analysis and system integration.

  • The new M215 includes Integrated Ground technology

    Enphase offers simpler microinverter installation and operational software management

    14 January 2014, 16:22

    Enphase Energy has introduced new hardware and software products that are claimed to lower solar system installation and operations costs for solar professionals.

  • Since the mechanism is frictionless, less force is required to move a tracker - which means that no external power source is required to mov

    Scorpius Trackers Vader-xFP tracking system uses frictionless technology and no bearings

    13 September 2013, 12:55

    Scorpius Trackers claims to be the first company to have pioneered a frictionless pivot system that does not require bearings for free movement in solar tracking systems. The Vader-xFP tracking system is claimed to have zero wear and tear of mechanical parts with less than 0.1% of the generated power being consumed for tracking a >1MW PV power plant.

  • Solar Cube calculates the ‘zenith angle’ and the ‘azimuth angle’, which together specify the exact position of the sun in the sky to withi

    IMO offers off the shelf controller designed for axis PV systems

    11 April 2013, 08:48

    The IMO Solar Cube has been developed by IMO Precision Controls as an easy to set up solar tracking and measurement controller with the flexibility to adapt to either one or two axis PV module installations to track the sun’s movement.

  • The Bifurcated Wormetary gearing combines a right angle worm gear to turn the corner with a pair of efficient planetary gearboxes for a tota

    Dunkermotor’s new ‘Bifurcated Wormetary’ gearmotors provide reliable operation of CSP and PTC power

    03 January 2013, 13:00

    In the field of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC) technology is one of the most widely used, and Dunkermotor’s new ‘Bifurcated Wormetary’ gearmotors are designed to meet that application’s requirements, while offering several unique benefits.

  • QBotix uses intelligent robots to offer low cost module tracking system

    10 September 2012, 08:09 | Comments (1)

    Start-up, QBotix, has revealed the ‘QBotix Tracking System’ (QTS), a dual-axis tracking system that employs rugged, intelligent and mobile robots to dynamically operate solar power plants and maximize energy output. QTS is claimed to costs as much as existing single axis systems but generates up to 15% more energy. QTS will generate up to 40% more energy than fixed mount systems.

  • PolyOne’s ‘Syncure Solar’ wire cable solution supports overall BOS cost reduction

    05 September 2012, 17:03

    PolyOne has introduced a new technology for PV systems wire and cable called ‘Syncure Solar.’ Available globally, this UV-resistant, cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) system is claimed to meet UL 4703 and VW 1-compliance in one material, eliminating the need to use two separate insulation and jacketing formulations.

  • Clenergy offers PV-ezRack mounting system for trapezoidal sheet roofs

    28 August 2012, 11:15

    Clenergy launched the PV-ezRack Trapezoidal module mounting system at Intersolar Europe, 2012. The new high-quality universal mounting system is designed for PV-systems on trapezoidal sheet roofs with thicknesses of 0.4mm and above.

  • Siliken’s ‘energybox’ offers complete rooftop optimization solutions

    20 August 2012, 10:51 | Comments (1)

    Siliken has developed the ‘energybox’ PV system that offers more than 100 structural solutions for the design of any type of residential and industrial rooftops. The kit is scalable and therefore allows the covering of any rooftop size by connecting several energyBoxes in tandem. Siliken also developed a 72-cell module, which yields the same power with 20% fewer modules, therefore saving components, cutting operating costs and installation time.

  • TAOKE ‘IOT’ is designed to protect and improve the operating efficiency of the PV power plant

    11 June 2012, 10:33

    Shanghai TAOKE Network Technology has developed the GPRS photovoltaic data acquisition (TK-G10-01/08/16/08S/16S) and Ethernet photovoltaic data acquisition the (TK-E20-01/08/16/08S/16S/32D) systems for a wide range of PV power plant applications, designed to protect and improve the operating efficiency of the PV system.

  • AlsoEnergy enhances ‘PowerTrack’ Energy Management Services software

    30 April 2012, 11:00

    AlsoEnergy has developed several new reporting and collaboration enhancements to its cloud-based ‘PowerTrack’ Energy Management Services software. The newest features allow developers and investors in solar energy systems to create performance models and compare operation between sites and models to quickly detect underperforming components and generate better system returns.

  • DC cabling solution from Amphenol monitors for power generation, ground faults and fire protection

    13 February 2012, 10:21 | Comments (1)

    Amphenol Industrial is offering a new active trunk and drop cabling solution, in conjunction with Ampt, a designer of active electronics for photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The new cabling solution is claimed to reduce the cost of commercial and utility-scale PV systems.

  • New mounting system from TTi provides for a 100% watertight system for shingle roofs

    18 January 2012, 23:00

    TTi has introduced its next generation of residential solar roof mount, the patented TTi Flat Jack Comp Shingle Mount. As a durable and reliable mount for installing PV panels on composition shingle roofs, the TTi Flat Jack now requires no shingle trimming or sealants, reduces labour costs and protects roofs.

  • SPI: 2011: Unirac’s ISYS Single Access Tracker requires fewer foundations for faster construction

    18 October 2011, 19:43 | Comments (1)

    Unirac has launched the ISYS Single Axis Tracker at the Solar Power International (SPI) trade show, which is claimed to be the most robust and versatile ground mount tracker system on the market today. The system is able to work with any space or module system. Unirac backs the ISYS Tracker with a 20-year structural performance warranty.

  • SPI 2011: Molex offers panel-mount DC connectors preventing accidental and unauthorized decoupling

    17 October 2011, 13:01

    Molex has further expanded its range of ‘SolarSpec’ products with the development of pin (male) and socket (female) panel-mount DC connectors. SolarSpec panel-mount DC connectors, with internal locking and touch-proof design for superior safety, feature an innovative nut mechanism for simple assembly to the panel and a durable connection for cable attachment to solar inverters. The products will be showcased at the Solar Power International at booth 6854.

  • SPI 2011: Locus Energy releases irradiance modeling software service

    17 October 2011, 12:28

    Locus Energy is preparing to launch ‘Virtual Irradiance’ a patent pending software service providing highly accurate estimates of historical and real-time solar irradiance across North America. The service will be offered as an add-on for all users of the company’s web-based residential and commercial monitoring platform.

  • Kinematics slewing drives increase efficiency and load-holding capacity of solar trackers

    03 August 2011, 15:26

    Kinematics slewing drives are designed, tested and guaranteed for a 30-year field life. All aspects of engineering control are based on creating a low-cost, reliable solution for our customers. We qualify all the raw materials, components and final assemblies to meet these standards. Kinematics slewing drives use hourglass worm technology, affording them maximum survivability load-holding capacity and increased efficiency and accuracy.

  • National Semi’s ‘SolarMagic’ chipset and firmware can detect arc faults in PV system

    28 June 2011, 12:32

    National Semiconductor has introduced the ‘SolarMagic’ arc detection reference design, comprised of analog front end integrated circuits (ICs) and multi-band dynamic filtering firmware. According to the company this is the first commercially available chipset to detect hazardous DC arc faults in PV systems.

  • Solyndra offers non-penetrating easy mount system for commercial metal roof market

    22 June 2011, 11:11

    Solyndra has launched the Solyndra 200 Series ‘Metal Roof Solution.’ The unique non-penetrating adjustable mounting system is designed to meet the additional solar installation challenges posed by metal roofs. Metal roofs make up a significant and growing portion of the large, low-sloped, commercial, industrial and agricultural rooftop markets.

  • Trojan Battery launches industrial battery line for renewable energy applications

    07 June 2011, 14:15

    Trojan Battery has added an Industrial flooded line of batteries for renewable energy (RE) and backup power applications to its product portfolio.  Designed to support large daily loads where the batteries are cycled regularly, Trojan’s deep-cycle Industrial batteries are ideal solutions for a wide range of photovoltaic systems.

  • Yamaichi Electronics ‘Eco-Si’ junction box uses hermetic sealed over-molding technology

    07 June 2011, 08:21

    Yamaichi Electronics has developed a new photovoltaic junction box for crystalline solar modules for the ‘Y-Sol’ product family. The new, cost-effective ‘Eco-Si’ junction box uses hermetic sealed over-molding technology to provide greater sealing and long-life, even in extreme conditions. Yamaichi is presenting the technology at Intersolar Europe 2011, in Hall C3, Booth 533.

  • Transphorm’s gallium nitride diode DC-DC boost converter claims 99% efficiency

    30 May 2011, 17:54

    Transphorm has launched its new power diode based on patented, high-performance EZ GaNTM (Gallium Nitride) technology. The power converters are designed with 600V transistors and low-loss power diodes, which makes for a fast and efficient conversion technology.

  • KEMPER Solar’s new tracker offers higher flexibility and greater choice of module selection

    20 April 2011, 14:33

    KEMPER Solar is to present a new tracking system at Intersolar 2011. The KemTRACK two-axis tracking systems has undergone a complete facelift and offers 70-120 square meter module area with improved control and increased stability. Automated robot welding and a reduction in the amount of material used in the fabrication are designed to further reduce costs and prices.

  • New Product: GE’s 600 kW solar inverter takes lead from wind turbine capabilities

    06 January 2010, 14:47

    Technology used in GE’s wind turbines, is now being applied to large-scale PV systems. Building on a platform of power electronics, monitoring and controls that enhance wind energy grid integration, GE has developed a 600 kW solar inverter, which includes grid-friendly features to deliver performance in large-scale solar installations similar to conventional power plants.

  • New Product: SINVERT PV inverters from Siemens offer field-proven performance and reliability

    25 September 2008, 20:54

    Siemens AG has developed and manufactured inverters for photovoltaic applications since 1987. The latest products of this development are the SINVERT PV inverters, a family of three phase grid-connected inverters in the range of 60kVA up to 1700kVA.


  • Photovoltaics International 29th Edition

    Forecasting the evolution of a young, dynamic industry is by definition an uncertain business, and solar is no exception. Rarely, if ever, do the numbers broadcast by any of the various bodies involved in the PV prediction game tally, and even historical deployment rates remain the subject of hot debate. The paradox is that getting forecasts broadly right is going to become increasingly important over the next few years, particularly for those involved in producing the equipment that will support whatever levels of demand come to pass.



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