Software

Hardware brief: 300hrs/MW install time, multicrystalline pricing at “historical” lows, power tools, more!

These are our tools, our advanced use of them sets us apart from the animals – so be good to your tools! Foen PV makes beautiful steel – some of it for solar, an earthquake caused a gas plant explosion, and Sensehawk is tying together many tasks via AI.

Vertically integrated advanced energy manufacturing from SolarEdge

pv magazine USA sat down with VP of Marketing & Product Strategy Lior Handelsman at Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City to get the full scope of what SolarEdge is up to.

You too can model solar, wind and storage deployment

NREL has made its capacity planning model freely available for anyone to use. The model can optimize the amounts of solar, wind and storage to be added to the U.S. electric grid. Documentation is included, but a powerful computer and additional software are required.

Tesla is selling commercial solar as cheap as $1.01/W

The new tool launched for C&I solar customers is yet another example of Tesla being able to drive down system prices by ditching traditional sales models and customer acquisition costs.

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Pason swallows up Energy Toolbase

Pason Power and Energy Toolbase are combining their businesses to offer an “end to end software platform” for project estimating, storage control and asset monitoring, after Pason’s parent company bought a majority share of Energy Toolbase.

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Solar tax exemption passes in California, POWERHOME hiring and expanding in SC: pvMB 9/10/19

Welcome one and all to a very special Tuesday pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the Connecticut governor’s push to go 100% CO2 free by 2040, CPS’ tariff response plan, Sunpower’s solar design studio and more!

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Hardware brief: Tesla solar patents, RBI’s “Underground Surety”, solar+storage+SCADA, more!

Hey, when you see me at SPI in Salt Lake City – make sure to show me things to take a picture of so I can get it into the brief! Otherwise, enjoy your weekend and some gear: small scale solar from Morningstar’s SureSine, module pricing trending downward, more!

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Using machine learning and cheap satellite data to design rooftop solar power

Researchers have built a tool to use cheap satellite imagery – like Google Maps – to automatically create solar designs with a 91% accuracy rate.

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EnergySage educates with solar buyer’s guide

EnergySage has released an all-new solar buyers guide which provides data and assessments of thousands of different solar modules and inverters, as well as scores of residential batteries.

SEIA’s solar permit software, corporate turnover typhoon: pvMB 7/2/19

Hello everybody and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. This morning we’ll be looking at the change of CEOs at El Paso Electric, Enel Green Power selling off 65 MW of the Roadrunner project, the Cape Anne solar campaign and more!

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