In this webinar, we utilize design tools and system architecture characteristics to openly compare historic residential solar topologies -- traditional string inverters, microinverters, DC optimized string inverters and introduce a next generation power electronics, called Ultraverter, along 6 critical buying criteria for solar inverters, including:
Engaging with customers across billing and energy efficiency has recently matured into an opportunity to solidify the utility’s position as a source of insight and choice around energy, and targeted messaging is creating similar opportunities throughout the customer lifecycle.
This webinar will highlight the key trends behind the shift toward customer-centric DSM program management, focusing on leading approaches that enable utilities to deliver energy savings cost effectively.
As renewable energy takes hold for businesses of all types, so does the range of renewable solutions being put in place. A good example lies in the offsite wind and solar projects NRG is now installing. These offsite projects are designed to put clean energy to work for customers who may not have thought a renewable approach was right for them – whether for logistical or financial reasons.
With increasing functionality available to you, how do you choose the right module and optimization level for your system? In this webinar, Trina Solar will give you the details of the latest smart modules and solutions, and Aurora Solar will demo their modelling software to show how you can design systems with selectively-deployed MLPE.
Remote and island communities and customers have always provided a strong business case for the development of hybrid renewable microgrids. These communities have traditionally relied almost entirely on diesel-fired generation which is costly and presents supply chain and environmental risk. This is changing as increasing adoption of significant renewables on to these systems with appropriate controls and integration are providing a direct economic benefit.
As a variety of solar-specific software tools reach the market, they are helping solar installers improve their speed and reduce costs.
However, improved speed is only part of the software story. The best installers are transforming the way they operate to increase their effectiveness, close more deals, and improve their turnaround times. These installers are becoming fundamentally different organizations with different workflows and streamlined org structures.
This webinar will describe the latest developments in solar software tools, and explain how these tools are impacting the way solar installers operate, showcasing case studies of new workflows, techniques, and best practices.
Preparing for a Distributed Energy Future: What Can Be Done Today to Integrate DERs Cost Effectively
Distributed energy resources, particularly solar PV, are growing at an unprecedented rate. GTM Research forecasts that the global market for PV will grow threefold by 2020, to a nearly 700 GW cumulative demand market and a 135 GW annual market by 2020. Assuming that rapid growth is ahead, it is fundamentally important for broader-scale distributed energy market reform to be realized in the future. This, however, is a challenging endeavor that may yet take some time.
While the industry and regulators work through the challenges associated with a new “distributed energy future,” what can be done now, within the existing utility regulatory construct to help integrate additional DERs in a cost-effective, reliable, and equitable manner?