String to inverter: BoS component failures

Electrical Balance Of System (BOS) components can be key failure points in PV installations, and the further up the chain the component, the greater potential effect on power production.

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What does the solar eclipse mean for solar power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies.

How do independent power producers remain profitable with dwindling PPA rates?

In this guest post for pv magazine, Arbox Renewable Energy President Farid Najafi looks at how software can help boost margins for IPPs under an environment of intensely low PPA prices.

What causes PID?

Potentially Induced Degradation (PID) can significantly impact PV system output and be a real headache for system owners. But what is PID, what causes it, and what can be done to prevent it?

Is the standalone residential solar inverter obsolete?

In this guest post for pv magazine USA, Enphase co-Founder and VP of Products and Strategic Initiatives Raghu Belur looks at the future of residential solar inverters versus AC modules, drawing parallels from the personal computing industry.

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Close call for Illinois solar program funding

Funding for solar programs in the Future Energy Jobs Act has been preserved, during an override of the governor’s veto of the budget.

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El Paso has impressive clean energy potential, but its utility is trying to block solar’s growth

In this op-ed, Environmental Defense Fund’s John Hall argues that El Paso Electric’s recent rate proposal, including discriminatory rates for pv system owners, will undermine the city’s ability to reach its potential.

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A new approach to unlocking the corporate solar market without virtual net metering

In this guest post for pv magazine USA, Soltage Senior VP Marc Miller looks at the Contract for Differences (CfD) model as a way to further expand corporate adoption of solar, particularly in states that do not have Virtual Net Metering policies.

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Updates to energy related bills in the 2017-2018 California legislative session

Stoel Rives’ Energy Team provides the latest update on the many solar and energy-related bills moving their way through the California legislature.

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