pvMB 2/13/19: Tigo’s SMART website, DeKalb solar projects return… and more!


Tigo launches SMART website – “-Tigo today unveiled the updates to its SMART Website, the company’s next generation online monitoring platform. The SMART Website manages system-, string-, and module-level data for utility, commercial, and residential PV systems. System analytics track production, send alerts, and proactively suggest maintenance actions to keep systems operating at maximum efficiency. For Rapid Shutdown, Tigo’s SMART website can remotely power-off each module individually, eliminating high voltage for maintenance or safety purposes.” New features of the Tigo SMART Website include improved UI, an enhanced overview, simplified navigation, and detailed alerts. Source: Tigo


Solar wings triple drone’s flight time – A drone developed by Australian-based Praxis Aeronautics has had its flight time extended from three hours to nine by the addition of solar cells on its wings. Initially the wings were tested using traditional silicon solar cells, until the advent of wings created with gallium arsenide cells, which are lighter, thinner, more efficient and more expensive. Source: Renew Economy


DeKalb solar projects re-approved – Well that was quick. The same community solar farms from yesterday’s pvmb in DeKalb County Illinois have been re-approved after a special hearing was held on Monday. The two were passed by a 12-8 vote and are now eligible for the state’s lottery submission deadline. Source: The Daily Chronicle


Southern Arkansas University Tech going solar with 1 MW project – Come on down and join the party, Rockets! Southern Arkansas University Tech will be offsetting 70% of its annual electricity usage thanks to a 1 MW solar project being developed by Today’s Power Inc. This will be Today Power’s 23rd development project, almost all of which have been in the 1 MW range. Source: the Magnolia Reporter


RCPS helps complete 57 MW South Carolina project – 57 MW of solar in South Carolina have gone on-line thanks to RP Construction Services, Pine Gate Renewables and Narenco. The Peony solar project is located in Orangeburg County and features DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers by Array Technologies. Source: RP Construction Services


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