Solar Software News
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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 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
BayWa r.e. bolsters digital firepower with PowerHub buy
Renewables firm BayWa r.e. looks set to bolster its digital technology services offering with the acquisition of Toronto-based PowerHub.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Software, Canada, North America, baywa r.e., entech, digitalisation, powerhub, energy technology, asset intelligence software, Toronto
Mini series: ‘Today, it’s not just the energy that you produce’
While based in Munich in Germany’s south, renewable asset management software provider 3megawatt’s first major clients were in the United States. However, as the European markets have transitioned beyond feed-in tariffs to the complexity of subsidy-free solar and wind arrays, the understanding of the need for asset management tools is rapidly increasing, says 3megawatt founder and CEO Edmee Kelsey.
Aug 29, 2019 // Tariffs, Software, Opinions, USA, Germany, Europe, North America, tariffs, Munich, Edmee Kelsey, 3megawatt
17TeraWatts launches Bodhi software for continued customer engagement
17TeraWatts announced the launch of Bodhi, a digital assistant for solar homeowners. Bodhi helps solar companies engage their homeowners to generate more referrals and follow-on sales.
Aug 17, 2019 // Residential, Software, USA, Salt Lake City, 17TeraWatts, Bodhi, Scott Nguyen, Greg Jacobson, Solar Power International’s Startup Showcase, North America
UMass Amherst Researchers Develop New Method To Estimate Solar Rooftop Potential
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) have developed a method for automatically assessing rooftops for solar potential.
Aug 9, 2019 // Technology, Software, USA, Massachusetts, CICS, Prashant Shenoy, Subhransu Maji, ACM SIGKDD, Stephen Lee, DeepRoof, North America, Alaska
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