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A Tour of DISCOM 1500V Combiners for Utility-Scale PV Systems

A Tour of DISCOM 1500V Combiners for Utility-Scale PV Systems

In our latest webinar, Applications Engineer Michael Nieman discusses Yaskawa –Solectria Solar’s DISCOM 1500, the newest combiner box and most reliable choice for Utility-Scale PV Systems. He reviews product features, utility-scale design considerations and showcases the labor-saving advantages when using Yaskawa – Solectria Solar products.
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A Tour of DISCOM 1500V Combiners for Utility-Scale PV Systems

A Tour of DISCOM 1500V Combiners for Utility-Scale PV Systems

In our latest webinar, Applications Engineer Michael Nieman discusses Yaskawa –Solectria Solar’s DISCOM 1500, the newest combiner box and most reliable choice for Utility-Scale PV Systems. He reviews product features, utility-scale design considerations and showcases the labor-saving advantages when using Yaskawa – Solectria Solar products. Read Post

Looking Forward: The Solectria Perspective on 2017 Solar Trends

Looking Forward: The Solectria Perspective on 2017 Solar Trends

Three trends involve 1500V system components, a solution for expiring warranties on central pv inverters, and demand for rapid shut down solutions. Read Post

PV String Inverters: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar’s Answer for a Simplified Residential Solar Power Installation

PV String Inverters: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar’s Answer for a Simplified Residential Solar Power Installation

Our recent webinar covered Yaskawa-Solectria Solar’s residential solar product offering. We spoke of the difference between module level power electronics (MLPE) and string inverters in residential systems. The webinar also highlighted our PVI 3800-7600TL single-phase, transformerless PV inverters and additional options including the Rapid Shutdown Combiner for NEC compliance. If you missed our webinar, you can view it in its entirety right here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIFw8Oxdr9w Read Post

Anti-Islanding Protection with Grid-Tied PV Inverters

Anti-Islanding Protection with Grid-Tied PV Inverters

Anti-islanding protection is a commonly required safety feature which disables PV inverters when the grid enters an islanded condition. Anti-islanding protection is required for UL1741 / IEEE 1547. Knowledge of how this protection method works is essential for today’s PV system designers. We recently offered a webinar, featuring Eric Every, Sr. Applications Engineer, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, who reviewed a variety of scenarios where anti-islanding protection would be necessary and how our PV inverters support anti-islanding protection. Feel free to view the webinar in its entirety below. Please contact us if you’d like to receive webinar materials or if you have questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yES2sSdY2Nw Read Post

A look back at Solar Power International 2016

A look back at Solar Power International 2016

Natalie Holtgrefe, Head of Marketing at Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, takes a deep dive into SPI 2016 (and shares some cool photos). Read Post

Using Y Connectors in String Inverter Systems: Part II

Using Y Connectors in String Inverter Systems: Part II

In Part II of this article Eric Every, Yaskawa-Solectria Senior Applications Engineer, explores commissioning and maintenance considerations, cost reductions and a case study. This article originally appeared in the Jul/Aug edition of SolarPro. The complete article originally appeared in the Jul/Aug edition of SolarPro. You can view it here: https://solarprofessional.com/articles/design-installation/using-y-connectors-in-string-inverter-systems. You can read Part I of this post here: https://www.solectria.com/blog/using-y-connectors-in-string-inverter-systems-part-i/. Read Post

Using Y Connectors in String Inverter Systems: Part I

Using Y Connectors in String Inverter Systems: Part I

In Part I of this blog post Eric Every, Yaskawa - Solectria Senior Applications Engineer, explores cases in which PV system designers should use Y-connectors, what the code implications may be, how they may be used with internal inverter combiners. This article originally appeared in the Jul/Aug edition of SolarPro. You can view it here: https://solarprofessional.com/articles/design-installation/using-y-connectors-in-string-inverter-systems. Part II of this post is located https://www.solectria.com/blog/using-y-connectors-in-string-inverter-systems-part-ii/. Read Post

U.S. Solar PV Installations Hit One Million

U.S. Solar PV Installations Hit One Million

As we prepare for one of the largest solar trade shows next week, Intersolar North America in San Francisco, I’ve been thinking a lot about how far we’ve come since I joined the industry eight years ago (WOW). It’s exciting to know that the U.S. hit one million solar energy installations earlier this year (Source: Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA)). Read Post

How Yaskawa - Solectria Solar PV Inverters Meet NEC 2014 Arc-Fault and Rapid Shutdown Requirements

How Yaskawa - Solectria Solar PV Inverters Meet NEC 2014 Arc-Fault and Rapid Shutdown Requirements

In April 2016, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar produced a webinar that explored the primary considerations of achieving compliance with NEC 2014 for arc-fault detection and rapid shutdown requirements. Information in this webinar is valuable for those having to comply with NEC 2011 and 2014 arc-fault detection requirements. Read Post

Effective Grounding for PV Inverters: What You Need to Know

Effective Grounding for PV Inverters: What You Need to Know

Some of you may have been fortunate to have joined Emily Hwang, Sr. Applications Engineer at Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, when she presented “Designing for Effective Grounding” as part of the Oregon Solar Energy Conference, hosted by OSEIA on May 5th. If not, we’ll summarize some of the industry-leading information that we’ve recently published. Read Post

Introducing the Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Blog: PV Inverters, String Combiners & Monitoring

Introducing the Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Blog: PV Inverters, String Combiners & Monitoring

We appreciate that many thousands of our colleagues from the solar energy industry have come to follow us on social media as an informational resource. Over five thousand of you are keeping up with us on Twitter alone. With the same interest in sharing and discussing industry content, it’s our pleasure to invite you to read, comment on, and contribute to the Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Blog. Read Post