Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:34
May 7, 2013 - EthoSolar has completed the fourth PV solar installation for Dykstra Dairy Ltd., the latest involving a 100kW Feed-in Tariff (FIT) roof mount system with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). The project features two 50kW arrays mounted over two separate barns and claims to be already producing more than original estimates during peak times.
Monday, 25 March 2013 08:37
March 25, 2013 - CanSIA (Canadian Solar Industries Association) has announced the dates for the upcoming Solar Ontario 2013 conference and trade show… will you be attending?
Monday, 25 March 2013 08:22
March 25, 2013 - Schneider Electric Solar Business has launched various for solutions for residential, small commercial and off-grid solar and backup power. The Conext RL is a residential single-phase transformerless solar inverter available in 3kW, 4kW and 5kW power ratings, which boasts peak conversion efficiency of 97.5%. The expanded Conext TL line of inverters now offers 8kW, 108kW, 158kW and 20kW models. The transformerless grid-tie solar inverter is designed for commercial buildings, carports and decentralized power plants up to the MW range. The Conext Monitor 20 is a remote monitoring and control solution for small photovoltaic (PV) plants up to 20kW, allowing PV owners to monitor the operating performance of the inverter using a web portal. The Conext Designer is a PV system design tool where installers can select Conext range of inverters and panels and roof orientation help build designs aimed at maximizing energy harvest. The Conext SW inverter/charger is available in 2.5kW and 4 kW power ratings, and is a pure sine wave, inverter/charger system with switchable 50/60 Hz functionality available for both 120/240VAC or 230VAC models. Meanwhile, the Conext XW inverter/charger is available in 4kW, 4.5kW and 6kW power ratings. Operators of Conext XW and SW systems can remotely monitor yield performance using devices of their choice, such as personal computers, tablet devices, or building management systems using the new Conext ComBox communication device. Installers can change the settings of Conext devices during commissioning and react 24/7 to system alerts remotely.
Monday, 04 February 2013 16:12
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:56
January 9, 2013 - Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is growing at a fast rate in Canada, as the government employs various initiatives to support the rapid deployment of solar PV energy sources, according to a recent GlobalData report. It also portrays Ontario as a leader in the renewable energy industry.
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:27
January 2, 2013 - Canadian Solar has announced it has been awarded CSA1000V certification, adding that with this certification, its solar modules are now authorized to receive 1000V of maximum system voltage. This will allow the company to more efficiently meet customer demand for high-voltage applications in the Americas, while reducing overall system costs, it said.
Monday, 31 December 2012 11:32
Monday, 31 December 2012 10:50
December 31, 2012 - Hanwha Solar, a provider of solar energy solutions, has entered a distribution partnership with HES-PV, a Canadian wholesale distributors of solar products and equipment to “expand Hanwha Solar’s distribution channel and strengthen its commitment to the residential and small commercial market”, said the companies.
Friday, 28 December 2012 10:10
December 28, 2012 - A recent report from Pike Research finds the community and residential energy storage (CRES) market will experience sharp growth over the next 10 years, driven by the expansion of distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity, the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), and the spread of dynamic pricing programs.
Thursday, 27 December 2012 15:54
December 27, 2012 - Eaton has designed the PVGard engineered monitoring system to help solar customers monitor and manage solar plant equipment, by alerting customers to underperforming panels, inverters and transformers, it says. With custom algorithms to track different inputs, the web-based system collects data from equipment including PV arrays, inverters, AC equipment and weather parameters. It also provides real-time data and alarm notification through text and email.