Traditional models of operating and maintaining electrical generating assets converting fuels such as natural gas, coal or nuclear don’t necessarily work to meet the current and expected financial demands of utility scale solar.
A typical US residential solar project is known to take 100+ man-hours of total effort: sales, marketing, financing, design, procurement, installation and operations tasks all performed by stakeholders across different companies working together.
Until recently, the price differential between three phase string inverters and central inverters was so large that the decision to use central inverters in utility scale solar systems was straightforward.
With soft costs representing nearly two-thirds of solar costs today in the commercial, residential, and utility sectors, the effects of early adoption of these marketplaces is wide-sweeping and may represent the largest opportunity in 2017 for all members of the supply chain
Each year power outages cost commercial and industrial businesses tens of billions of dollars in lost productivity. Of the over 3,500 power outages nationwide last year — two thirds of which lasted under 5 minutes — deploying energy storage systems capable of seamless transition to backup power could save American businesses tens of billions of dollars each year.
Aeris and its customer, SolarEdge, will share how gaining insight and control over your PV installations can drive profitability and customer satisfaction in an uncertain solar market. One proven way is migrating your operations to robust cellular connectivity and an easy to use management platform.
An energy system is, in some ways, like a neighborhood: even indirect actions can have immediate effects. The impending influx of solar energy resources requires adaptation from neighboring resources to augment the positive effects of its incorporation into the energy system.
The road to seamless distributed energy resources (DERs) integration will follow different courses, but the state of disruption is a stop ahead for all utilities. DERs challenge traditional approaches to reliability; bypass established standards and regulation; steer the industry toward new, intelligent grid-edge control paradigms; and put new business models on the map.
The design, construction, and commissioning of large-scale PV projects present unique challenges that can only be overcome through effective partnerships up and down the solar value chain. In this webinar, NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar and Blattner Energy Director of Solar Operations Stephen Jones will discuss the art and science of transforming massive quantities of steel, PV and electrical into reliable, high performance power plants.
From FERC Order 1000 to New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, electric utilities are increasingly being asked to consider non-wires alternatives (NWA) to traditional investments in transmission and distribution infrastructure. States are taking notice of the grid planning opportunity with notable proceedings already underway in California, Maryland and Massachusetts. To help utilities successfully navigate the new industry dynamic, this webinar will provide attendees with practical information to inform project planning and implementation of a NWA.