Solar Software News

Keep track of the recent solar software and AI-based solutions. Automated solar system simulation, consumption control and monitoring, digital assistants. Advanced solar energy calculation apps estimate performance ratio, solar fraction and other factors to help you select a photovoltaic plant, as well as design and sell solar products.

AST adding new software solutions for solar cell production yield optimization
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) is undergoing beta testing of new software solutions for solar cell production yield optimization that would become a new recurring revenue stream for the company.
Jan 16, 2020 // Software, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, monocrystalline wafer, aurora solar technologies
Power Ledger introduces new product for management of solar assets
Power Ledger has acquired a photovoltaic power plant in Western Australia with a capacity of 250 kilowatts, where it will implement its new product – PPA Vision. The system allows managing and settling energy transactions to make them more transparent.
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance, Software, pv power plants, Western Australia, Power Ledger
Sunverge partners with LG on utility-side smart home energy management
Sunverge, the provider of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) control and aggregation platform, announced a strategic alliance with LG Electronics, a global leader in smart appliances and renewable energy technology.
Jan 14, 2020 // Technology, Software, USA, North America, LG, Sunverge, DER, Martin Milani, Stephen Hahm
Australian solar company joins virtual power plant push
Solar Service Group to market energy app to more than 8,000 battery users.
Jan 9, 2020 // Storage, Software, Energy, TESLA, battery, Evergen, Ben Hutt, virtual power plant
SolarEdge expands features on free commercial solar design tool
As part of its continued growth in the global commercial PV market, SolarEdge is introducing an extended feature set on its Designer tool that specifically supports commercial PV systems.
Jan 7, 2020 // Software, SolarEdge, Designer tool
EV Charging Stations To Be Seen On Google Map
A new filter feature has been added on Google map. The filter can now classify Electric vehicle charging stations depending on the plug available. Note that different manufacturers use varying charging connectors. For instance Nissan utilizes CHADEMO while VW and BMW use CCS plug. On the other hand, TESLA uses its own instrumentation in charging cars.
Dec 20, 2019 // Software, BMW, TESLA, ev charging, Google Map, Nissan, VW
New app helps charge Tesla EVs when electricity is greener and cheaper
With its app already present in Belgium and the Netherlands, start-up Jedlix is introducing smart charging in France. The solution enables Tesla drivers to optimize their charging strategy.
Dec 18, 2019 // Storage, Software, Transport, TESLA, France, Europe, Netherlands, Belgium, ev charging, Vincent Maillart, Julien Tchernia
ABB announces an AI-based industrial energy consumption forecasting app
A new machine learning algorithm added to ABB’s software platform allows industrial consumers to avoid peak hour costs with no need of battery storage. Zurich-based corporation has developed two applications for its energy forecasting software assisted by an AI specialist.
Nov 11, 2019 // Storage, Software, ABB, Zurich, Verdigris Technologies
SMA releases new app to simplify inverter service
SMA America has released a new mobile application, empowering PV installers with up-to-date system information, quick error analysis and repair assistance.
Oct 30, 2019 // Inverters, Software, USA, SMA, North America, Charles Morrill
Battery costs for commercial market expected to drop 35% by 2024
According to new research from Wood Mackenzie, non-residential storage system costs will fall by 27% in the United States over the next five years. The fall in system costs will help drive a more-than-tenfold growth in the U.S. non-residential storage market by 2024. Commercial and industrial customers with predictable, peaky loads are increasingly turning to storage to help manage demand charges.
Oct 26, 2019 // Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Storage, Software, USA, storage, Wood Mackenzie, North America, Mitalee Gupta
8minute Solar Energy, Doosan GridTech developing advanced solar+storage software control solution
8minute Solar Energy has partnered with Doosan GridTech to develop an advanced energy software control solution for dispatching energy from advanced photovoltaic solar-plus-storage centers (PVS).
Oct 26, 2019 // Storage, Software, California, USA, North America, Doosan Gridtech, 8minute Solar Energy, solar+storage, Tom Buttgenbach, Doosan’s Intelligent Controller, Daejin Choi
EnterSolar completes 1.4-MW system for TicketNetwork in Connecticut
TicketNetwork, a leading software development company in the ticket resale marketplace, has deployed a 1.4-MW solar system on the roof of its Connecticut headquarters. The system, which was completed in the spring of this year, will offset nearly 70% of the company’s annual energy use and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint.
Oct 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Software, Rooftop PV, USA, North America, EnterSolar, TicketNetwork, Connecticut, Don Vaccaro
Sofdesk acquires solar sales proposal platform Energy Periscope
Sofdesk, parent company of end-to-end solar software provider Solargraf, has acquired solar sales proposal platform Energy Periscope. On Oct. 21, Solargraf announced its lead generation business would be acquired by Wave Solar.
Oct 22, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Software, Canada, North America, Sofdesk, Solargraf, Energy Periscope, Wave Solar, Lennie Moreno
It’s official: The bifacial tariff exemption is over
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative has removed the exemption of bifacial products from Section 201 tariffs, effective October 28.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing, Tariffs, Software, USA, China, Asia, North America, U.S. Trade Representative, Auxin Solar, John Williamson, KiloNewton
CleanSpark-ing up to ensure the grass is always greener
A U.S. microgrid specialist will draw up proposals for an independent solar-plus-storage system to ensure a remotely-situated cannabis farm in California can get the energy it needs to power cultivation.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Software, USA, storage, North America, microgrid, CleanSpark, Zach Bradford, Good Energy Solar