By taking a complete systems approach, products can deliver better density, higher reliability and a lower cost of ownership. With the continued reduction in solar cell costs, the focus on energy yield has given way to the focus on energy density. This is most notable in the commercial & industrial space where projects are space constrained and off-takers have large energy needs. Furthermore, these projects are often financed and the ability to increase the size of the project improves financial return.
The continued growth of Utility Solar in the U.S. has driven record low costs of Utility scale PV deployment. With the evolution of PV panel technology and improved power electronics technology, it is now feasible to deploy 1500VDC systems for utility scale solar.
With greater power output per inverter, more optimized power plant designs and lower balance of system (BoS) costs, 1500VDC technology is set to revolutionize the next phase of utility scale solar.
The increasing penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as solar, call for new approaches on how we organize our electrical grid. Not only are solar inverters getting smarter and smarter (e.g. advanced grid features or communication capabilities) but also new technologies help to ensure a better integration into our energy infrastructure. The biggest impact will come from energy storage systems, which offer plenty of new applications such as backup power, self-consumption, tariff optimization or dynamic grid support. By implementing these new applications into our energy supply, we will pave the way for DER and our grid of the future.
This webinar will explore trends driving the “new normal” of electric rate design across the United States focusing specifically on how the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest public water and power utility, took a collaborative approach to their recently approved rate case.
Across industries, improving the customer experience has positively impacted revenue, profit and satisfaction. Today’s challenge is to ensure that digital resources meet customers where they are—on mobile. Leaders in industries like telecommunications, banking and travel have primed customers to expect user-centric and responsive mobile tools that make getting critical information easy and timely.
This webinar will explain the trade offs of string versus central inverter system architectures and highlight practices that system designers can employ to optimize their use of string inverters in large projects.
In this webinar, ABB’s microgrid experts will address four key considerations that utilities and developers need to consider early in their microgrid planning process:
In this webinar, two experts from NRG’s renewables team will discuss how businesses can navigate through the possibilities and logistics of a solar solution – from choosing relevant technologies to implementing effective delivery approaches. Both are vital in turning the promise of solar power into the reality of a functioning system.
Collaboration and communication with regulators, security experts, other utilities, service providers, vendors, and system integrators is essential to respond to emerging security threats. This webinar will feature practical insights on developing a comprehensive approach to security from substation to end point.
In this webinar, you will learn how complex operational data can be transformed into an easy automatic solution to deliver improved Electric Distribution Reliability with the added benefits of reducing cost, and improving safety and customer satisfaction.