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Palmetto launches Instant Proposal service

Using data from Mapdwell, Palmetto can now generate and design a residential solar system proposal in a minute.

Wildfires could lead to millions in solar losses, insurer warns

A GCube report says that the solar industry must institute widespread wildfire mitigation and monitoring practices, or else it stands to suffer major financial losses in the coming years.

Answering YOUR questions: The importance of soiling monitoring & mitigation

pv magazine takes another look at monitoring and mitigation of solar system soiling to answer questions from you, the audience.


VDE acquires Renewable Energy Test Center

The move will exponentially expand RETC’s testing capabilities, adding value to VDE’s existing bankability and reliability assessment services.

Solar PV fires: Cost estimates and the road to better data

The solar industry’s struggle with fire safety is ongoing. Dr. John R. Balfour and Lawrence Shaw have developed a means to begin to estimate the future costs and impacts from reported PV system-sourced fires.

Renewables accounted for more than a quarter of all U.S. electrical generation in April

The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly report shows renewables setting records once again and accounting for 25% of the country’s April electricity output.

How do we prevent solar fires if we don’t know anything about them?

Nobody wants their system to catch fire, yet fire data is historically underreported, making the discovery of causes and development of mitigation plans nearly impossible.


LineVision to run transmission line monitoring pilot with SMUD

LineVision’s V3 monitoring system will be installed across power lines in the greater Sacramento region for SMUD, monitoring transmission assets to identify if additional capacity is available at certain times where bottlenecks are present and to avoid energy curtailment.

Solar and wind delivered more energy generation than ever before in March

The two resources accounted for 16.8% of total U.S. energy generation in March, up 34.3% over March 2020.


Eyes in the sky: How solar plant owners can benefit from aerial inspection technologies

When asset owners don’t take advantage of aerial inspection tools, they may miss a chance to mitigate risk and optimize the health of the DC side of their system… and may leave money on the table.

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