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don’t know what it’s like where you live, but I can’t drive more than a mile without seeing a “We are hiring!” sign. From fast food to high end retail, everyone seems to be in the same boat, and that boat is starting to list. Even the job numbers the government regularly preens over haven’t been so preen-worthy lately. To be sure, the current state of the economy and attempts to stave off inflation bears some of the blame for the plethora of customer service job openings remaining unfilled, but for the higher paying positions, the situation is a bit more complicated. Don’t expect to find the answers here - I’m as much in the dark as anyone. Though I suspect one culprit may be the long-predicted arrival of AI. For as long as I can remember, professors and politicians and movie makers, and anyone with intellectual gravitas (perceived or otherwise), have been warning of a great robot takeover. We were told to prepare for its arrival by unlearning the Imperial system of measurement and embracing bytes and operating systems. Few would deny the not-so-gradual creep computers have made into our daily lives. The ability to access endless tomes of knowledge and information at your fingertips is as addictive as any drug concocted in a filthy garage off a dark alley in the dystopian wasteland called Detroit (sorry Detroit). When I was in school, I refused to throw myself into learning how to code. I was urged to forget all about inches and feet and become fluent in the world of coding, but I steadfastly resisted. All I knew about nerds were that they were the smart kids who spent every spare moment of the day in the computer lab, wore AC/DC t-shirts, and amassed piles of floppy disks. They were cool to other computer nerds, but that was about it. Keeping their heads in the game and ignoring all things fashion, however, seems to have paid off. The cools kids I grew up envying must have been stunned when they realized that the geeks of yesteryear turned into today’s billionaires and space cowboys. Just four years ago, fewer than 30 percent of the workload, or “task hours” were consigned to computers and/or artificial intelligence. This year, the World Economic Forum predicts that number to jump to 42 percent.1 Given the speed of information and technology, I wouldn’t be surprised if, by the end of 2022, we discover that half of everything we accomplish is due to AI. This includes decision making, so you may want to make sure that the people you plan on hiring truly know what they’re doing. They need to be conscientious workers who take pride in their work (yes, those still exist); but they also need to possess the skills to finish the job. While it may make sense to start your search with younger applicants, don’t confuse flexible thumbs that can move at a blur with the ability to understand and program complex algorithms. Claiming a “Victory Royale” in Fortnite does not necessarily qualify a job candidate for your open SCADA position. In other words, choose your employees wisely. If you find a close match that inspires confidence, don’t hesitate to invest in comprehensive technological training. You’ll need to hone every available edge to compete in the coming decade. In case you were curious, the World Economic Forum lists the following roles most likely in decline this year: 1. Data Entry Clerk 2. Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Clerks 3. Administrative and Executive Secretaries 4. Assembly and Factory Workers 5. Client Information and Customer Service Workers 6. Business Services and Administration Managers 7. Accountants and Auditors 8. Material-Recording and Stock-Keeping Clerks 9. General and Operations Managers 10. Postal Service Clerks Not surprisingly, the top two emerging job categories for 2022 include Data Analysts and Scientists, and AI and Machine Learning Specialists. Every issue of this magazine is packed with expert opinions, observations, and takeaways on the industries of clean energy. Many articles we feature are filled with technical terms and acronyms not fully understood without a glossary, even by people within the industry. Whether you read about an emerging concept, a new methodology, or the latest safety standard, the business of clean energy is a treasure trove of engineering feats that reflect a brief but robust history of technological innovations. All of which were achieved and built upon by those high school nerds who saw a future that others ignored. While it’s a privilege to be a part of such a dynamic and pioneering industry, if this country ever makes good on its threat to convert us all to the metric system, I’m in big trouble.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, then build a door.” – Milton Berle

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Using bioenergy to produce carbon negative energy

Schlumberger New Energy, Chevron Corporation, Microsoft, and Clean Energy Systems are developing a bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project designed to produce carbon negative power in Mendota, California. The BECCS plant will convert agricultural waste biomass, such as almond trees, into a renewable synthesis gas that will be mixed with oxygen in a combustor to generate electricity. More than 99% of the carbon from the BECCS process will be captured for permanent storage by injecting CO2 underground into nearby deep geologic formations. By using biomass fuel that consumes CO2 over its lifetime to produce power and then safely and permanently storing the produced CO2, the process is designed to result in net-negative carbon emissions, effectively removing greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. The plant, when completed, is expected to remove about 300,000 tons of CO2 annually, which is equivalent to the emissions from electricity use of more than 65,000 US homes. The completed facility will help improve air quality in the Central Valley by using approximately 200,000 tons of agricultural waste annually.

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LanzaTech announced a collaboration with Inditex and Zara that incorporates fabric made from waste carbon emissions, avoiding their emission into the atmosphere (CarbonSmart). LanzaTech’s biological process captures and converts steel mill emissions that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. LanzaTech recycles the emissions into Lanzanol (ethanol) through a fermentation process. The Lanzanol is then converted into low carbon monoethylene glycol by the company India Glycols Limited which is then converted into low carbon polyester yarn. This yarn has been used to make fabric for a Zara capsule collection of party dresses. Beyond industrial emissions, LanzaTech converts different feedstocks including agricultural or household waste into ethanol through a fermentation process much like that of beer or wine, only using waste carbon from sugars and microbes, instead of yeast.

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Roadmap for environmentally conscious battery users

Crown Battery’s Sustainability Factbook reveals how businesses, homeowners, and installers can reduce batteries’ environmental footprints and operating costs, and make informed decisions without “greenwashing.” The easy-to-follow guide distills critical findings from Department of Energy pilot programs, Central Asia’s largest microgrid, North America’s largest off-grid school, and the company’s switch to 100% renewable energy for manufacturing. It lays out key considerations for readers to objectively evaluate battery recyclability, renewability, and safety, and reach their sustainability goals. A free copy of Crown Battery’s Sustainability Factbook is available from their website.

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Addressing the SCADA Skills Gaps for Renewable Energy by Woodrow Boles


enewable energy technologies, especially onshore wind, solar, battery storage and recently allowed offshore wind - are gaining momentum without precedent. This seemingly unbridled growth is directly attributable to the enthusiasm for cutting system costs, deepening understanding of combining energy sources, and renewable energy’s role in overall sustainability. Capturing the full value of these goals will require technological advancements and the skills to harness their maximum potential. Because of its flexibility and scalability, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) has solidified its place as a necessity; it is the most widely used automation system for renewable energy. SCADA is software for monitoring and controlling system equipment over a network in remote locations. It gathers and processes real-time data from operations; it interacts directly with process equipment through a humanmachine interface (HMI); it stores process values and events locally, and; it can forward that data for consolidation and use in reporting and analysis. Its capabilities range from simple configurations like small residential solar, to large and complex installations of multiple plants or networks across a geographically dispersed area. The convergence of information technology (IT) and SCADA operations technology (OT) has made SCADA an even more integrated part of overall renewable energy operations. Technology drivers such as industrial Ethernet networks, wireless mobile applications, and wireless networks for plants are tying SCADA to other business systems, including performance software, electronic work instructions, geographical information systems, asset management, computerized maintenance management systems, standard operating procedures, and hydraulic modeling software. SCADA systems are also aligning with standard networking technologies, with Ethernet and TCP/ IP-based protocols replacing older proprietary standards. Increasingly, a de facto standard OPC server (OPC UA in particular) is being packaged with SCADA platform software. SCADA systems can regulate the individual wind turbines and solar inverters with commands to pause, stop, and start, and control different components within each technology. However, its real prowess is in delivering overall site control and providing stability to the grid. Grid frequency needs to stay as close to 60.00Hz as possible. SCADA controls the power output to regulate the frequency, using a control loop to measure at or as close to the interconnection substation as possible, adjusting power output to change the frequency until it is within the 60Hz deadband range. Voltage is controlled in a similar manner, using reactive power or adjusting the tap changer on the transformer to meet required voltage for that substation. Renewable power plants are often the target of curtailments due to their ability to respond quickly and efficiently. Whereas traditional nuclear, coal or other power plants are slow to ramp power up and down, sometimes taking up to six hours to go to full production, renewable sites can be brought to full production or reduced to zero within a few minutes, depending on regional requirements for starting and stopping and the generating unit’s ability to respond.

SCADA Skills

One of the biggest threats to the renewable energy industry is falling behind competitively, which can happen if the workforce doesn’t possess the skills in emerging automation technologies. SCADA engineers require a combination of skills in numerous disciplines. They need proficiency in major SCADA applications, system components and architecture, as well as remote sensing and actuation, and communication techniques to effectively monitor



and control very large industrial processes. It is also important to have knowledge of proprietary and / or industry specific systems. Whereas power generation requires electrical and mechanical knowledge, renewables require specific knowledge around that industry, and for a substation requires understanding of breakers and line protection. Also of importance is knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations, which include ISOs, TSOs, balancing authorities, and NERC and FERC regulations. IT and network skills are required for the systems to communicate seamlessly with one another. Cybersecurity knowledge is also needed to protect those systems. It is advantageous for SCADA operators to have knowledge of fiber, radio, and LTE for the devices to transmit data and remote access, and a vast knowledge of multiple types of PLCs, RTUs, sensors, SCADA software, HMIs, data concentrators, relays, and other mechanical devices to accomplish the tasks at hand. Although there are companies and professional organizations that offer SCADA training programs with certifications, many are not thorough enough to become a master SCADA engineer.

In-House or Outsource

Renewable energy organizations typically require SCADA engineers to have a bachelor's degree in a related field, although a master's degree may be preferred. They also like their candidates to have at least five years of relevant experience to enhance their exemplary computer and communication skills. They choose new hires with one or two major skillsets and then provide on the job training to round out skills and knowledge. It’s a slow, formidable process. In addressing the burgeoning skills gap and lack of qualified talent, many renewable companies are leveraging third-party SCADA/IT staff augmentation and/or moving to third-party control rooms. They are reliable options for renewable energy companies looking for cost savings that leverage SCADA and control room expertise in an enterprise-level infrastructure. There are several boutique, specialized renewables SCADA and IT service organizations with experience supporting some of the largest global renewables projects. These service organizations can be utilized to meet or accelerate project timelines, and fill in any technical skills gaps without the hassle of staffing an internal team to meet resource demand spikes. Once a project is commissioned, these resources can be shifted off the payroll or kept on for routine maintenance and support. Given the industry’s rush to meet renewables demand, it is important for any contract resource to be fully vetted for expertise and a successful project track record. Similar vetting is required for control room services. All third-party control rooms might look similar on the surface, but there are several significant and intricate factors that

Woodrow Boles, Jr. currently serves as the Director of Renewables SCADA for EverLine, a fully-integrated compliance, SCADA/IT, control room and security services company. In his current role, he is responsible for all interactions with companies that have current renewable assets or plan to add renewables to their portfolio, leading their SCADA integration into one of the largest, fully NERC compliant 3rd party control centers.

Woodrow has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has over 13 years of Renewable Energy industry experience, working with some of the largest owners of Wind, Solar, and Battery systems in the world. He started in the Renewable industry by erecting wind turbines, moved into the maintenance of wind turbines and major component swap out, and settled in the engineering and design of SCADA systems. He has integrated nearly 10 GWs of Renewable Energy, working with OEMs, Owners, Offtakers, Substation and 3rd party subcontractors, across most of the ISO regions of North America.

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should be considered when searching for the ideal host, many of which can have a major impact on overall cost and operational performance. The ideal third-party control room candidate must achieve a myriad of requirements and designations, many of which are necessitated by the significance of the industry but also by the severity of incident-causing oversights. Handing over the responsibility of control room management means the third-party candidate must be prepared to succeed in every realm of control room operations. Due to the variable nature of daily operations, control room personnel must understand procedures that are unique to particular operations, as well as industry-wide best practices and compliance requirements. The need for experience does not stop at the console, however; ideal candidates for outsourcing control room operations provide expertise across the board when it comes to control room services, including experience with SCADA systems, IT infrastructure, and other supporting systems, to cover all aspects of the interconnectedness of control room operations. This experience must cast a wide net encompassing industry knowledge as well to ensure that the candidate is not only experienced in the industry’s past but invested in learning and preparing for the industry’s technological future. Experience with normal operations is the baseline for running a console, but the necessity of advanced experience comes with atypical operating conditions that require an immediate diagnosis, irregular operations that threaten the safety of a highconsequence area, and disaster response when unforeseen weather wreaks havoc to a system. Experienced controllers are trained to address anomalies.

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Third-party control rooms meet the overwhelming costs and skills gaps of internal control room operations head on. They are a competitive option for organizations of all sizes, acting as welloiled machines to tackle any situation that can occur in daily operations. The “right” control room can provide advanced industry experience in management and controllers, enterpriselevel and highly-available infrastructure to support the technological demand, regulatory compliance experience in interpreting and applying regulations, and comprehensive disaster recovery planning to prepare for any potential scenario that could cause downtime. By considering these four aspects of control room operations, the renewable energy industry can more confidently determine which third-party control room providers are best suited to not only manage their operations but do it safely.

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The Law Off the Land

Why offshore wind developers, utilities, and investors should give early consideration to environmental law risks by Lauren A. Bachtel, Eric R. Pogue, Kirsti Massie, Paul J. Astolfi, and Meredith Campanale


.S. offshore wind energy planning and development is front and center and accelerating at light speed. The Biden Administration announced a commitment to create 30 gigawatts of electricity via U.S. offshore wind by 2030. Congress provided a boost to offshore wind development late last year, with a 30 percent investment tax credit to projects that start construction before 2026. In October 2021, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced plans to spur that development by offering up to seven offshore wind lease sales by 2025 in federal waters off the East, Gulf, and West coasts. In addition, at the recent COP26 in Glasgow, Secretary Haaland challenged other countries to join the U.S. in setting ambitious targets for offshore wind development and providing the investments required to achieve them. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) within Interior has been busy making these policy statements a reality. BOEM approved the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S. off the coast of Massachusetts, announced upcoming lease sales for areas off New York and North Carolina, identified wind energy areas for potential leasing off the coast of California and is exploring new areas in the Gulf of Mexico, and will be reviewing at least 16 construction and operation plans for offshore wind facilities by 2025. And, that’s just the start of it. For developers, utilities, and investors considering offshore wind opportunities, early consideration should be given to, among other things, (1) potential risks under federal environmental laws related to acquiring such leases and bringing a commercial offshore wind project online, and (2) actions that can be taken to minimize such risks. BOEM’s current renewable energy leasing program for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) occurs in four distinct phases: 1. Planning and Analysis – This initial phase involves the federal identification of wind energy areas (WEAs), which are areas appropriate for wind energy leasing, after which BOEM gauges the commercial interest in such areas. BOEM estimates that this phase takes one to two years. 2. Lease Issuance – After identifying WEAs, BOEM usually holds a competitive lease auction; the winners receive exclusive rights to seek BOEM approval for offshore wind development within specific leased areas. BOEM estimates that this phase takes up to one year. 3. Site Assessment – After obtaining a lease, the lessee undertakes efforts to characterize the lease area through various studies and develops and implements a Site Assessment Plan (SAP). The SAP describes the lessee’s proposed site assessment activities for the lease area, including planned construction and installation of a meteorological tower or buoys, which requires BOEM approval before such activities can commence. BOEM estimates that it takes roughly one year for the lessee to submit and receive approval of its SAP, and up to five years to complete site assessments and surveys.



4. Construction and Operations – In the final phase, the lessee submits a Construction and Operation Plan (COP) for BOEM review and approval. This describes the construction, operations, and conceptual decommissioning plans for onshore and offshore facilities. Upon approval, the lessee can then move forward with construction and operation of the offshore wind project. After submission of a complete COP, BOEM estimates that it takes up to two years for review and approval. For each phase, BOEM (as the lead agency) and consulting federal agencies (such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service) must conduct reviews and grant authorizations as necessary under various federal environmental laws. At a high level, the primary federal reviews and/or authorizations fall under the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act. In addition, for each phase, other federal agencies must conduct reviews and grant authorizations for certain elements of the proposed activities. Generally, these secondary federal reviews and/or authorizations fall under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and water and air quality laws. Each phase of BOEM’s OCS leasing program carries a different risk profile with three primary risks: 1. Delay – The complex array of environmental reviews and authorizations can take a substantial amount of time and resources. BOEM coordinates with the various federal agencies throughout the reviews, and many of the reviews are conducted jointly or simultaneously. However, agencies often take longer than project applicants prefer, especially with complex projects that require reviews and authorizations by multiple federal agencies.

2. Mitigation Measures – Agency approvals throughout the phases may be conditioned on mitigation measures or standard operating conditions that are costly or cause operational challenges. For example, as a condition for approving a construction and operation plan, BOEM may require, among other things, specific monitoring, surveying and reporting, seasonal construction restrictions, turbine placement restrictions, and use of wildlife protection devices. 3. Litigation – Although offshore wind development enjoys widespread public support, commercial-scale offshore wind projects still may face opposition and legal challenges. As we have seen with the first U.S. projects, at various phases, opponents may file federal lawsuits alleging that agencies’ reviews under certain environmental laws were insufficient, and the decisions should be invalidated. Developers, utilities, and investors should carefully analyze and consider the degree to which these three primary risks will impact the BOEM phases for the specific offshore wind development project they are considering. The overall risk profiles for each offshore wind project will differ based on many things, including location, size, potential impacts to the environment, wildlife, species, and cultural resources and local opponents. When conducting an environmental law risk analysis, developers, utilities, and investors should consider lessons learned from offshore wind development in Europe, which is already operating over 5,000 offshore turbines across twelve countries. As offshore wind development has progressed in Europe, so has the environmental regulatory landscape with, among other things, environmental reviews becoming more robust earlier in the leasing process to consider the cumulative effects of the offshore projects already online. Federal environmental law risk is only one of mainly early considerations for developers, utilities, and investors considering offshore wind opportunities. Other early considerations include (1) project finance needs, because an average offshore wind farm requires billions for site assessment and surveying, specific project development, construction, operation, and decommissioning, and, to date, though there are many operating offshore turbines globally, only one small project has reached financial close in the US; (2) applicability of production or investment tax credits and the phasedown provisions based on when construction begins; and (3) Jones Act-compliance vessels for preconstruction, construction, operation, maintenance, and de-commissioning of the offshore wind facilities.

Lauren A. Bachtel is Counsel in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Global Projects & Infrastructure Group.

Kirsti Massie is Co-Head of Mayer Brown's Global Projects & Infrastructure Group and is based in London.

Eric R. Pogue is Partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Global Projects & Infrastructure Group.

Paul J. Astolfi is CoHead of Mayer Brown's Global Projects and Infrastructure Group and is based in Chicago.

Meredith Campanale is Partner in Mayer Brown's London office and a member of the Global Projects & Infrastructure Group. Mayer Brown has broad expertise in offshore wind energy development, assisting developers, investors, and lenders globally with the growing industry.

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Coming to America Floating wind by Amisha Patel

The floating wind industry, having been considered an early-stage opportunity for some time, is now fully proven. With approximately 135 MW operating globally, it stands on the brink of evolving into a mainstream offshore wind technology. First commercial projects are expected in the mid-2020s, to be followed by gigawatts of capacity deployed around the world. The industry is confident that this will increase to tens of gigawatts in the 2030s. There is a lot of movement in floating offshore wind globally. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that 16 GW of floating offshore wind will be built globally in the next 10 years, with most of the new volume coming online from 2026. A lot of East Asian nations are driving developments; conditions in that part of the world are ideal for deployment, i.e. water depths, good wind resources, great industrial bases, and coastal cities with massive demand. Northern Europe, in particular the North Sea, is the current hotspot leading deployment, with further leasing rounds in Scotland awarding up to 10GW.

The US Opportunity

The opportunity for floating offshore wind in the US is much larger than it appears. In fact, the technology is crucial for some states to meet their full clean energy and wider decarbonization commitments. The West Coast, with its deep-water areas, has been catapulted to the forefront of potential development with recent legislative announcements underpinning an appetite for growth. Ambitious targets have been set worldwide and the US is no longer an exception, having taken important first steps: the Biden administration opened the coast of California to 4.6 GW of offshore wind, and the AB525 directed state agencies to set state-wide goals for offshore wind production and to develop a strategic plan for California to achieve large-scale renewable wind energy by 2045. As the 5th largest economy in the world, California boasts nearly 900 miles of shoreline, providing a real opportunity to show leadership both on a regional and global level - floating offshore wind stands ready to play a key role in helping the state achieve its SB-100 goals.

Economic boost and energy security

The sector has the potential to unlock a tremendous amount of economic development. Research from the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy estimates the creation of 200,000 job-years of employment and 4,000 jobs per year to operate 10 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. In addition, the clean energy generated by responsibly sited projects enhances the security of the energy supply - a major concern, especially given the annual cycle of devastation caused by wildfires. Earlier this year, Oregon passed legislation aimed at developing 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030, after discussions involving technology, port



infrastructure, transmission, and costs. Oregon also awarded a research grant to study the environmental impact of offshore wind. Floating wind has long had ties with both Oregon and California. In late 2012, the US Department of Energy awarded a grant to support the development of a demonstration project in Oregon, as part of the Advanced Technology Demonstration Program. The 24 MW project featured 8 MW wind turbines sited in water depths averaging 450 m, with the objective of advancing floating technology to unlock the enormous resource potential of the West Coast of the United States. Almost a decade later, the lessons learned from the project are directly informing the development of the Redwood Coast Offshore Wind Project, located just 300 km south, which is expected to achieve first power by 2026. While we gravitate to the West Coast when talking about floating offshore wind in the US, there are opportunities on the East Coast as well, with deeper sites opening up. For example, Maine and the Gulf of Mexico present significant opportunities, especially for the development of supply chain. The vision for the future, and particularly for the US, is deploying floating offshore wind at scale and with speed. The sector still has important challenges to overcome: the cost of floating wind needs to fall in line with bottom-fixed, and delivery risks need to be reduced. Pilot and precommercial projects have proven the technology, and the industry is ready for commercial-scale projects. Collaboration is key to delivery: this includes project developers, the entire supply chain, communities, stakeholders, and government coming together to deliver growth of an industry that will deliver jobs, economic growth, infrastructure benefits and help regenerate local communities.

Amisha Patel is Head of Public Affairs at Principle Power, an independent technology and services provider offering solutions for floating offshore wind projects that span the entire project lifecycle, from development to decommissioning.

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A Post-COVID 19 Shift in Employee Values Risks an Exodus from the Energy Industry T by Pete Denham

he pandemic also transformed the values of employees in ways that could exacerbate the exodus of energy workers. Rising awareness of collective health and even climate change during the pandemic has accelerated the emergence of a more socially conscious ‘belief-driven’ employee. Increasingly, these employee values are seen as clashing with the perceived nature of many energy companies. Evidence indicates the pandemic has pushed values such as family, freedom and diversity to the forefront of employee expectations, while transforming health, wellbeing, digitalization and environmental policies into key brand differentiators. This could create a culture clash with an energy industry perceived as traditionalist in technology and less diverse.

How the pandemic altered worker values

Forrester, analyst house, has long charted the rise in valuesbased ethical consumers, who increasingly use their buying power to express their social and environmental beliefs. This is mirrored by a similar trend among employees who feel empowered to choose jobs aligned to their beliefs. Evidence suggests COVID-19 is transforming those employee values in ways that could create a major recruitment and retention challenge across the energy sector. For example, a 2021 report on talent retention found the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on minority groups has driven diversity higher up the modern employee agenda. Since the pandemic began, 2 million women have considered leaving or downshifting their careers, while ethnic minorities have been hit hardest by the virus. Sixty-two percent of workers now say they would leave or have already left their employer for a more inclusive one, posing a challenge for an energy industry with just 7 percent ethnic minority and 22 percent female representation. The pandemic also saw workers adopt more caring responsibilities, transforming family life into a key value and propelling family-friendly policies to greater prominence in employee considerations. Staying close to family and friends now outweighs desire for remuneration among some oil and gas workers – 47 percent of those who do not want to relocate for a job cited proximity to family. Similarly, stay-at-home policies reinforced a long-running trend in employees valuing home, autonomy, and freedom over fixed hours and faraway deployments.



COVID-19 even pushed climate change higher up the employee agenda. Escalating extreme weather events throughout 2020 literally and figuratively brought home the effects of climate change to a population confined to their houses by lockdown. This spurred a rise in environmental consciousness among workers and consumers, posing a risk to employer brands in carbon-intensive energy industries. It is little surprise therefore that 79 percent of energy workers would consider switching to a new sector within the next three years and renewables emerged as the sector of choice. What’s more, the notion that ‘we are all in this together’ during the pandemic reinforced a sense of shared responsibility for collective health, challenging the energy industry to minimize workplace hazards and long hours. Lockdown restrictions similarly raised awareness of mental health among employees, a particular concern for energy firms at which 94 percent of utility workers recently reported increased workplace stress. Stay-at-home orders also rendered workers dependent on digitalization, transforming technological progress into a necessity and a social good. However, this could drive prospective employees away from an energy industry still perceived as technologically regressive.

A fundamental transformation of the energy sector Cumulatively, these recent changes have molded a new set of values driving

employee expectations – a poor fit for the perceived characteristics of the energy industry. At a time when a digital skills shortage and rising competition for an increasingly restless talent pool has dramatically raised the stakes for employee retention, keeping this new generation of workers will require a reorientation of everything from workplace policies to performance metrics across the entire industry. Energy firms must also reconfigure corporate culture around pluralism rather than uniformity. Companies that focus on immersive experiences and support networks for diverse employee groups can demonstrate inclusive values, helping to boost retention and recruitment by giving diverse employees greater representation in decision-making. Additionally, companies can reevaluate workplace benefits and reconfigure brand values around family and flexible working. Traditional benefits such as commuter fee reimbursements and on-site meals could be supplemented with family-friendly rewards such as parenting resources and flexible hours. Instead of focusing solely on financial incentives for relocation, firms could also offer benefits for those that would like to stay close to their families. With employee health higher on the agenda in the wake of COVID-19, energy employers will also need to demonstrate a renewed commitment to mental and physical health. All benefits should be reevaluated with emphasis on promoting workforce wellness. Some pioneering energy and tech companies now include everything from private mental health coverage to remote nature retreats in their workplace benefits. Even performance metrics could be expanded to include personal development targets such as improved physical fitness, better work / life balance or taking up meditation. Crucially, change comes from the top and leaders must develop and demonstrate greater compassion by connecting with staff at all levels. Furthermore, the energy sector must overhaul its legacy systems and its associated image of being overtly traditional to retain a workforce of innovators who are increasingly accustomed to remote working. This will also help combat a growing digital skills shortage as the sector undergoes a data and AI revolution. Where possible, employees need to be given access to the latest technology at work, with workplace functions digitalized and decentralized to facilitate remote working. Companies should consider which divisions and departments can benefit from flexible working. This could also help radically reduce the environmental footprint of employee travel, helping retain an increasingly environmentally conscious workforce.

The energy industry stands at a crossroads. Its recent digital transformation pits the sector in a race against other digital-native industries to recruit and retain talent. This means companies are now competing for a more diverse, family-oriented, socially, and environmentally-conscious worker who is increasingly values-led in their choice of employer. As the energy industry transitions from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy mix, the demographics of its workforce will further change to reflect this. The companies that attract and retain this workforce will be those that can design their offering to reflect the permanent shift in the profile and values of its employees.

Pete Denham is Vice President of Europe & Africa, Airswift, a global workforce solutions provider to the energy, process, infrastructure, mining and technology industries.

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Floating Wind in the US Prospects and challenges by Dhirender Mishra

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ffshore wind is still at an early phase of growth in most countries worldwide. In 2020, around 35 GW of offshore wind capacity was installed globally. Most of this installation is in Europe and China (with Europe accounting for almost 70 percent of the total - including 28.9 percent in the UK - and China picking up the slack at 28.3 percent). In terms of installed capacity, fixed bottom projects have the lion’s share of global offshore wind projects globally (more than 99 percent). Floating wind projects account for just a fraction, with total installed capacity of only about 73.3 MW as of 2020; most of these are in Europe, including 32 MW capacity in the UK, 25 MW in Portugal, 2.3 MW in Norway, and 2 MW in France. Japan is another major country with 12 MW installed floating wind capacity. Other regions, including North America, have yet to install commercial floating offshore wind capacity on a large scale. Currently, just one commercial offshore wind energy farm is operational in the US (Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island). Offshore wind energy installed capacity totaled around 42 MW in 2020, compared to 122 GW of onshore wind energy installed capacity. However, the offshore wind segment is expected to record significant growth in the coming years, driven by both government-led initiatives and investments by energy companies. The US Departments of the Interior and Commerce have given approval for the first utility scale offshore wind project: Vineyard Wind 1, with a total installed capacity of 800 MW. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), offshore wind projects with capacity of more than 35 GW are in different stages of development.

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Deep water offshore wind projects (floating wind turbines) are at a nascent stage in the US, with no commercial projects at present. Two floating wind turbine projects have been approved – Maine Aqua Ventus I with a capacity of 12 MW, and Mayflower


Wind Floating Demonstration with a capacity of 10 MW. Maine Aqua Ventus I will be the first floating wind project to get commissioned by 2023. Five additional sites have been identified as potential locations for floating wind turbines: three in California and two in Hawaii. To facilitate the establishment and growth of floating wind turbines in the country, the Department of Energy has undertaken an investment of over $100 million on R&D related to floating offshore wind technology.

Technology trends

Many technologies have been developed and designed by companies for the platform of floating wind turbines. These include barges, spar-buoy, semi-spar, semi-submersibles, tension leg platforms (TLP), and multi-turbine/hybrid. Spar-buoy, semisubmersible platforms, and TLP are currently the most commonly used by companies. Alongside the technological development in platforms, the wind turbine technology is expected to advance significantly, paving the way for the scaling

up of floating offshore wind energy in the near future. Improvements in the size of turbines and rotor diameter are expected to drive the offshore wind energy industry. Enhancements and improvements in other components of a floating offshore wind farm, such as wind turbine nacelle, rotor, and balance of plant should further reduce the cost of floating wind.

Driving growth through government initiatives

President Biden’s administration has set the target to make the power sector carbonfree by 2035, and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This will entail implementing several renewable energy projects, including large scale wind and solar. 30 GW of offshore wind capacity is due to be up and running by 2030; the majority as fixed bottom projects, but there will be some floating wind turbines as well. According to estimates provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the total potential of offshore wind in the US is around 8,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) per year; of this, 42 percent could come from fixed bottom wind turbines and the remaining 58 percent from deep water offshore wind turbines (floating).

Higher cost is a key challenge

The average cost of a floating offshore wind turbine is twice that of a fixed bottom offshore wind project. Floating offshore wind platforms constitute more than 30–40 percent of the total CAPEX. However, given the rapid innovation in technology and increase in investments in this sector, costs are likely to come down. As the number of commissioned floating offshore wind farms rises in the coming years, as planned, platform and turbine costs should eventually decrease. The federal offshore wind projects must get environmental assessment under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), both of which generally lead to delays in project approval. Opposition by the fishing community poses another major challenge (fishermen believe that floating wind turbines will disrupt the movement of fish, negatively impacting their livelihood).

Tax incentive to encourage investments

Amid the rising adoption of offshore wind energy in the U.S., the Offshore Wind American Manufacturing Act comes as a shot in the arm. It is designed to give a boost to domestic manufacturing. The legislation would provide a 30 percent investment tax credit to qualified facilities that manufacture offshore wind components and subcomponents. It also contains a new production tax credit ranging from 2 to 5 percent per watt. When multiplied by the total rated capacity of the turbine, this will complement the investment tax credit.

US set to become a major player in floating wind

Given the U.S. government’s increasing focus on renewable energy, the country’s offshore wind installed capacity - including floating wind - is expected to grow significantly. This is critical to meet the renewable energy target. Favorable government policies as well as technological advancements in floating wind platforms and wind turbines should drive the growth of floating wind capacity in the US.

Dhirender Mishra is Senior Manager at Aranca, a research and advisory partner for over 2000 companies, from startups to Fortune 500, private equity, and global financial firms.

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Slip Ring Installations Made Safer by George Finley

Safely handling heavy slip rings at the top of a wind turbine can be a difficult task for even the most highly skilled technicians. Slip rings or collector rings have become heavier to handle more current from larger MW turbines. Many are now also made from bronze, which is expensive, softer than steel, and more easily damaged. A common method of handling involves using a simple sling inserted through the center of the collector rings (Image 1). This method leaves many risks to both the technicians and the valuable slip ring. As with any task, a properly engineered solution can make a difference in protecting people from injury and expensive collector rings from damage. Our industry cannot afford for personnel to suffer injuries, especially ones that can be easily prevented. A collector ring with even the slightest dent can bounce the brushes off the surface, causing arcing that will quickly destroy the slip ring (yet another unnecessary and unacceptable cost that the industry can ill afford). The task of handling slip rings begins at the O&M building and continues all the way through until the collector ring is safely installed on the generator. Once the job is complete, the focus shifts to safely handling the used collector ring as it is removed and transported back to the O&M building for recycling or repair. The first task that presents risk is lifting the heavy slip ring as it is loaded into the truck to take it to the turbine. Utilizing the shop forklift and a wrap to contain the collector ring is a safe method to move it from the shop to the truck (Figure 1). A

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wrap designed with lifting straps that go through the center of the collector rings protects them. It also makes it easier for technicians during additional guiding or handling, as well as after the heavy slip ring assembly is loaded into the truck. The next step is safely and securely transporting the heavy slip ring from the O&M building to the turbine. During transport, the collector ring is secured with a ratchet strap that passes through the handles of the wrap (Figure 2). This is a simple and secure method that not only prevents the collector ring from rolling around and becoming damaged during transport, but also helps prevent the slip ring from launching into the cab if a vehicle accident or other major incident were to happen. Moving the heavy slip ring from the back of the truck into the turbine can be a significant safety challenge using common conventional methods. A much safer method is transferring the collector ring from the truck into the tower utilizing a two man lift and the tower hoist for assistance into the tower, protecting the slip ring investment and, most importantly, the workers. The design of the handles on the slip ring wrap can greatly assist in the safety of this difficult task - lifting straps through the center of

Monitor and manage data for a fleet of sites on a single platform NRG Systems, Inc. has launched NRG Cloud, a platform for remotely monitoring the company’s measurement solutions. In addition to improving users’ access to their fleet of operational wind and solar resource systems, NRG Cloud features a suite of data management services to simplify data retrieval and streamline storage workflows. NRG Systems currently offers the NRG Cloud Standard Connect Package free of charge. Membership is geared towards customers who use NRG’s SymphoniePRO Data Loggers as part of their pre- and post-construction wind and solar measurement campaigns. The Standard Connect Package supports multi-user access to sites and delivers a range of tools to easily upload, store, and download site data. NRG Systems has also introduced user-accessible APIs for programmatic interaction with data stored on NRG Cloud. NRG’s NRGPy python package can now be used to simplify interaction with the NRG Cloud APIs. As part of the NRG Cloud roadmap, NRG Systems will add support for remote configuration of the SymphoniePRO Data Logger and a selection of their other products. NRG Cloud is backed by the company’s expert technical support team.

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the slip ring give a secure place to pull with the chain hoist. The tower hoist can then be used to insert the protected slip ring into the lift bag for final and safe hoisting to the yaw deck, along with other tools and supplies for the job. The wrap protects the slip ring from damage by any other equipment in the lift bag (Figure 3). The next step, moving the collector ring from yaw deck to Nacelle, involves connecting a pullzall to the lifting straps. This provides a safe and protective means to safely guide the slip ring past obstacles during the lift, while the wrap shields the expensive collector ring from damage. Tag lines can easily be attached to handles keeping technicians in safe locations during the transition from yaw deck to nacelle (Figure 4). The final task of maneuvering the heavy slip ring assembly in the nacelle is often done with a technician on each end of the sling inserted through the center. A properly engineered wrap makes this task much safer. Many injuries occur because technicians are trying to protect the rings and they end up straining muscles during the sacrifice. A thick rubber protective wrap eliminates this mindset. It also protects the expensive slip ring so technicians are less reluctant to set it down quickly if they have an immediate need to prevent a muscle strain (Figure 5). Figure 2

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Development of the First Certification Program for Electrical and Current Signature Analysis by Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP


lectrical Signature Analysis (ESA) and Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) are often used interchangeably in articles and standards associated with the use of current data and the combination of voltage and current for analyzing the electrical and mechanical condition of machines. Historically, ESA is the development of Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) in the 1980s, using a combination of voltage and current signatures for the detection of bearing and gear defects in nuclear power Motor Operated Valves (MOVs) to eliminate personnel and equipment exposure in radioactive environments. MCSA traces its origins back to the University of Edinburgh in the 1980s; current signatures are used to evaluate electric machines in offshore drilling platforms, with a focus on rotor bar conditions. In the early 1990s, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) published the first documents on the evaluation of current analysis of electric motors. Initial recommendations for use in powerplants appeared in the release of the “Electric Motor Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Guide,” in 1992. EPRI continued independent studies of both MCSA and ESA, including the latest one performed in 2020 to 2021 by Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation located in Knoxville, TN, with results available to EPRI members this year. Additional research into both traditional ESA methods as well as machine learning approaches have accelerated within academic and engineering professional societies since the mid-2000s; these were first included in standards with the release of IEEE 1415-2006, “IEEE Guide for Induction Machinery Maintenance Testing and Failure Analysis,” in May, 2006, and administratively withdrawn in 2021. The latest standard reference for ESA is ISO 20958, “Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machine Systems – Electrical Signature Analysis of Three Phase Induction Motors,” published in 2013. In 2008, the first textbook covering detailed ESA testing of electrical and mechanical systems, “Electrical Motor Diagnostics: 2nd Edition,” (Penrose) was published followed by “Current Signature Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Cage Induction Motors,” (Thomson and Culbert)



in 2017, which focuses on rotor analysis of electric machines. By 2021, a majority of the technology papers and presentations presented at the Vibration Institute annual conference were related to ESA/MCSA. The first publication related to the analysis of generators, powertrain, transformers, and driven equipment was the original “Motor Current Signature Analysis Method for Diagnosing Motor Operated Devices,” patent (US Patent 4,965,513) via ORNL — the first discussions related to the ESA analysis of wind turbine generators was by General Electric in 1998, followed by Penrose in 2003. The first court cases involving ESA as part of expert data were in 2013 by Penrose. ESA is also included in the upcoming American Clean Power “Gearbox Operations Playbook,” planned for publication this year. As the research and understanding of the system-wide capability of ESA grew, the primary

method for verification of the level of knowledge by technicians using the MCSA/ESA was experience and reputation, which leads to the concern related to accuracy without some traceability back to some type of consensus standards and certification. The first attempt at certification was initiated at a 2006 IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society conference. This grew to involve over 200 company members including General Motors, Cargill, Allied Services, and several organizations that ended up creating the Institute of Electrical Motor Diagnostics (IEMD). Unfortunately, a majority of the organizations involved were directly affected by the economic conditions of 2009, and the organization subsequently disbanded. Following a resurgence of interest in ESA (starting in 2015) discussions between interested parties and the Mobius Institute, an Asset Management accredited certification body, resulted in the pursuit of the certification program started in 2020, and the official formation of the Scheme committee at the end of 2021.

Why is certification of ESA important?

Advances in the technology are rapidly overtaking traditional methods such as vibration analysis in electric machine-driven technology, whether that is power generation to small electric motors. A common training practice and testing methodology to identify the experience and capability of technicians and engineers is necessary to ensure availability of correct information. This has the additional impact of assisting in the direction of future research, development of new technology through thirdparty dissemination of knowledge, and a path for predictive maintenance technicians to advance. The development of the consensus certification and education protocol, “Draft: Specific Requirements for Qualification and MIBoC Certification of Electrical and Current Signature Analysis Monitoring and Diagnostic Personnel,” (planned for first quarter publication 2022), is traceable through “General Requirements for Qualification and MIBoC Certification of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Personnel,” and ISO/ IEC 17024. The program is accredited and audited through JAS-ANZ, which is the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, the corporate base of Mobius Institute and the accreditation system is recognized world-wide for vibration and asset management certification programs. Under the draft for ESA, the personnel classification will be divided into four parts, with specific training requirements and backgrounds for each. While there are no college degree requirements, personnel are required to have a certain level of experience and training prior to being able to take the exam. The following exemptions related to education and known experience exist so that trainers are readily available: Category I: Able to perform a range of pre-defined, generally simple single through six channel ESA condition monitoring activities with established procedures (data collection). Category II: Able to perform industrial/commercial/utility ESA using single through six-channel measurements according to established and recognized procedures. They are able to interpret and evaluate test results from routine analysis and acceptance tests. Category III: In addition to the capabilities of Category I and II, they will be able to design a program and make recommendations on restrictions to machine operation. They will also be able to instruct Cat. I and II prior to certification. (This level can be considered a ‘journeyman’ ESA technician or engineer). Category IV: Have the background of Categories I-III and be able to direct and audit condition monitoring strategies. They will have broad technical knowledge and experience of a range of machine situations and techniques. There are the ‘master’ ESA technicians and engineers. Just as selecting a Cat III vibration analysis to determine the correct placement of transducers with vibration analysis, the use of the ESA certification program provides a level of confidence related to the proper selection and understanding of ESA technologies for specific applications. This would include the proper type and selection of technology for transformers, motors, generators, and powertrain within clean energy including the needs of windpower, solar, geothermal, and others. Expect to see personnel carrying ESA Category certification during 2022, and accredited training programs in the first quarter of 2022.

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Wind Power and Artificial Intelligence

A sustainable partnership by Sandeep Gupta


ast November 13th, the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland concluded with the 197 participant nations (just barely) agreeing to continue pursuing the commitments that emerged from the 2015 Paris agreement – specifically, the goal of limiting global climate change induced temperature increases to 1.50C. A significant driver of achieving that ambitious goal will be dramatic reductions in fossil fuel usage and associated increases in the implementation of renewable power sources; in particular, wind power, both onshore and off. And while the pace of wind power installations has risen dramatically in recent years, with a concomitant fall in perMW generation costs, the challenge of keeping wind turbines operating efficiently with minimal O&M spend throughout their asset lifetimes, is never-ending. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are uniquely poised to provide the extra “lift” that these expensive and complex systems need to deliver on the promise of renewable energy. In 2020, wind power supplied nearly 1600 TWh of electricity, (about 5 percent of the world’s total). Despite wind’s recent expansion, numerous factors impede an even faster growth rate, including fossil fuel subsidies, manufacturing supply chain issues, and the politics of not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) syndrome. But there is an equally daunting challenge to that of installing new turbines, and that is efficiently maintaining and operating the 350,000 or so that are already up and running. While the technology is itself relatively mature and well understood, additional difficulties arise simply due to the environments in which turbines operate. Whether in the vast plains of west Texas or off the coast of England in the North Sea, equipment is subjected to hostile settings; offshore wind, which is difficult to access with maintenance personnel and equipment, emphasizes the challenge of clearly understanding how these complex systems are operating, and knowing (as far in advance as possible) when malfunctions are likely to occur.

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This is where artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enter the picture. AI has reached a point where it does a lot of things very well. But the primary thing it does well is to ingest immense quantities of performance data on complex technological assets and then apply ML algorithms to predict (with remarkable prescience) when systems will require maintenance or when they are, in fact, on the verge of failing. This level of insight provides asset owners and maintenance personnel the sort of advance notice that can turn a catastrophic equipment failure into a routine — and profoundly less expensive — maintenance task. Lest we limit our thinking to the minimization of maintenance costs, it’s important to point out that there is a top-line impact in play here as well. Wind turbines that operate at suboptimal levels not only break down more frequently, they also run less efficiently day-to-day, producing less power and generating less revenue. Further, utilizing AI-based insights to optimally position blade angles for local wind conditions (for example), and even predict future power output levels based on weather forecasts and historical turbine performance data, helps to ensure that operators extract the greatest possible value from their fleet. Fossil power advocates routinely talk up the predictability of their baseload generation assets. AI significantly contributes to enhancing the predictability of wind turbine generation as well. These advanced capabilities, combined with the operational cost benefits provided by predictive maintenance, make efficient reliable wind turbine operation a top- and bottom-line concern. Make no mistake: AI implementation, while rife with opportunity, is a challenging undertaking that requires expertise and executive focus. The good news is that the raw ingredient-–historical and real-time performance data-–already exists in abundance, whether or not turbine operators make any meaningful use of it. Modern wind turbines pump out copious amounts of second-by-second data on power curve efficiency, bearing temperatures, pitch control systems, gearboxes, and a host of other asset components. AI systems then aggregate all of this data, apply ML algorithms, and render predictive warnings about equipment that’s in need of maintenance, or perhaps at risk of outright failure. And because ML systems learn more about normal turbine operation (which varies from one unit to the next) with each passing day, the algorithms can not only predict failure, they can also save money by reducing routine but ultimately unnecessary maintenance activities. Finally, there are ancillary, but equally important, benefits that accrue to operators who effectively apply AI-based techniques to their wind power assets. Because wind turbines are a rapidly growing component in the broader electricity infrastructure of a nation, they are an increasingly tempting target for cyberattacks, which can result in lengthy and widespread blackouts, loss of manufacturing productivity, and compromised safety. A number of current AI-based solutions are capable of reducing this threat to near zero using a variety of endpoint protection algorithms. And, because the first step in understanding and dealing proactively with operational problems is being aware of them, AI-driven performance dashboards can arm users with immensely enhanced levels of visibility into performance data and trending. A recent Deloitte survey showed the clear focus of power industry executives on the use of AI as a key technology for implementation either now or in the very near future. However, Bain & Company recently found that fewer than 5 percent of digital transformation initiatives ultimately achieve or exceed their objectives. This clearly reinforces the importance of not only leveraging available performance data to the greatest extent possible, but doing so in a way that is focused on the highest impact operational opportunities. Although it is unclear whether COP27 (scheduled for November of this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt) will generate any more positivity than what emerged from Glasgow, renewable technologies such as wind and solar-– augmented by the fast-growing power of artificial intelligence-–will remain critical tools in the fight against climate change.

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Exploring wholesale energy price trends

A new visualization tool from Berkeley Lab allows users to explore trends in wholesale electricity prices and their relationship to wind and solar generation. Variable renewable generation can have important impacts to pricing patterns at the local level, but those patterns are often obscured when looking at regional average annual pricing trends. The Renewables and Wholesale Electricity Prices (ReWEP) tool allows users to compare pricing trends across locations, regions, and a number of different timeframes, down to the nodal level. These comparisons illustrate the ongoing interactions between wind and solar generation and wholesale energy prices. The ReWEP tool consists of maps, time series, and other interactive figures that provide: a general overview of how average pricing, negative price frequency, and extreme high prices vary over time, and a summary of how pricing patterns are related to wind and solar generation. Interactive functionality allows investigation by transmission regions (ISOs/RTOs), year, and season, and over diurnal cycles. The ReWEP tool is intended to provide users a way to explore ongoing changes to pricing patterns, including those related to growth in wind and solar deployment.

High capacity and low operating costs

The new Potain MDT 489 topless crane from Manitowoc is suitable for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects. The MDT 489 delivers a high capacity (22USt (20t) or 27.6USt (25t)) and a 262ft (80m) jib for broad coverage and reach on the jobsite, and offers the costsaving benefits of easy transport and quick assembly and disassembly. The MDT 489 has been designed for high performance, while keeping the concept of using topless technologies that overlap and avoid collisions on jobsites with multiple cranes. All components, save the slewing mechanism, can be transported in standard-sized shipping containers. Assembly of the MDT 489 takes a maximum of two days and requires very little space. Using Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS), the MDT 489 can be set up in 15 minutes. This feature promotes highly controlled and efficient operation throughout the crane’s time on the jobsite. North American customers have the option of the 132 HPL and 180 HPL winches. The MDT 489 is equipped with the CraneSTAR Diag solution. Potain's remote diagnostic tool allows the customer to consult the machine's activity in real time. The Potain MDT 489 topless crane has an optimized assembly and disassembly process and helps to save costs while enjoying the benefits of a high-capacity crane.

Streamlining and amplifying offshore wind assessment campaigns

Leosphere, a Vaisala company announced its new WindCube Scan Dual Lidar Ready offering. It enables offshore wind project developers and operators to reduce multiple sources of uncertainty and gain an even more comprehensive picture of wind resource profiles by observing an offshore location from several positions. Utilizing two WindCube Scan devices located on the shore or on offshore platforms, this approach delivers accurate wind mapping with typical ranges up to 10km from several positions at once. The solution leverages intersecting beams for better coverage and accuracy, reducing vertical and horizontal uncertainty, and enabling fine assessment of turbulence intensity for turbine suitability. The result is a rich understanding of nearshore wind resources, improved reliability, and great campaign cost-effectiveness. The WindCube Scan Dual Lidar Ready offering delivers the following benefits reduced uncertainty in the assessment of wind resources, reliable data for difficult-toassess waterways and sites, cost-efficiency and high operational continuity, easy deployment and operation from shore or on fixed offshore platforms, increased flexibility in the campaign design, and precise coordination between lidar units.

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Tools at a glance

Enerpac introduces the Safe T Torque Checker, a new portable tool offering a simple and accurate measurement of torque output wherever and whenever operators need it. The new Enerpac Safe T Torque Checker’s system displays a digital readout showing the actual torque output of the whole hydraulic system. Including items such as the hoses and pump ensures the accuracy of the torque reading is within +/- 1%. The Safe T Torque Checker can be easily taken on-site, allowing operators to check torque output wherever and whenever it suits them. Features such as a splash-proof display and keypad, and an impact-resistant case provide the essential durability needed in harsh environments. The rechargeable longlife internal battery provides the freedom for operators to check their whole torque system wherever they are working. The new unit is compatible with any Enerpac hydraulic torque wrench, including both square drive and low-profile cassette types that fit the envelope and maximum capacity of the Safe T Torque Checker. The future-proof design uses the latest technology to ensure convenient use for many years to come.

Snap-on Industrial’s Visual Control Cabinets place frequently used tools in clear view, giving technicians full sight lines of their tools for instant accountability and asset management. The Visual Control Cabinets, part of Snap-on’s Level 5 Tool Control System, utilize a clear, Makrolon AR Polycarbonate window for at a glance tool management and security. The full-swing door hinge creates unobstructed entry, while the gas shocks keep the door in the upright position. The Visual Control Cabinets are available in both keyed or e-Lock keyless access for maximum security without the need to distribute keys; e-Lock that is programmable for up to 3,000 users, and can be networked together with LockView software. The Visual Control Cabinets can be mounted to walls, workbenches, carts or roll cabs. For optimal visibility and control, metal peg boards with clearly marked tool locations or foam cutouts allow technicians to quickly scan a tool tray and see if anything is missing. When mounted to roll cabs or carts, Visual Control Cabinets offer a “Strike Zone” approach, which places tools in a comfortable ergonomic position above the knee and below the shoulders to reduce the need to bend and stretch for tools.

Enerpac ///

Snap-on Industrial ///

Simple and accurate measurement of torque output




Safety & Fall Protection Equipment

According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of deaths in the workplace. Perhaps more than any other type of workers out there, those who erect and maintain wind turbines are exposed to some of the most serious, and potentially fatal, fall hazards. With many turbines reaching heights of well over 100 feet tall, wind farms are only growing upwards in many cases, and exposure to high winds can make work at high elevations even more hazardous. Here we highlight some of the latest in safety and fall protection equipment—a must for the growing industry.


SEE AD ON PAGE 26 Blåkläder LLC


Product: 3492 FR Hoodie


Application: FR garments for the renewable energy sector

Application: Fall arrester rope grab Description: ANSI certified version of the BACK-UP fall arrester. Safe and simple to use with only one hand. BACKUP follows the operator in both directions and stops the possible falling. Shifting the button on lock mode, it can also be used as a positioning device or a normal locking device. BACK-UP supports strong stress in a semi-dynamic way, avoiding the shocking effects on the ropes caused by the traditional self-locking devices with toothed cams. Connector included.

Description: The 3492 FR Hoodie from Blåkläder workwear combines quality materials and new technologies and is not only comfortable but also protective in harsh environments. This piece of gear will keep wearers comfortable and protected with its 17cal/cm2, CAT 2 rating. Their FR garments are designed and manufactured with functionality, durability, and sustainability in mind at all times. From materials to fit and aesthetics, everything is designed with intention and purpose.

Key Features:

Key Features: •

Large hood Kangaroo pocket;

Fleece-lined interior;

Casual fit;

Stretchy for easy movement.

Product: Raise and Rescue Elite Application: A pre-rigged mechanical advantage system designed for simple and efficient victim raising and multidirectional transfers. Description: When paired with the PDQ2 escape system, the Raise and Rescue Elite makes for a light, compact rescue package. The mechanical progress capture feature allows for secure raising and simple operation, and the mesh sleeve surrounding the 6mm cord prevents tangling during storage and deployment. Two wire anchor slings allow the rescuer to create an anchor around ladder supports or rails, or structural members, and the HollowBlock2 allows for rescue from fall protection lanyards or longer distance hauling with resets. Kit Components: Mini Haul System, 2 Wire Slings, 19" HollowBlock2, and 2 Osprey Autolock Carabiners.

Lightweight and easy to use;

Works on an 11mm lifeline;

Two modes: up/down and positioning;

Made in Italy.

Sterling Rope Company, Inc.

Petzl America


Product: VOLT Harness

Product: FR2 Mechanics Shirt

Application: Fall arrest, work positioning, and work inside wind turbine towers

Application: Fire resistant men’s work shirt

Description: VOLT harnesses are easy to put on with the FAST LT automatic buckles. A wide, semi-rigid waistbelt provides excellent support. The VOLT WIND harnesses have dorsal wear protectors to reduce wear on the straps when moving inside a turbine tower. The new harness line is available March 2020.

Description: The FR2 Mechanics flame-resistant shirt is certified by UL as meeting the NFPA 2112 standard for protection from exposure to fire and an NFPA 70e Category 2 Arc rating (min. 8cal/cm2) The snap front makes for easy wearing, and it also offers two-way stretch, breathable fabric, abrasion resistance, and reflective patches for visibility in low lighting.

The EvacuatorTM • • • • • • • •

Evacuate within 10 seconds Fast & simple; just click & go Compact & affordable Fireproof, 3182 °F for 30 minutes Fully automatic, no electricity required 1m/sec controlled descent Pre-installed or retrofitted Max weight per cable is 621 lbs ( 2 cables in each Evacuator) • ANSI Z359, CSA Z259

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SKYLOTEC North America, LP

Product: The Evacuator


Application: Fireproof collective escapes and emergency descent solution

Application: Ladder Climbing Safety

Description: Designed to save the lives of those working at altitudes ranging up to 984ft (300m), the Evacuator is a fast, simple, and easy-to-use (click and go) fireproof collective escape and emergency descent solution. Fireproof units are customized for each turbine model and can be installed inside or outside of the nacelle, onshore or offshore. Emergency descent is fullyautomatic and mechanically controlled at a speed of 3.3ft/sec (1m/sec), without use of electricity. Units are compact and easy to maintain. Key Features: •

Fireproof units are 3182°F (1750°C) for 30 minutes or 2192°F (1200°C) for 90 minutes;

Suitable for onshore or offshore applications;

Certified in compliance with ANSI Z359, CSA Z259

Description: The new SKYLOTEC CLAW vertical fall arrest cable sleeve is designed to fit 3/8" and 5/16" diameter wire rope and travels smoothly up and down while providing fall arrest when needed. Weighing only 2.2lbs, the stainless steel CLAW is durable and incorporates redundant safety features reducing the risk of improper installation. The CLAW is independently tested to meet ANSI Z359.16, ANSI A14.3-08, CSA 2259.2.5-17, and OSHA requirements. Key Features: •

Smooth travel up and down the vertical system;

Replaceable shock absorbing pack;

Anti-gravity locking system;

Combinable with all types of chest D-rings;

Two handed operation for increased safety.

Power Climber Wind

Malta Dynamics, LLC

Product: IBEX

Product: Safety Helmet

Application: Turbine climb assist

Application: Safety

Description: The IBEX climb assist from Power Climber Wind sets the standard for performance, safety, and ease of installation in any new or existing turbine. Its intelligent control system delivers a comfortable and responsive climb. Using a continuous closed feedback loop, the IBEX instantaneously adjusts to changes in climbing speed or direction, allowing for a safe, smooth, and confident climb. With more than 70 years of performing productively at height, Power Climber Wind designs products that, like IBEX, drive low total cost of ownership and user satisfaction.

Description: The new safety helmets from Malta Dynamics feature a design that maximizes both safety and comfort on the jobsite. The helmets meet ANSI Z89.1-2014 Type 1 Class C standards and can optionally come equipped with an attached clear or tinted visor. The Malta Dynamics Safety Helmet features sliding adjustable vents to help with air circulation. The helmet’s six-point suspension system and adjustable chin strap improve comfort and provide greater protection in the event of an impact or fall.

Product: THRIVE Workwear - apparel

Dakota Riggers & Tool Supply, Inc.

Application: Wind Industry/FR Apparel

Product: Petzl Maestro Descender

Description: Thrive Workwear's protective work apparel has been providing solutions to the wind industry for over 10 years. Their line-up of clothing includes Flame Resistant work pants, FR work shirts, FR base layers, and FR outerwear designed specifically for wind technicians and construction workers. Their work pants feature full-time knee protection built-in with patented SQUISH pad technology.

Description: MAESTRO is a descender designed for technical rescue operations. It facilitates manipulation of heavy loads, for lowering or hauling, and may be used in both the primary system or in a back-up belay. This versatility allows rescuers to adapt to any situation they may encounter on the rescue scene.

THRIVE Workwear




KEEN Utility

3S Lift


Product: Dearborn

Product: TF-R Guide Rail Fall Protection System with SL-R60S Fall Arrester

Product: FT-One Fit premium fullbody harness for women

Application: Medium-duty work boot Description: Assembled in KEEN’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility using responsibly sourced materials from around the world, KEEN Utility’s Dearborn can handle the same tasks as a leather boot and then some. The medium-duty boot features KEEN.FLEXARMOR, a lightweight, ultrastrong seamless woven textile with more abrasion resistance than leather. Combined with a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane and an air-injected Luftcell midsole, the Dearborn provides lasting comfort without sacrificing safety. In addition to a heat-resistant rubber outsole, a KonnectFit heel-capture system provides a locked in feel, while nonmetallic and asymmetrical carbonfiber safety toes provide a roomy, unobtrusive fit, 15% lighter than steel. Built for both indoor and outdoor terrain, the Dearborn is EH-rated with an oil- and slip- resistant non-marking rubber out sole.

Application: Ladder climbing safety

Application: Full body harness for women working at heights

Description: Made from high-strength aluminum alloy that is resistant to acid, alkali, and corrosion, the 3S Lift Guide Rail Fall Protection System TF-R is suitable even for harsh conditions. The Fall Arrester SL-R60S runs smoothly along the ladder-mounted safety guide rail and engages automatically in the event of a fall. To dampen the impact when falling, it features two energy absorbers. Equipped with a secondary locking mechanism in addition to the primary one, the SL-R60S provides an added level of safety. The intuitive anti-inversion design of the Fall Arrester only allows installation in one direction, preventing operator error. The TR-F and SL-R60S comply with ANSI and CAN/ CSA standards.

Description: The FT-One Fit enables women to achieve a customized fit. The adjustable sub-pelvic strap of the FT-One Fit ensures a proper fit across a women’s hips which provides harness comfort. FallTech’s Comfort Leg straps reduce binding, chafing, and improves women’s mobility when working. The adjustable Comfort Leg Straps wrap comfortably around the thighs and away from sensitive pressure points. The ArrowGrip D-ring plate maintains the wearer’s dorsal D-ring position correctly and keeps adjustments to a minimum throughout the day. Customdesigned gel inserts and padding assure comfort, while abrasionresistant shoulder panels provide a new level of durability.

Pigeon Mountain Industries


Product: 11mm PMI Extreme Pro (G) Rope with UNICORE

Application: Designed for wind turbine construction and maintenance

Application: Fall protection, rope rescue, confined space, rope access, tower work

Description: Delta full body harnesses feature coated, corrosionresistant hardware, water-repellant, and abrasion-resistant webbing. A triangular design gives Delta harnesses a shape of their own, so they can be donned them quickly and easily. The Delta pad also incorporates a web spreading design, positioning webbing wider apart on shoulder straps to eliminate neck abrasion.

Brass Knuckle Product: Brass Knuckle SmartShell Description: The SmartShell gloves have a machine knit, ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) with ANSI cut level A5 protection on the palms and a strengthto-weight ratio 8 to 15 times higher than steel. Thermoplastic rubber (TPR) padding is sonically welded to the back of the glove for protection from contusions, smash injuries, object strikes, pinch-point injuries to the tips of each finger, and other impact hazards. The black nitrile palm coating offers secure wet grip and the bright lime green shell color meets the requirements of ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 for high-visibility safety apparel. SmartShell naturally shapes to the contours of the hand and flex points and for extra durability, SmartShell is double-stitched in high-wear areas including fingertips, index finger, and palm.

Description: PMI Extreme Pro (G) Rope with Unicore technology is a strong polyester kernmantle rope. Unicore technology creates the bond between sheath and core. This bond ensures sheath slippage is nearly zero, even when the sheath is entirely cut circumferentially. This rope allows the technician to pass either a cut or torn sheath area, whether descending or ascending since the sheath cannot bunch to create an impasse.

Product: Delta Harness from 3M

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The wind energy industry is developing more projects than ever and needs a skilled and qualified workforce to produce America’s clean wind power. Workers and technicians may need specialized training to succeed and advance in their careers. Check out some of the training opportunities, professional certifications, workshops, and events offered across the country and online.


SEE AD ON PAGE 29 Safety Technology USA Training program: GWO Hours: 5 day GWO Basic Safety Training, 3.5 day GWO Basic Technical Training

Abaris Training Resources, Inc. Training program: Composite Windblade Repair (Basic and Advanced) Hours: 36 hours each Location: Classroom and workshop, at Abaris’ facility or client’s

Location: Classroom, onsite

Number of participants: 12

Number of participants: Up to 12 per course

Certifications: Abaris Certificate (Qualifies student for ACMA Certification)

Certifications: GWO Basic Safety, GWO Basic Technical

GWO accredited courses;

Expert training staff;

4.9 out of 5-star reviews;

Updated facilities;

Course description: Two courses; basic (R-5) and advanced (R-15) composite windblade repair. Designed for field technicians, inspectors, supervisors, and others responsible for performing structural repairs to blades and nacelles. Students are challenged with progressively more complex repair scenarios from skin and core repairs in the basic course to tips and carbon spar repairs in the advanced course. Adapting aerospace methods and techniques, they teach students how to regain structural fiber axial loads through the damaged area while maintaining a critical aerodynamic surface. The R-5 basic course is a prerequisite to the R-15 advanced course.

Flexible onsite solutions.

Key Features:

Course description: Industry standard GWO training courses for Safety and Technical training. Key Features:

These courses promote teamwork utilizing multiperson teams to perform repairs as if in the field;

Student teams are introduced to hot-bond repair equipment and proper field use procedures;

Learn how to manufacture tooling to aide in maintaining aerodynamic critical surfaces;

Custom courses available for working groups or teams.


Bishop Lifting Products

Avid Controls, Inc.

Training program: High-Pressure Hydraulic Tools Safety Training

Training program: Sling and Rigging Hardware Inspection and Lifting

Training program: Avid AE3000, GE/Coverteam MV3000 VFD

Location: Columbus, WI, classroom, onsite, online

Hours: Augmented Reality (AR) training app for mobile devices

Location: Avid Controls factory in Waller, TX, or onsite

Course description: Training services take place in a classroom (Columbus, WI) or on-site and focus on safety, maintenance, and proper product operation. In addition to customized training, regular training includes Tool Maintenance & Repair, Tool Operation, and Onsite Commissioning for heavy lifting and machining products. Enerpac also offers tool crib audits featuring a visual inspection and report in addition to online resources.

Classroom/Online/Onsite: Mobile training app

Certifications: Certificate of completion

Course description: The AR simulator offers interactive safety inspection training on both individual pieces of rigging equipment and on proper use and attachment of rigging to various load types. In one of the four scenarios, trainees walk around a life-size digital rack loaded with more than 2000lbs of rigging equipment, and they must identify the 40 flaws that could cause an accident. In another scenario, trainees inspect previously assembled rigging attached to a load before giving their sign-off for lifting.

Hours: 3 days/8hr per day Number of participants: 6 minimum Course description: This certified instructor-led class will cover overview, basic topology, maintenance/repair, and operation of the product, and can be customized according to every customer’s needs depending on personnel attending.

TEAM-1 Academy Inc. Training Program: GWO Working at Heights/Advanced Rescue Techniques Hours: 16 - 24 hours Classroom/Online: At the TEAM-1 Academy Training Center, or on-site Number of Participants: 4 per instructor Certifications: GWO Course Description: This course is recognized worldwide as the benchmark for Wind Safety Training. TEAM-1 Academy provides safety and rescue training in North America.




Northwest Renewable Energy Institute

Petzl America

Training program: Wind Turbine and Telecom Technician Training

Hours: 3 days

Hours: 6 months Classroom/Online/Onsite: Hybrid (classroom and online) Number of participants: 81 Certifications: Diploma and course specific certifications Course description: Students at NWREI receive current wind turbine training. Their green energy training program teaches students the technical skills necessary to service, repair, and maintain a wide range of wind energy machinery and equipment. Over 6 months, students will learn rigging, torque & tensioning, AC/DC electrical systems, hydraulics, computerized data collection, antenna installation, weatherproofing, and more. Throughout the program, students utilize hands-on training on-site with real equipment. Graduates of this program will be fully prepared for jobs in the wind power industry and qualified for entry-level positions as wind turbine and telecom technicians.

Training program: PPE Competent Person Location: Onsite Number of participants: 12 Certifications: PPE Competent Person Certificate Course description: Learn to competently examine work-at-height personal protective equipment using the Petzl protocol and to create an effective PPE-management system. The course covers: Risk assessment, associated decision making and potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height; Legislation and current requirements regarding the management of PPE; Necessary tools and work environment to efficiently perform PPE examination; General principles and uses of PPE; Employer and PPE inspector responsibilities; Understanding a technical notice; Principal actions of the examiner: maintenance, returns under warranty, removal of products from service, etc.

Nouvelle Hauteur | New Heights

Safety One Training International, Inc.

Training program: GWO | Working at Heights | SPRAT | First Aid | Wind Turbine Rescue

Training program: GWO BST Work at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness

Hours: 8 - 40 hours depending on course

Location: Littleton, CO classroom

Location: On-site, client site

Number of participants: 6

Number of participants: 6 - 12 depending on course

Certifications: GWO BST Work at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness

Certifications: GWO, SPRAT 1, 2, and 3, Working at Heights, WAH Ontario Course description: With over 30 years of safety experience, Nouvelle Hauteur offers an extensive suite of courses for workers in the wind energy industry. As a GWO-certified training provider, they teach wind industry best practices around safety, access, and rescue. They have a large indoor training center, with various towers and other structures designed to simulate environments that workers will encounter on the jobsite. They also provide their courses at client sites throughout Canada.

Course description: Safety One Training has offered practical and relevant wind turbine safety and rescue training for over 10 years. They now offer GWO accredited BST training for Work at Height, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness. This training is conducted at their indoor facility in Littleton Colorado, where students participate in both classroom instruction and hands-on exercises with a real nacelle. They also offer safety courses for Rigging, Confined Spaces, Snowcat Operation, UTV Operation, Rooftop Fall Protection, and Transmission Tower Climbing and Rescue.

Hours: 24

BHI Energy


Training program: Basic Climb Training, Blade Repair, Drivetrain/Gearbox Repair

Training program: Wind Service Advanced Rigging with Lift Planning

Hours: 1 week/8am - 5pm

Hours: 40

Location: BHI’s Piedmont, SC training facility Number of participants: 8

Location: CICB’s Houston, TX, Orlando, FL classrooms or onsite

Certifications: BHI Climb Certification

Number of participants: 2 - 12

Course description: Basic Climb Training is designed for BHI’s entry level field technicians, and includes OSHA 10 and ENSA tower climb training to earn the BHI Climb Certification. BHI technicians, inspectors, and supervisors can progress into Advanced training, choosing from Blade Repair focused on structural repairs to blades and nacelles; or Drivetrain/Gearbox Repair focused on mechanical turbine repairs. Each course lasts a week and is offered at BHI’s Piedmont, SC training facility.

Certifications: CCO Rigger 1 and 2 also offered

Course description: Specifically designed to upgrade the existing knowledge and skill levels of all personnel involved in lifts in onshore and offshore wind turbine erection, maintenance, and decommissioning. The course is heavy in math, lifting calculations, and team exercises. The program also covers site hazards, rigging, signaling, and the roles, responsibilities, and qualifications of personnel involved in the lifting operations. The information provided in the classroom is reinforced with hands-on application sessions with rigging equipment at CICB’s Houston and Orlando training facilities or onsite.

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How to Spot Greenwashing in Energy Storage by John Connell


nergy storage demand has almost tripled since 2020. That’s why, for renewable energy installers and battery buyers alike, it’s more important than ever to minimize your batteries’ environmental footprint – and understand what happens to your batteries at the end of life. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find accurate information in corporate literature. Record-high demand for sustainable batteries has led to blatant “greenwashing” – unscrupulous environmental claims include: • Advertising “green” batteries... then landfilling them 95 percent of the time; • Publicizing “50 percent recycled material goals,”, but using virgin-mined materials in current batteries; • Burning fossil fuels to manufacture renewable energy and EV batteries, and; • Claiming the battery doesn’t negatively impact the environment (every battery does)

A battery that’s 100 percent sustainable does not exist.

You can, however, select far more recyclable and sustainable energy storage from an ethical manufacturer.

Closing the Recycling Gap

Recycling reduces our carbon footprint and resource consumption, and protects the environment. Lead-acid batteries (flooded and maintenance-free AGM) command the largest market share for clean energy applications, followed by lithium-ion batteries. Each battery chemistry has benefits and downsides depending on the application. But there’s a chasm between recycling rates. According to the US EPA, flooded lead-acid (FLA) and AGM batteries are 99 percent recycled (returned for recycling) – more than an aluminum can. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, on the other hand, are only downcycled (turned into lower-value products) 5 percent of the time. Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling from facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling • It's time to get serious about recycling lithium-ion batteries from https://cen.acs. org/materials/energy-storage/time-serious-recycling-lithium/97/i28 Figure 9. Selected Products with High Recycling Rates, 2018*

Recycling & Composting Rate (Percent)




80 70.9 60 50.4 40


38.5 31.3



Lead-Acid Batteries

Corrugated Boxes

Steel Cans

Aluminum Beer & Soda Cans


Selected Consumer Electronics


Glass Containers



HDPE Natural (White Translucent) Bottles

PET Bottles & Jars

* Does not include combustion with energy recovery



Recyclability rates tell a similar story. Recyclability measures how much of a product can be harvested to build a new one. Spent lead-acid batteries are 99.3 percent recyclable, – and 80 percent of the raw material for new FLA batteries comes from previously recycled units. Yet, 40 – 100 percent of Li-ion battery material collected for recycling ends up in a landfill.

"[C]urrently a vast recycling supply chain collects, stores, transports, recycles, and re-introduces more than 99% of lead back into the lead-acid battery supply chain." Source: US Department of Energy, https://

Is it really clean energy? Find out how your manufacturer powers their operations

Battery manufacturing is energyintensive. A large portion of a battery’s carbon footprint comes from operating manufacturing equipment. Sustainable battery companies reduce embodied carbon and pollution by sourcing renewable energy. Potential sources include offshore and land-based wind turbines, solar farms, hydroelectric power, and geothermal cooling. The greater the percentage of energy supplied by renewables, the better. To see which manufacturers use renewable energy, visit the US EPA’s Green Power Partnership website. There, you’ll find a complete database verified by environmental experts.

Energy-efficient manufacturing reduces embodied carbon

Renewable energy is lower-carbon. But it’s even more sustainable to use less energy in the first place. Here’s how to check out a battery company’s energy efficiency efforts: Read their sustainability reports, brochures, and press releases. Or email a sales rep. Look for specifics, such as Kilowatt-hours saved or efficiency awards from electrical utility companies. And beware of generic claims such as “green” or “efficient” unless they provide supporting information. (After all, there’s zero legal definition for “green.”) Ask battery companies about their near-term sustainability goals, such as: • New energy efficiency programs • Timeline for switching to 100% renewable energy • Support R&D programs and academic research • Specific plans to reduce the use of virgin-mined materials • Advocacy for better recycling programs If they don’t have concrete plans to do better in the future... then you may do better by moving on.

Remember: The best battery isn’t a new one... it’s the one that’s already been paid for and still works well

Less new production means less embodied energy, less raw material mining, less wastewater and trash, and fewer pounds of CO2 in our atmosphere. That’s good for everyone -- especially you, if you or your customers can get more years from your battery bank. Try these simple steps to extend battery life: Ensure that batteries are appropriately sized for 50 percent Depth of Discharge.

Store batteries in a well-ventilated, dry enclosure. Avoid extreme temperatures and underwatering. And train battery users because all batteries need routine maintenance to last longer. And when you do comparison shop for your next batteries, look for these features: • R&D includes CAD modeling, 3D printing, and real-world field-testing • More energy-storing material. (For lead-acid and AGM batteries, look for more energy-storing “active material” and thicker metal lattices called plates to hold it. More energy + greater surface area = more chemical reactions = longer life.) • Robotic assembly such as CastOn-Strap welding (99 times more precision than manual welding) • Closed-loop recycling ensures spent batteries will make new batteries nearly indefinitely. Finally, I recommend reading November/December 2020’s Read the Fine Print: Battery warranty basics.1 Those Seven Battery Warranty Rules apply whether you choose lead-acid, lithiumion, LFP, or any other chemistry.

achieve your battery sustainability goals. You already know what to look for and ask about. And I’m betting you’ll agree: Battery sustainability is good for the planet – and for your wallet.

John Connell is a 30-year energy storage veteran and Vice President of the SLI Products Group at Crown Battery Manufacturing. Founded in 1926, Crown manufactures 99% recyclable batteries using 100% renewable energy -- a first that earned its place on the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partner list. All Crown batteries are US-Engineered and manufactured at the company’s ISO 9001:2015-certified plant in Fremont, Ohio.

Crown Battery /// How to Recycle Lead-Acid Batteries. (2014, July 14). Retrieved January 28, 2020, from The Afterlife of Electric Vehicles: Battery Recycling and Repurposing. (2019, May 16). Retrieved January 28, 2020, from 1

When should you factcheck recycling claims -- and how? Always fact-check recycling and sustainability claims if they matter to you. Good sources include the US EPA, academic/research publications, and peerreviewed journals – all of which were consulted for this article. Beyond 2025: What’s next for battery sustainability

Today, government agencies and scientists are working hard in the hopes of eventually to recovering 90 percent of critical Li-ion materials. This could bring lithium-ion closer to lead-acid’s 99.3 percent recovery rate. I’m hopeful that scientific advances, government regulations, and infrastructure improvements can help lithium-ion close the Recycling Gap and avoid widespread landfilling. In laboratories across the world, scientists continue to study and test experimental batteries with the potential for even longer life, increased safety and power density, and lower carbon footprints. But you don’t have to wait to North American Clean Energy NACE Full Page Standard Ad – Golden Egg – M4000.indd 1


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The Convenience Culture by Mike Calise

Humans are designed to survive. We're wired for immediate responses and innate fight-or-flight reactions against the many threats of the physical world. Waiting around for things to happen makes us feel vulnerable and uncomfortable. We're programmed to make the most use of our time and optimize our resources for ultimate survival. In the 21st century, we have entered a convenience-driven culture. The advent of on-demand transportation, same-day delivery, on-demand food delivery, movies, podcasts, videos, and instant stock transactions have cultivated a society that depends heavily on convenience. Comfortability, accessibility, and convenience is a requirement in consumption. We expect convenient and comfortable solutions in our daily lives, so why should we fuel our vehicles differently?

The Electric Revolution

Electric vehicles (EVs) are undoubtedly the future of transportation. Auto manufacturers are transitioning to all-electric vehicle lines, oil and gas companies are diversifying with investments in EV charging, and governments are restricting the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. These actions encourage renewable energy growth, with trillions of dollars in private and public funding earmarked for e-mobility. Electric transportation is here, and the blueprint for highly accessible charging infrastructure is already laid through the ubiquitous electrical grid. As we shift toward this new fuel economy, we have an opportunity to enhance the way we think and act about our vehicle-fueling experience.

A World of Opportunity

When the low-fuel light illuminates in your gas-powered vehicle, you react by searching for the nearest gas station. But what if your vehicle could efficiently refuel while you sleep, work, shop, eat, entertain, or partake in your daily life? It’s now possible for you to install EV chargers anywhere with a grid connection and, in some cases, even off-grid, allowing you to better leverage your time. The gas station model that you take for granted will not likely go away, but you'll also have the flexibility to seamlessly integrate charging into your daily destinations. You won't have to think about charging in the future – it will be ever-present.

The Charging Culture

Society has grown accustomed to charging at home, work, and even on airplanes and in our cars. The EV charging experience can be like charging a cell phone. Home charging offers a level of convenience not possible with ICE vehicles. Talk to any EV driver, and you'll quickly discover that the cost savings and comfort of charging from your home are some of the best perks of owning an EV. However, not everyone lives in a single-family home, and how many times have you forgotten to charge your phone? We now have the capability to access electrons virtually anywhere we go - with the opportunity to treat EV charging the same way. Public charging provides everyone the opportunity to charge when and where they need it.

Getting Down to Business

Businesses' demand for public EV charging presents a massive opportunity. Onsite EV charging can increase the time spent near a business, boost property value, improve air quality, add a source of revenue, and enhance corporate sustainability initiatives. It also provides a fantastic customer amenity. Companies like Starbucks and McDonald's are strategically offering free Wi-Fi at brick-and-mortar locations to increase traffic. Indeed, some recent studies have shown that on-site charging can increase customer dwell time by up to 50 percent.

The Greed for Speed vs. the Need for Speed

In this culture of convenience, we demand immediacy. For a truly convenient experience, EV charging needs to be quick, reliable, and easy. This is the natural evolution of how technology ultimately serves our immediate response both in the vehicle's performance and the instantaneous ability to charge everywhere – and it’s where direct current (DC) fast charging comes in. By fully recharging your vehicle in minutes, you can power up at dedicated charging depots at your favorite store, coffee shop, or other charging-friendly retailers. These experiences are here today for consumers. Retail locations, parks & beaches, charging Superhubs are rapidly adding on-site DC fast charging to provide drivers with the fast, reliable, and convenient charge they need.

Technology Efficiency and Convergence

While Henry Ford is often falsely credited with saying, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.", it illustrates how society often doesn't know what to ask for in emerging technologies. For example, we didn't know to ask for appbased ride-hailing, media streaming, on-demand transportation, a date from someone online, or instant gratification in the palm of our hand. Steve Jobs noted that businesses should "…figure out what [customers are] going to want before they do." The same holds for the e-mobility industry. People who charge at home also want freedom and flexibility. Expanding drivers' options that best fit their needs, lifestyle, and comfort level will make EV charging more attractive. Options breed confidence. When the first EV launched in 2010 in Japan, sales struggled. Drivers were apprehensive about this new technology; they could charge the car at home, but what would happen when they left the house? What if they wanted to travel outside their city? Or if they couldn't get home in time to charge? These obstacles chipped away at driver confidence to the point where the manufacturer was compelled to invest in over 500 DC fast chargers between cities. This allowed drivers to make the transition to electric with the confidence that they wouldn't get stranded.

Welcome to the Future

EV charging streamlines the process through more advanced technologies. Advancements like Plug and Charge allow drivers pull up to a charger, plugin, and automatically charge their card on file. No credit card reader, no radio-frequency identification (RFID) membership card, no smartphone application, and no hassle. As transportation continues to electrify, the driver experience will continue to become more convenient and make our lives more efficient. The ability to charge anywhere with a grid connection will amplify the number of fuel points so EV drivers can “gas up” as easily as they would at a traditional fuel pump. With continued developments in autonomous vehicles, automated charging, and more, the future of convenience is incredibly bright.

Mike Calise is President of the Americas for Tritium, which provides DC fast-charging solutions. Tritium’s mission is to provide energy freedom to the masses by deploying DC charging everywhere, including city-to-city corridors and inner-city high-density populations and smart cities. Based in Torrance, CA, Mike is responsible for promoting and developing Tritium’s market share in the USA.

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What the Infrastructure Act Means for Clean Energy and Home Batteries by Michele Tihami

On November 15, President Joe Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $1.2 trillion bill, which includes $550 billion in new infrastructure spending, promises to be a major overhaul for America’s transportation network, with the largest amount of new funding going towards roads, bridges, and related projects. In addition to the funding for roads, the bill aims to deliver a major boost to America’s clean energy transition, including: • $73 billion for modernizing the country’s electrical grid. In much of the U.S., grid infrastructure dates back a century or more and is ill-equipped to accommodate the rapid growth in renewable energy. The Infrastructure Act will help bring the grid into the modern age and better prepare it for a stable transition to clean energy. Modern transmission lines will also help connect population centers with far-flung renewable energy resources. • $47 billion for climate resiliency projects This money will help the country withstand the sort of severe weather events that can strain the grid, such as wildfires and heatwaves, as well as shoring up coastal cities with defenses against rising seas and hazardous storms.

• $7.5 billion for EV infrastructure This funding will go towards realizing the Administration’s goal of creating a national network of EV charging stations. • $7.5 billion for electric and low emission buses and ferries This money will go towards replacing traditional diesel-fueled school buses with modern, environmentally-friendly models. Aside from the specific provisions for clean energy, tens of billions of dollars will go towards improving the country’s rail infrastructure and public transit. Even money spent on traditional transportation will help the country lower carbon emissions and realize our energy goals by ideally shifting people out of planes and cars. What, though, does the bill include for energy storage? Will Americans that are interested in installing home batteries and/or solar see any benefit from the Infrastructure Act?

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Some of the money set aside for clean energy will go towards securing supply for energy storage projects. Much of this is in the form of billions of dollars in grants for battery materials and manufacturing, which will be funneled to battery producers. A certain amount will also support the research and development of advanced energy storage technologies – tying into the Infrastructure Act’s ultimate goal of being an investment in America’s future. Homeowners interested in energy storage will mainly see a benefit from the improved supply of home batteries (if battery manufacturers leverage the grants as intended). Incentives that reduce the cost of home batteries, such as the federal investment tax credit (ITC) and various local programs, are unlikely to be greatly expanded. While the bill earmarks money for states, most of it is reserved for transportation improvements. California, for example, will receive $45.5 billion, but two-thirds of this is for repairing the state’s road network, and much of the rest is for public transportation and essential infrastructure.

Residential solar, a natural complement to home energy storage, is also primarily incentivized through the ITC and local incentives. This is a major reason why California, with an expansive rebate system for solar and energy storage, is by far the nation’s leader in home solar installations. Here, though, there is less for homeowners to be enthusiastic about in the Infrastructure Act. There is little in the final bill that directly helps lower the cost of solar for homeowners. Instead, the main benefit will be for the power grid, with transmission upgrades that will help grids better support increased solar installations. While the originally proposed $2.6 trillion infrastructure bill included $363 billion in energy tax credits - which would have greatly lowered the cost of renewable energy - Congress removed this tranche of funding entirely by the time of the final bill’s passage (other clean energy areas that had their funding reduced include support for EVs). For Americans interested in seeing significantly lower costs for home energy storage and solar, the focus shifts to the budget bill currently making its way through Congress. As passed by the House of Representatives, this $2.2 trillion bill, otherwise known as the Build Back Better Act, includes $555 billion in tax credits and incentives to support renewable energy, including household solar and energy storage. While the grid funding in the Infrastructure Act is necessary to accommodate more renewable energy, increasing access to energy storage is also an important way to support the grid. More energy storage combined with solar, even at a residential level, lessens demand on the grid as residents generate more of their own energy. This can help utilities put off costly transmission upgrades of the sort supported in the Infrastructure Act - just one reason the proposed rebates and incentives for energy storage and solar in the Build Back Better Act would be a major boost for America’s energy transition, as well as for the clean energy goals of everyday Americans.

If the energy storage and solar incentives remain intact as the bill is debated in the Senate, homeowners could ultimately see thousands of dollars in rebates to help make their homes more energy-efficient. That’s a big if, but all Americans interested in clean energy and a modern electrical grid will benefit from various portions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Those looking for immediate lowered costs for boosting home energy-efficiency with batteries and solar should keep an eye out for what makes it into the final Build Back Better Act. If you’d like to explore currently available incentives for lowering the cost of energy storage and home solar, you can learn more about the ITC here and visit your state’s and/or utility’s relevant website for more information. DSIRE also hosts a comprehensive list of all state-level incentives.

Michele Tihami is Chief Revenue Officer for Electriq Power.

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How to Avoid On-Site Visits and Unpaid Battery Work by Mark Snyder


n-site visits can be a source of unhappy customers, damaging word of mouth, and wasted money – especially if they’re caused by early battery failure. In this article, you'll learn how to avoid unpaid on-sites, thrill customers, and increase profits, including: • Effective strategies to diagnose and solve energy storage problems without leaving the office • Battery selection and sizing basics • Telltale signs of inadequate supplier support • Easy ways to spot and eliminate common installation mistakes • After the install: How to keep customers’ systems running smoothly

Remote Monitoring and Load Management + Battery Management Systems (BMS) = Tech Support 2.0

In the past, there were only three ways to identify battery problems: • Drive long distances for routine, in-person inspections • Laboriously diagnose batteries over the phone with battery users (with no technical background) • Frantically drive out to emergency calls—and delay other customers’ projects Not anymore. Today, most of my installations include remote monitoring and BMS. Customers don’t need to wait, and I don’t need to drive every time there’s an issue.

For the first time ever, I can identify and fix many problems off-site and early, before they destroy battery systems. For instance, several customers had broken irrigation pipes that caused water pumps to run constantly. Without remote monitoring, the problem would’ve gone undetected until the entire battery bank failed.

Remote monitoring also helps:

• Load management: Turn heating and cooling, appliances, pumps, and generators on and off—to shed loads and save batteries as needed. • Give early warning and activate escalating alerts: For example, generators running on a sunny day usually indicate a problem. • Identify new, power-hungry devices—and advise battery owners before they run out of power or kill batteries. • Quickly spot communications equipment malfunctions. • Change settings on inverters and other equipment over the internet BMS increases capacity and reduces the risk of temperature-related damage. That’s because BMS monitors total and per-cell voltage, depth of discharge, temperature, and more -- for optimal performance. Reliable batteries help you avoid on-site visits and warranty claims. But of course, there is no perfect battery, and every application is different. For most renewable energy applications, I choose lead-acid batteries because they have the highest ROI and surge capacity. In addition, they’re the most recyclable (99 percent according to the US EPA). And I’ve seen many installs last more than a decade with good maintenance. (Lead-acid batteries must be ventilated and require a few minutes’ watering.) “Find the Battery You Need” from November/December 20171 looks at different battery chemistries in depth.


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• “How was lifespan determined?” • “Are lifespan claims based on laboratory results -- or in-thefield, real-world testing?” • “Where can I find the test results that determined lifespan?” A good rule of thumb is that a “ten-year battery” should have already lasted a decade in the field—and be warrantied by an established battery company or third-party insurer. November/December 2020’s “Read the Fine Print: Battery Warranty Basics”2 helps to avoid costly warranty loopholes.

Strong marketing and technical materials save your money and time

A battery manufacturer’s supporting materials make the sales process easier, higher-converting, and faster. Good battery spec sheets help you pull permits and avoid unpaid revisits. Without the right documentation or fast answers from a rep, building inspectors may deny permits or require an extra visit. Spec sheets are a litmus test of a battery company’s attention to detail and thoroughness. If they don’t have the materials you need, ask, “How will they take care of warranty claims, failed cells, or emergency support?”


Finally, in-depth documentation helps ensure best practices and saves time. For instance, you’ll need to know how to program set points and calculate absorption time -- and not all companies provide that information. If your battery company doesn’t, guess who has to create it (for free)?

Tech support

It’s essential to have access to the same engineers who created your batteries because even knowledgeable sales reps can’t always answer obscure technical questions. And you’ll want a relatively fast turnaround time for support tickets—especially if you’re in the field; otherwise, you may have to drive out again or do reinspections. When shopping for a battery company, ask other installers or battery users about their manufacturer’s tech support. Email tech support or a sales rep with a specific question to test them before you buy.

Size right or lose customers

Nearly half of my emergency calls these days are due to other installers’ improperly sized battery banks. Increasingly, these failures stem from improper Depth of Discharge (DoD) calculations. Here’s what typically happens: A salesperson compares apples to oranges – battery chemistries with significant price differences per Kilowatt-hour (kWh). Then, to appear price-competitive, they intentionally undersize their battery bank (for instance, 80 percent DoD and only 20 percent reserve power). If you need a 100kWh battery, you need a 100kWh battery. It’s that simple. Power reserves are critical to handle increased electrical demand or reduced wind or solar production. However, inadequate power reserves can leave battery users in the dark. Worse, over-discharging compromises every battery’s lifespan and reliability.

Always design any battery system for 50 percent DoD (2X true Amp-hours) -- and compare prices between correctly sized batteries. Sizing for 50 percent DoD allows batteries to float quickly, then run DC-coupled in the afternoon (instead of drawing off batteries). NOTE: If you install a system someone else designed, always double-check all sizing calculations, including estimated loads. For more sizing information, see “How Much Power Do I Really Need?” The Truth About Sizing, Depth of Discharge, and Surge Capacity from May/June 2017.3

Installation best practices from 10,000+ solar installations and field repairs Store batteries in a cool, dry location (~77°F is ideal) Extreme temperatures reduce every battery’s lifespan and capacity. Batteries thrive in enclosed structures that are well-insulated, properly ventilated, and temperature-stable. Store batteries off the floor. March/April 2015’s “Living the Dream of Net-Zero Energy & Storage”4 demonstrates an all-in-one enclosure strategy.

Follow all relevant codes

Much of my work comes from fixing systems that weren’t built to code. You probably already know the basics: • Battery boxes must have a 3' clearance and a screened-in enclosure. • Install batteries away from electrical outlets, breakers, and sparking devices. • Lock battery boxes and keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher nearby. • Follow manufacturers’ recommendations for environmental suitability. • Meticulously follow codes for critical load panels -- for instance, no split-circuits. • Shield equipment from shortcircuiting, overheating, and fires by installing necessary fuses. Finally, review the latest version of the National Electrical Code. Article 480 9(A) defines ventilation standards. Article 690 covers residential and commercial systems. And Article 691 covers larger systems. Size wiring with a “wire gauge calculator” (3% or lower voltage drop). Improper cabling is difficult to diagnose after the install. Worse, it can lead to system failure and fires. Use Type 316 stainless steel for bolts, washers, and nuts. Then coat terminals, nuts, wire lugs, and bolts with a nonhardening sealant. Cover terminal lugs and

Mark Snyder has consulted with NASA and The Daily Show—and designed or installed more than 15,000 off-grid and 10,000 grid-tied storage systems. A licensed forensic electrician and the President of Mark Snyder Electric, the renewable energy system installer and factory-certified inverter repair service has set up North America’s largest off-grid school and a Department of Energy pilot project in Navajo Nation.

exposed wires with rubber tape or another approved lining. This minimizes corrosion and maintenance.

All batteries need maintenance—and all battery users need training

Improper care can lead to undiagnosed problems and early system failure. That’s bad for customers and for installers—who risk reputational damage, blame, and unpaid fieldwork. • Show users why maintenance matters -- improved reliability and lifespan, reduced costs. • Show them that it’s simple. • Consider bundling quality maintenance tools with installs to save users’ time. • Help users schedule battery maintenance in their calendar, next to other upkeep. • Ask them to call you before adding large electrical loads. You’ll make your life a lot easier if you follow up regularly to catch problems when they’re easy and cheap to fix. And, with remote monitoring and video/phone-based check-in, you can offer faster service and stop paying your crew for unneeded drive time. By avoiding common pitfalls and monitoring battery systems in real-time, you’ll avoid the majority of on-site visits and unpaid work – and your customers will be thrilled with the results.

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Three ways the UK and US can collaborate to get greener energy onto our grids by Graham Ault and Drew Smith

Adding renewable energy to our electricity grids is essential, not just to decarbonize the current demand for power but also to meet the growing demand that lies ahead. Transport and heat are set to shift away from fossil fuels to electric, adding further pressure on grids when people want to charge their electric vehicles or run their heat pumps.

Being involved in projects on either side of the Atlantic has given us some real insights in these challenges, spotlighting the similarities and the differences of American and European approaches. Both the US and UK share an awareness of climate change and the need for action, and both countries have strong renewable energy policies, which have fueled their investment and development landscapes. With more renewable and distributed energy assets connected to our grids than ever before, what can we learn from each other?

Share lessons about handling distributed energy resources, or DERs

US investment has boomed, even during the pandemic. But in the UK, renewables now account for 43 percent of power production, compared with just 20 percent in the US (thanks largely to the way the UK Government has backed offshore wind). What both countries now need is to take that growing renewable energy capacity and better integrate it into their existing electricity grids. While major projects such as offshore wind farms will be connected to the main transmission network, smaller wind and solar farms will be connected to local distribution grids. These networks also need to become flexible smart grids in order to handle distributed energy resources (DERs) such as wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. The intermittent nature of renewable generation output requires batteries to store that energy. Additionally, responsive systems must be able to dial up or down usage during periods of peak production or demand. The lessons we can share between our countries include how to use Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) to help speed up the queue of DERs waiting to connect to the grid. Great examples of DERMS are being developed through the US National Labs programs and Ofgem’s innovation competitions in the UK. Now we need to scale-up these experiments so they can be demonstrated and exploited fully at a grid level.

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We live in a time where grid resiliency and reliability are moving into the front of the public’s mind. Hardly a month goes by without an extreme weather event causing major problems for grid



Cloud-based battery usage monitor

A new online battery monitoring system that can be accessed from anywhere to obtain up-to-date battery usage to optimize utilization is being introduced by Charger Industries, Inc. Charger Connect is an online service that lets users manage their battery packs from initial purchase through endof-life recycling by reviewing and managing detailed logs recorded in the firm’s BOLT monitored battery packs. Featuring an intuitive graphical display of sessions, it provides a record of current, voltage, temperature, shock, and vibration data [to the second] in order to fully understand and optimize cradleto-grave battery usage. To facilitate a user’s understanding of actual battery performance, Charger Connect permits the filtering of logs by asset tag, serial number, and time, with all of the sessions listed by start date, session type, and duration. Simply plug in the battery and new information is merged automatically with prior data. This cloud-based platform makes it fast to analyze and solve problems and includes a battery disposal tracking system.

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Explore flexible ways of working As well as balancing supply and demand, DERMS also create opportunities for revenue generation and cost savings from responsive, flexible energy assets. For example, a farm with its own solar power installation and batteries can reduce the onsite peak and sell excess electricity into the wider grid during periods of peak demand and prices, using the battery storage to maximize the grid and financial value. Or a factory can fire up its equipment when

there’s a surplus of renewable electricity in the grid, with lower wholesale prices encouraging higher usage at those times. DERs are starting to participate in a variety of markets - from capacity markets to make sure there’s enough generation, to balancing markets to make sure the peaks and troughs of renewables are managed. DERs can also be used to make sure grid capacity is managed, as well as helping with frequency regulation, voltage control, and black starts. DERMS play a role in delivering this multi-function DER to grid vision.

Collaboration for a more sustainable future

The world is approaching a further clean energy tipping point. Renewable energy currently accounts for around a third of global electricity generation; in the years to come, it will be the dominant force. All of which means we must work to accelerate the deployment of the technology needed to make the most of this transformation - technology that enables smarter balancing of supply and demand. By sharing best practices between the US and Europe, we can move at pace toward a genuinely sustainable power future.

Graham Ault is co-founder and executive vice president, and Drew Smith is a sales engineer at Smarter Grid Solutions, which delivers distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) software to integrate renewable resources to markets and electricity grids, and is contracted to manage 1.2GW of renewable generation, energy storage and flexible loads across the USA, Europe and Asia. In 2021, SGS was acquired by Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI), in a move that will expand the reach of SGS’ technology to connect more renewables to electricity networks around the globe.

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Siemens FDA241 aspirating smoke detector utilizes two sensing wavelengths to differentiate between smoke and deceptive phenomena, enabling increased detection reliability even in challenging environments. Siemens’s FDA241 detector can detect smoldering or off-gas particles early, decreasing the risk of thermal runaway in a li-ion battery energy storage system. The patented dualwavelength technology uses blue and red wavelengths to detect small off-gas particles that are produced in the early stages of battery failure and overheating. Using two wavelengths allows the detector to differentiate dust and steam particles from smoke and off-gas particles, thus signaling the appropriate warning signal and minimizing potential false alarms. The FDA241 has a VdS approval (no. S 619002) and performance verification as an early warning detection device for li-ion battery off-gas detection. This VdS approval can be used to meet NFPA 855 requirements through equivalency allowance in NFPA 72 section 1.5. Currently there are no other global product performance standards for the detection of li-ion battery off-gas detection.

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Flexible, modular AC energy storage solution The AiON Energy Storage System (ESS) from LS Energy Solutions is a flexible, modular AC energy storage solution available in two models: Power Series for 1-hour and Energy Series 2- to 4-hour applications. Each model offers scalability for applications that range from smaller-scale C&I storage systems to multi-hundred-megawatt utility applications. The AiON-ESS is suitable for commercial and industrial users looking for a simple, easy-touse storage solution for their energy needs, with minimal installation required. The safeby-design AiON-ESS models combine the company's fourth-generation String Inverter System (SIS) with Tier-1 lithium-ion batteries in a modular format that enables configurations for a number of applications. In addition to its String Inverter System architecture, the AiONESS includes LS-ES’s comprehensive Energy Management System (EMS), a software solution that maximizes the benefit of energy storage in supporting all possible operating modes, from basic power quality control for grid interface to fully-automated energy management controls.

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Rapid EV charging stations

EdgeEnergy, a subsidiary of Single Phase Power Solutions, introduces the EdgeEV70 single phase power source for Direct Current Fast Chargers. Suitable for remote areas or those without access to three-phase power, the EdgeEV70 operates from readily available single-phase utility service to produce clean, stable, isolated, three-phase output for rapid EV charging stations. Power output of 480Vac, three-phase, 70kW is suited for rapid chargers up to 7kW. Each power source has an efficiency of 89%, is 100% electrically isolated, with 0 harmonies to comply with IEEE 519 requirements, and has a 1.0 power factor rating at full load. The power source is housed in a weather tight enclosure with an integrated temperature control system. Remote system monitoring, diagnostic, proactive maintenance is standard, allowing the EdgeEV70 to be used in remote areas where three-phase power is not available or cost-prohibitive to install. The EdgeEV70 incorporates the 1-to-3 Power Source technology manufactured by EdgeEnergy’s parent company Single Phase Power Solutions. Built with rural applications in mind, the SPPS 1-to-3 rides through momentary power loss and can accommodate voltage fluctuation in singlephase lines while delivering solid three-phase power. The integration of the SPPS 1-to-3 in the EdgeEV70 provides clean, reliable, three-phase power to EV charging stations and, supports efforts to extend charging networks to remote areas like national parks, rural cottages and resorts and other attractions that have not been accessible.

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Generating Renewable Energy Out of Thin Air A new tool in the fight against climate change by Mark Maynard

Addressing the climate-change problem is an epic journey of discovery, and a new renewable energy technology will play a significant role in sustainably decarbonizing an ever-growing electrical grid. At its root, climate change is brought about by releasing too much greenhouse gas into the air and overwhelming the earth’s ability to maintain a temperate climate. While we know the overuse of fossil fuels contributes to climate change, most developed countries don’t want their current standard of living to change. What’s more, underdeveloped countries want to enjoy the same standard of living as people in the developed world. The answer is energy — and lots of it — but for far too long, fossil fuels were the only game in town. Renewable energies and energy sources that do not release greenhouse gases appeared to be the solution to lowering greenhouse gases. However, many of these technologies come with their own limitations e.g., intermittent supply, critical locations, storage, massive land area, overuse of rare-earth metals, and even fear. A truly viable solution must address all of these limitations, individually or collectively, and it needs to be implemented fast enough to affect climate change. The underlying issue with all renewable energy technologies is collection area — the more capacity we install, the more critical resources we use. Understanding this new renewable energy technology requires a brief history lesson featuring two great minds. In 1662, Robert Boyle discovered the relationship between the volume and pressure of air and, later, temperature. What soon became Boyle’s Law underpins the almost unbelievable amount of energy our planet holds in the air. The sun stores its energy in air, which makes our planet the largest solar collector possible — and we didn’t even have to build it. The earth accesses the air’s energy regularly through wind, storms, and rain. The question is, how do we tap into that energy?

Thanks to Archimedes, we understand the reason that ships float: the displacement principle, which relies on the pressure and volume of the air. Boyle meets Archimedes

The first step on the path to this new renewable energy technology required building a device using air to displace a liquid, thus creating the force to drive a turbine to — Eureka! — make electricity. The device, using a tower, passed proof of concept testing in 2015, demonstrating that it is possible to convert energy in the air into electricity. This proof of concept also identified three areas that needed to be addressed in order to produce enough electricity to be considered a viable energy source. 1. Compress the air using less energy 2. Make the tower shorter and less expensive 3. Keep the system running in a continuously steady state The first change — making the air with less energy — was the hardest. As it turns out,

the solution to the first challenge also solved the third challenge. Using Boyle’s Law as a reference, removing the heat from the air after compression helped reduce energy. It had to be more than just passive cooling to ambient temperatures. The energy saving happened post-compression. This new solution performs only a little work at a time: It cools the air to near freezing, and then passes the energy savings on to subsequent compression cycles. This process shifts the work of air compression to a heat pump which, thanks to the Coefficient of Performance (COP), delivers higher efficiency with less power consumption. This cascading compression system uses 50 percent less energy. Choosing a heat pump as the means of removing the heat solved the third problem e.g., keeping the system running in a continuously steady state, and required determining how to return the heat back to the air after passing it through the tower. The heat can return to the air as it re-expands in the tower; the heat pumps can collect the heat, which is then removed from the air compression process (adiabatic). Using the same cascading idea in the heat pump also significantly lowered energy cost in the heat pump system. The cascading heat pump has a 300 percent increase in the COP. The solution to the second challenge — lowering the height and cost of the tower — involved making the fluid heavier. Doing so created a larger displacement force that mimicked the conditions of a taller tower without the costs associated with actually building one. These new technology systems were developed to bring a new source of renewable energy to fight climate change. The technology can grow capacity in the grid at much higher rates than other technologies, helping to meet near term carbon reduction targets to help slow climate change. One of the biggest advantages over other renewable technologies is that this new system operates 24/7 and requires no large battery storage. The power generation facilities can be sized from 5MW to as much as 400MW in output capacity. These modular systems allow additional equipment to be added for increased power outputs. A typical facility has a tower with an attached 50-100K sq. ft. operating building and uses between 4-6 acres of space. In summary, this new technology converts a small amount of energy from the surrounding ambient air into electricity. It then returns the same amount of energy back into the air — minus the amount of heat energy that was converted into electricity. This occurs through a combination of highly efficient compressed air, isobaric heat collection, and weight displacement. Collectively, these processes require less electricity to operate than the energy being moved in the system. All of this is done with a clean, renewable energy source that will have a positive impact on reducing global warming.

Mark Maynard is the Chair and Director of Research for Flooid Power, which uses ambient heat and displacement to generate affordable, continuous electricity for homes and businesses.

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Chem Link, Inc. Chem Link's E-Curb Systems help protect the original investment of the roof, avoid callbacks, and prevent damage caused by water. E-Curb penetration seals replace old-style metal pitch pans with versatile, precast components, and 1-Part polyether pourable sealants that can be installed in under 15 minutes and never requires flashing or mechanical attachment. E-Curbs are designed for use on granulated modified bitumen, asphalt, and coal tar BUR. E-Curbs are specified for PVC, EPDM, PIB, and TPO single-ply roofing membranes. E-Curbs are versatile for sealing penetrations around solar panel mounts, HVAC, electrical, and structural supports.

Sika Corporation With high performing adhesives and sealing technology solutions, Sika provides global project support for manufacturers of photovoltaic, solar thermal, and concentrating solar power systems. Sika creates solutions that have been optimized to enable simple automation, improved performance, quick curing times, and increased process capabilities.

Stronghold Engineering, Inc. (SEI) is a 30-year old design and construction firm specializing in high profile ground up facilities, technically challenging repair and renovations for historical and non-historical facilities, and significant seismic upgrades, as well as large civil, infrastructure, and electrical projects exceeding $2 billion in construction cost. Stronghold has clients in solar and renewable energy with projects in both the public and private sector, as well as renewable energy development projects.


Aluminum Extrusion & Metal Fabrication Nagase ChemteX America, Corp. (formerly EMS) Nagase ChemteX America manufactures electrically conductive adhesives for interconnecting solar cells within modules for shingling, stringing, and back contact applications. These materials feature low cost, high conductivity, snap cure, and other properties to enable ease of manufacturing and high reliability of the finished solar module.

Alexandria Industries

Alexandria Industries produces custom components for a range of markets and applications. It uses advanced manufacturing technology and a skilled workforce to create extruded aluminum products, precision machining, heatsinks, finishing, plastic injection and foam molding, welding, and assemblies for customers.

The Griff Network The Griff Network's solar backsheets are high quality and durable. They carry a wide range of film products designed to protect solar panels. Some of their backsheet varieties include single fluoropolymers, double fluoropolymers, and non-fluoropolymers, which protect solar panels from UV, moisture, and weather. Their backsheets are tested by quality control technicians for conformity and peel strength. With custom options available, their research and development team can create innovative solutions for their customer’s product challenges.

Heyco Products, Corp. Heyco's new Heavy Duty Lockit P Clamps withstand harsh environments and are available in three different sizes to accommodate a variety of cables ranging from 1.5" to 3" in diameter. Their unique design allows for installation to be independent of cable installation. A release feature allows for serviceability or field maintenance while inner diameter ribs offer some axial retention. The steel mounting tab provides reliable, long-lasting hold in harsh environments.

Balance-of-Systems (BoS)

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Novagard Novagard provides electronics-grade sealants, conformal coatings, potting compounds, and thermal interface management materials for solar and battery manufacturers. Technologies include alcohol cure, UV cure, and UV/alkoxy dual cure. Their custom formulation lab is available to tailor products to a customer’s requirements and demanding applications. For solar installers, Novagard offers a full line of silicone and hybrid adhesive sealants and gunnable, pourable, and trowel-able roof repair materials for composition shingle roofs, commercial flat roofs, or metal roofs. ISO 9001:2015 (QMS with Design), IATF 16949:2016 (QMS with Design). Certified WBE.

EPEC Solutions, Inc. Aesthetic Green Power Corp. Aesthetic Green Power is a North American builder of integrated PV. Their Sunslates roof product is a Class A roof that provides solar electric plus thermal energy. Their TallSlates are designed to integrate with natural slate. They specialize in custom solar products for facades or canopies. Their book, Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal System, is available through Elsevier Press.

EPEC Solutions, Inc. is a supplier of low voltage AC equipment for string inverter commercial and utility scale solar plants. Their expanding product line now includes UL 891 switchboards for AC combiners and AC recombiners through 800VAC, auxiliary power centers, LV metering, and complete power block skidded solutions. They work closely with most AC string inverter and MV transformer manufacturers at the design level to provide their customers with the latest solar specific innovations.

nVent HOFFMAN nVent HOFFMAN offers installer-focused products at competitive prices, that deliver fast. Providing solar transition, combiner, and junction boxes to complete the Balanceof-System. Products provide a reliable seal and clean aesthetics on a shingle roof or exterior wall. The RJ-1 rooftop junction box provides a safe, secure, NEMA-4X rated, watertight solution for penetrating the roof for attic runs and proper wire connections. Integrated flashing and self-contained screws provide consistent, fast and easy installation. Lightweight, non-rusting plastic is easy to modify and simple to install solutions.





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Shoals Technologies Group The BLA (Big Lead Assembly) takes all the complexity out of wiring a solar field. Using their latest in-line fuse and wire manufacturing technology, they offer a site free of traditional DC string combiners. With the BLA, the entire load is combined into a single pair of aluminum conductors running from the sub-array to the inverter. The BLA is an aboveground aluminum trunk system that combines the functionality of cable assemblies, combiner boxes, and fusing all into one. This free air de-rated system eliminates the need for standard combiner boxes, messy multiple conductor string wires, cable trays, trenching, and field crimping. Factory manufactured and quality guaranteed.

AIMS Power AIMS Power introduces its Lithium (LiFePO4) deep cycle battery 24V 300AMP or 48V 150AMP available, packed with power. Delivers large amp capacity in one battery and eliminates the need for multiple batteries without losing amperage. Loaded with automatic safety features, such as a Battery Management System (BMS), which maintains individual cell integrity, low and high voltage protections, reverse polarity, and temperature management. The battery also uses automatic cell balancing, requires almost no maintenance and includes RS485 and CAN monitoring. This one battery can replace multiple battery banks and cables.

IEEE STANDARD 1547 This Standard for Interconnection & Interoperability of Distributed Energy

“When the interconnection is at medium voltage, the DER shall not cause step or ramp changes in the RMS voltage at the PCC exceeding 3% of nominal and exceeding 3% per second averaged over a period of one second.”

Resources (DERs) with Associated Power System Interfaces (2018) universally defines the technologies and operational concepts to integrate DERs effectively into existing grids.


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Connecting DER transformer to weak distribution systems


Transformer no-load losses at night


High transformer inrush resulting in unacceptable RVC or voltage sags

What are RVC events? RVC (rapid voltage change) events are quick changes in RMS voltage, during which the voltage does not

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exceed the sag/swell thresholds (10%). This occurs during energization of the DER transformer and can lead to premature failure, power quality concerns, and interconnect compliance issues with the utility.

What are voltage sags? A voltage sag is a short duration reduction in RMS voltage of more than 10% caused by high inrush currents when a DER transformer is energized. A voltage sag is a serious power quality problem and can result in the misoperation of sensitive loads.

Many utilities limit the voltage change from DER transformer energization to 3%.


$7,500 It has been estimated that, even a small 3 MVA transformer (0.001 PU NLL) deenergized 8 hours per day can result in a savings of $7,500 assuming a 20 year service life and 10% required rate of return.

Aggreko Aggreko’s fully integrated, plug-and-play battery storage solutions ensure maximum system effectiveness and efficiency. They have been optimized across every component to deliver system performance, minimize operating costs, and shrink a carbon footprint. Aggreko offers solutions to power a microgrid, add reliability to a hybrid system, and to optimize business cases through smart energy management. The Y.Cube is a readyto-install energy storage system.

Atlantic Clean Energy Supply (ACES) ACES is the North American authorized sales and marketing partner of the Solax residential Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). A Series BESS can offer a flexible combination from 7kW 5kWh to 32kW 80kWh. ACES also offers commercial BESS by using leading power equipment and LFP cell products. ACES also offers Tier I solar panels, inverters, racking, and tracking systems as well as traditional lead-carbon batteries.

SWITCHING TECHNOLOGIES CONTROLLED SWITCHING utilizes independent pole operation and electronic controls in the attempt to close the switching device at a speci�c points on the voltage waveform

SOUTHERN STATES TRANSWITCHER® mitigates inrush current via a closing resistor which inserts resistance into the circuit prior to the vacuum interrupter's main contacts being closed.

relies on many variables such as residual �ux in the transformer core, ambient temperature, control voltage,

provides a soft energization of the transformer, limiting the inrush currents and resulting voltage dips

& mechanism wear

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requires periodic maintenance by quali�ed personnel to maintain timing

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costly relative to other switching methods such as the

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BAE Batteries, USA BAE Batteries USA provides an advanced lead-acid battery energy storage solution with its PVV and PVS product offerings. Using a lead-selenium (PVS) and a gelled electrolyte (PVV) construction, 3,000 to 5,000 cycles can be obtained. Lead-acid is a reliable and safe technology with installations spanning over 100 years. To support clean energy objectives, the products are 99% recyclable.

Bioenno Power

Based in Santa Ana, California, Bioenno Power offers lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries for various solar and industrial applications. The company's "BLF-" series offers a 10-year service life, 1/4 the weight of SLA batteries, and built in circuitry that balances/equalizes cells, protects against overcharging, overdischarge, overcurrent, and overvoltage.

Bender, Inc. Insulation monitoring devices detect symmetrical insulation and DC faults that often occur in control circuits and DC voltage networks such as those found in battery energy storage systems. When insulation resistance is monitored, trend curves and other predictions can be made. A permanently installed iso685 from Bender, Inc. is a solution for monitoring battery energy storage systems because faults and locations are automatically detected and displayed. This significantly reduces time and effort required for maintenance work.

Eaton’s xStorage 400 energy storage system helps address increasing energy demand without the hassle, cost, and delays that come with infrastructure upgrades. In addition, it can generate revenue as an asset on the local grid. xStorage 400 offers low-cost energy when a facility needs it most.

Crown Battery

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Crown Renewable Batteries are an innovative array of responsible battery energy storage products, including their popular 2CRP1200 model which has capacity up to 55.9kWh (48VDC) for best available performance and ROI, is flexible and easy to handle, configure, deployable for new or existing systems and resilient in extreme operating temperatures, and earth-friendly being 99% recyclable. Crown can supply grid-connected with back-up power, off-grid, or custom storage applications.

Introducing the all-new Electriq PowerPod 2, an all-in-one solution with more power output than before. Experience long-lasting battery life, increased reliability, and enhanced safety with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells. Now with 7.6kW of maximum power output to fill every day energy needs.

BMZ USA, Inc. A modular, lithium-ion based Energy Storage System, the ESS Z battery can store a surplus of collected solar energy for later use and be used for both on-grid and off-grid applications. Energy can either be directed into the storage system or be fed into the public grid via an inverter. The ESS Z battery has a usable energy content of 7.1kWh and up to 12 ESS can be connected in parallel. This means meeting the energy storage needs of small residential locations and commercial systems is no issue. The ESS Z is compatible with 48V systems which avoids hassles seen with high voltage. Simple to set up and use, the BMZ ESS battery makes energy storage easy.

EnerSys Darfon America Corp. The H7 is part of Darfon’s outdoor-rated energy storage solution. The H7 is a hybrid inverter that can support loads of up to 7.6kW and is to be used in conjunction with the B15, a 15.36kWh high-voltage LFP battery. The H7 can be installed in a new DC-coupled PV system, replace an existing string inverter or be AC-coupled to an existing PV system. To facilitate a smooth installation process, it is transformerless and has breakers, disconnect switches, and generator support circuitry. The Darfon H7 also comes with an external wireless display, so the system can be controlled and monitored from inside the home.

The Genesis G200EP battery, the largest amp-hour battery in the Genesis EP line, is a high-performance 12V battery that features Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, making it suitable for grid-tied solar power applications. It offers a nominal capacity of 200Ah, fast, efficient recharge, and excellent cycle performance. In addition, the Genesis G200EP battery has a two-year shelf life, excels in high-temperature and high-vibration environments, and is flameretardant by meeting the UL94VO specification. TPPL technology also enables it to provide more power in a small footprint. The Genesis G200EP battery is built with high-quality materials.

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ESS, Inc. The ESS Energy Center is a battery-in-a-building platform that uses their second generation power module to deliver capacities starting at 3MW and storage durations ranging up to 12 hours. The Energy Center’s environmentally benign chemistry, composed of iron, salt and water, make this solution easy to deploy and maintain. Power and capacity operate independently, providing the flexibility to use the battery for multiple uses simultaneously and can be upgraded by adding electrolyte. The Energy Center utilizes the same electrolyte on both sides of the redox equation, reducing contamination and degradation while increasing efficiency and is easily recyclable at end of life.



Utility Scale

Residential Rooftop Junction Boxes RJ-1 rooftop junction box with flashing provides a safe, secure and NEMA-4X-rated, watertight solution to penetrating the roof for attic runs and making the proper wire connections. It is designed to be simple to install and to minimize time on the roof, while also providing higher levels of protection. nVent HOFFMAN carries a variety of versatile solar transition boxes for the residential market, providing a purpose-designed solution for every type of installation.

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Kronus Engineering

Fortress Power Fortress Power’s safe Lithium-IronPhosphate technology is now more flexible. The eFLEX 5.4 battery has an aluminum IP65 enclosure that protects against dust, water, and heat. It’s mounting options include wall, floor and server racks. Applications include the home, telecommunication, mobile, public utilities, transit sectors. The eFLEX 5.4 also stacks up to 80kW! Fortress Power batteries also come with their 10-year warranty and remote monitoring.

GS Yuasa Energy Solutions, Inc. The SLR Series is designed for high cycle applications using GS Yuasa’s advanced lead nanocarbon battery technology. A nanocarbon additive accelerates the reaction of active material to reduce sulfation. This leads to increased charging efficiency and higher capacity retention over the battery life. The product utilizes GS Yuasa’s HT Element X for high heat, long life performance. The SLR product line provides 5000 cycles at 70% DOD and 19 years of cycle life when tested to IEC 61427.

Invinity Energy Systems Invinity's 220kWh VS3 battery is non-flammable and incorporates safe-by-design construction. The high throughput, unlimited-cycling system provides the operational freedom to maximize ROI. Their 25-year lifespan matches solar and wind assets. Invinity designs and manufactures true utility-grade energy storage for grid-scale, C&I, and microgrid applications.

Kronus Engineering provides design consultations for customers interested in customized lithiumion battery systems that integrate with solar PV systems and the grid to provide backup storage and energy bill savings for residential and commercial buildings. The design process begins with a system scoping exercise to define the needs of the battery pack and how it will interact with other building systems. The next step is to develop full scale schematics to make sure the pack is safe and will function properly. Once all the components are chosen, a 3D model is created. Upon design approval from the customer, Kronus’ team of battery engineers are typically engaged to manufacture the system.

LFP Nanophosphate 18650 and 26650 power cells, for Power.Safety.Life energy storage applications. Suited for critical UPS battery back-up, frequency regulation, and high-rate discharges, while mitigating the risk of a thermo event. Lithium Werks cells have a wide temperature range, fast-charging, and high cycle life. Both the 18650 and the 26650 possess a strong cylindrical cell design.

LEOCH Battery Corporation Leoch's Pure Lead + Carbon Technology has been specifically engineered to support partial-stateof-charge applications where the batteries are cycled regularly. These high power, energy dense batteries offer super-fast charging from 0% to 90% in 1hr and a long deep cycle life of 3000 cycles at 50% DoD. The ABS-Polycarbonate jars provide rugged durability and a wide operating temperature of -40°F to 131°F (-40°C to 55°C). Tested to IEC standards.

Lithium Power, Inc. ESS-500-48 is a lithium-ion rechargeable NMC battery pack. Designed for telecom UPS and other mission critical applications, the back-up battery comes with built-in safety protections, gas gauge, cell and pack balancing, as well as communication. Various communication protocols are available such as CANBus, SMBus, Bluetooth, and more. Around 60 parameters of battery information can be delivered live or saved in the battery's history data log. The battery pack is designed to meet UN, UL, and IEC certification requirements.


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MK Battery MK Battery introduces the DEKA Duration DD5300, a 48V, 5300Wh battery module utilizing Lithium-Ion technology. Tested and validated, and branded with the DEKA name from East Penn Manufacturing Co., this modular design allows for either wall mount or floor mount installation and is stackable up to eight modules high. Stocked in the U.., the product ships complete with accessories included. The DD5300 is a universal module that has a programmable BMS, Dual usage, for low voltage and high voltage applications. Low voltage (48V, 5.3kWh, 212kWh). High voltage (150 to 1000V, 21.2kWh, 763kWh). Remote monitoring and firmware updates are just one click away on any smart phone, utilizing a proprietary APP.

Mango Power Mango Power Union is a large-capacity (6.9kWh), high power output battery (4000Wac and 350Wdc) modular power station with a heavy-duty home base and a smaller, detachable unit at the top. With its 19 ports, it can safely be removed anytime through patented mLink technology and taken on road trips. Up to 10 of them can be stacked together into a micro-grid, providing up to 69kWh. Its in-built PV inverter makes it easy to charge by solar panels, power grid, or others. Mango charges to 80% in just 1.5 hours and 100% in 2.5 hours.

Panasonic Panasonic’s new EverVolt 2.0 is a result of Panasonic’s ongoing commitment to developing advanced solar and energy storage technologies. EverVolt 2.0 offers enhancements for greater customization, and features a convenient modular footprint and weatherproof design. The new EverVolt 2.0 provides continuous power output of 7.6kW off-grid and 9.6kW with grid, enough to power an average household load, and boasts two energy storage capacities, 17.1kWh or 25.65kWh (usable capacity), per system. The system can be AC- and DC-coupled, allowing it to work with both new and existing solar energy systems. EverVolt 2.0 is comprised of two primary components: the floor-standing battery cabinet and a hybrid smart inverter with 4 MPPTs, and offers simple installation and flexible placement either inside or outside, thanks to its weatherproof design with an outdoor protection rating of IP55 (NEMA 3R).



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Power Sonic Power Sonic have been supplying battery solutions since 1970. They offer a wide range of lithium iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries and energy storage systems, each specifically engineered to deliver a high cycle life and performance over a wide operating temperature. Their products include lithium Bluetooth batteries in 12.8V and 25.6V varieties ranging from 9ah to 300ah, series connection LiFePO4 batteries, and high rate discharge lithium batteries. Their energy storage solutions can range from 50kwh to 50Mwh at varied C-rates depending on the application.

Stem, Inc. Stem can help solar developers, EPCs, electrical contractors, and installers tap into the energy storage experience, battery technology expertise, and support needed for successful storage projects. Through the Stem Channel Partner Program, work with industry professionals to deliver more value and services that complement both behind-the-meter and front-of-meter projects.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Rolls Battery Engineering Designed for true drop-in replacement in standard BCI sizing, Rolls new R-Series 12V and 24V LFP lithium models offer a maintenance-free and lightweight flooded and SLA alternative with fast charge/ discharge capability, built-in BMS with operating protections, up to 4x series and 4x parallel connectivity for 48V system configuration and exceptional cycle life (>6000 cycles @ 80% DOD, >3000 cycles @ 100% DOD), backed by a 3-year full replacement manufacturer warranty.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has been building flooded lead acid batteries since 1926 and manufactures deep cycle batteries specifically for many industries, worldwide. The company’s RE Series batteries are designed to provide high peak capacity, long cycle life, and reliability for use in industrial or residential renewable energy applications. RE Series batteries utilize the company’s XC2 formulation and Diamond Plate Technology to create an efficient battery plate, delivering high watt-hours per liter and watt-hours per kilogram.

VRB Energy SCHURTER SCHURTER’S Reflowable Thermal Switch, RTS, includes two variations with tripping temperatures of >175°C and >210°C. Available with or without shunt, the RTS protects power semiconductors by reliably and precisely interrupting a circuit at a pre-defined temperature. Measuring only 6.6mm x 8.8mm, the RTS protects against thermal runaway while it sustains operating currents up to 130A at voltages up to 60VDC. Breaking capacity is up to 400A at 24VDC. Reflow solderable up to 260°C. Mechanically armed by depressing the top, which also makes the status clearly visible. The high reliability of the RTS makes it well-suited for applications involving high ambient temperatures.

VRB Energy's vanadium redox batteries (VRB) store energy in liquid electrolyte in a patented process based on the reduction and oxidation of ionic forms of the element vanadium. Based on a 250kW containerized module, VRB-ESS is typically 1MW / 4MWh up to 10MW / 80MWh in size installed at utility, commercial, and industrial sites, in support of solar or wind farms, or in isolated microgrids. Typical configurations use 4, 6, or 8 hours of storage depending on the amount of energy required. The battery is safe, reliable, and non-toxic. Components can be nearly 100% recycled at end-of-life, dramatically improving lifecycle economics and environmental benefits.




Gripple, Inc. Gripple’s PV Solar Bracing Kits are designed to reduce deflection and stress placed on ground-mounted steel frames. Suitable for installations in extreme environments, fixed-tilt ground-mount installations, and quick assemble installs. Can be installed initially or retroactively to create a safe and robust structure, realign misshapen posts, and maintain accurate tilt angles. Their PV Anchor Kits replace concrete ballasts and are suitable for all soil types to prevent uplift, lateral movements, and overturning of the ground-mounted solar arrays. The innovative install & flip of the anchor provides minimal soil disturbance. Suitable for steep slopes, brownfield / landfill sites, and quick-assembles.

Cornell Dubilier Electronics Next generation inverter designs for renewable energy demand reliable DC link capacitors with higher capacitance values, voltage, and current ratings. 100% of Cornell Dubilier Electronics’ 947D DC Link capacitors are conditioned at accelerated temperature and voltage before they leave the factory. They’ve demonstrated this process eliminates infant mortal failures and produces highly thermally and electrically stable DC Link Capacitors.

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EnergyBin EnergyBin is an online business community for the world’s PV professionals to collaborate, buy and sell new and used solar equipment, and share market intelligence. Over 90% of equipment for sale is new and under warranty. Buyers can send RFQs to members to receive multiple quotes. Sellers can position inventory in front of new buyers. Members can network with industry professionals for business opportunities. Solar companies from across the supply chain are members of EnergyBin. The B2B exchange is a subscription-based service and does not charge transaction fees.

LP Hoying, LLC LP Hoying solar power supplies are used in the cathodic protection industry and are used worldwide for the protection of assets including oil and natural gas well casings, pipelines, and associated infrastructure. They are available with cathodic protection current ranges from zero to 50A (more in specialized cases) and the associated voltage levels necessary to provide this current. The controls can be configured to provide constant voltage, constant current, or automatic potential control depending upon the application. Their systems come with all components needed for installation, and are easily assembled in the field.

Charge Controllers

MidNite Solar An MPPT charge controller designed to maximize solar production, the Classic features fully programmable set-points allowing use with virtually any battery chemistry and makes it suitable for pairing with modern Lithium systems. The Classic is a versatile choice for new solar systems or upgrades and is offered with MidNite Solar’s technical support.

B&J USA, Inc. Phocos Americas, Inc. The Phocos CIS-N-MPPT Series of charge controllers offer a solution for off-grid applications such as telemetry, outdoor lighting, SCADA, and monitoring. This product was developed to ensure reliable battery protection under extreme weather/environmental conditions that often results in damaged electronics. The robust CIS-NMPPT Series also has advanced lighting controls, programmable load timing, is IP68, and can offer 2 years of performance data (with accessory).

B&J-USA (Benedict) DC Solar Disconnect Switches provide safe and reliable switching for photovoltaic systems. Offered in NEMA 4X and IP66 enclosures, LS series switches provide for an efficient and long-lasting PV system. Additional features include knife-action and arc extinguishing technology, and a patented doublelock operator. Available in a variety of switching programs to accommodate one or multiple PV strings and up to 85A. UL listed, and CE approved

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Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc. Mangoldt offers a standard product line of 5-in-1 line and load reactors for use in drive applications. Mangoldt’s 5-in-1 reactors are robust enough for use on either line or load side of drives. The 5-in-1 reactor serves at least five different purposes; Line reactor, Load reactor, dv/dt reactor, PWM reactor, and SCR Voltage Notch reactor. SCRs and Thyristors cause voltage notches/extra zero crosses that can interfere with electronic equipment. Mangoldt line and load reactors can be used to reduce SCR voltage notches.


American Polywater American Polywater provides products such as sealants designed to keep out rodents, snakes, insects, water, and gases from entering transformers, combiner boxes, inverter boxes and enclosures. InstaGrout seals out enclosure pad openings to prevent electrical outages and disruptions. FST and AFT 2 part foam conduit sealants prevent water from entering critical electrical equipment. Polywater | HauffTechnik mechanical are excellent solutions for substations and structure entrances to provide entrances for conduits, sleeves, cables and bus bar. Solar Panel Wash cleans solar panels by lifting dirt and debris up and off the panels. Compatible with solar panels and their coatings.

Explore new lines of income for your solar installation business with QuickBOLT’s Stone Coated Steel roof mounts designed in partnership with metal roof manufacturers themselves. These SCS roof mounts work on all metal tile profiles and will help you bring in money you’re missing out on. By not driving into the roofing material, QuickBOLT’s Stone Coated Steel roof hooks maintain the integrity of the roof. Install with ease and confidence knowing your roof is protected against the harsh elements that these hooks are designed for.

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Galvan Industries, Inc.

CHT USA Silicone encapsulants and sealants offer environmentally-friendly and long-term protection to meet the demands of solar panel and junction box applications. CHT USA offers a series of silicone elastomers featuring optically clear, non-yellowing, corrosion and UV resistant properties which enable silicones to outperform many organics. Thermally conductive grades are available and designed for efficient heat management, including UL listed grades for flame retardancy. Additionally, silicones with primerless adhesion are offered for convenient bonding to a variety of substrates.

Day Ahead Instrumentation (DAI) Day Ahead Instrumentation (DAI) is UL 508A panel shop and a provider of custom protection relays and remote terminal units (RTU) to the PV industry. DAI provides turnkey multifunction relays for utility interconnection requirements for utility-scale and C&I applications. Typical systems include solid state relays, test switches, mini-station batteries, NEMA 1/3R/4 enclosures. Comms can be configured for DTT, MPLS, or SCADA interface with wired, fiber, or wireless links. Relay capabilities include all 1547, local ride-through, and 32R, lockout, and 79/auto-restoration ANSI functions. PV real time monitoring and reporting of power generation is available. DAI is also a valueadded reseller of Campbell Scientific equipment and the Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (RSR3), and albedometer weather stations, using ISO 9060 Class A instruments.

Clark Rubber & Plastic Clark Rubber & Plastic is a custom manufacturer of UL extruded and molded rubber and plastic components used in the solar industry. Clark Rubber & Plastic develops and manufactures custom rubber and plastic quality components such as clamp inserts, grommets, rub strips, and fastening applications.

Mersen Mersen NH gBAT fuses are engineered specifically for protection of battery systems. They offer full range protection and can protect very small overcurrents as well as DC fault currents up to 50kA. The NH gBAT fuse series covers various ratings in 1000VDC with NH1 and NH2 sizes, and in 1500VDC with NH1XL, NH2XL, and NH3L.These gBAT fuses comply with new IEC 60269-7 standard draft for battery protection and are available with bolted type blades for direct mounting or with plain blades. Applications include electrical energy storage, battery storage systems, line protection between the battery system and DC/DC converter or battery inverter, and DC grid protection.

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KG Technologies KG Technologies, Inc. provides switching solutions for energy management applications offering high-quality latching relays, current transformers, HVDC contactors, and smart circuit breakers. They have product knowledge of energy management devices as well as the expertise to assist in their customers' product development. By customizing and integrating switching and measuring components with in-house solutions, they can help reduce components and shorten the supply chain.

The Phoenix Contact TRIO DC/DC converter connects directly to solar arrays. It converts high-voltage DC from PV strings to 24VDC, eliminating the costs and hassle of trenching to supply AC power for monitoring, weather stations, and other array applications. TRIO DC/DC converter has a wide DC voltage input range and is suitable for 1500V nominal PV solar arrays. Outputs are electrically isolated 24VDC with currents up to 8A. The TRIO DC/ DC converter can be wired in parallel with the use of a decoupling diode for higher current applications or with a DC UPS for back-up power. TRIO Power is certified to UL 62109, facilitating the approval overall system approvals.

EMA Electromechanics, Inc. EMA is the designer and manufacturer of the Grounding Breaker. An unique equipment, designed to switch and ground storage energy, wind and solar collection circuits. It provides safety, TOV mitigation, IGBT protection, CAPEX, and OPEX savings. It increases grid reliability helping to differentiate internal and external faults to the power plants, ensuring engineers the ability to set generators to trip if the fault is inside the plant or ride through (PRC-024) if the fault is outside. EMA offers PDCs, 38kV and 15kV vacuum grounding breakers and conventional circuit breakers for indoor switchgear and outdoor application.


Galvan Industries has supplied utilities and contractors with high quality US-made ground rods for 60+ years. Their RUS and UL-Listed rods meet the growing needs of solar power generation. They manufacture copper-bonded rods with chamfered drive ends, ½'' to 1'' diameters and lengths from 8ft to 15ft; copperbonded sectional rods, threaded both ends, and cast bronze couplings; solid copper rods: C11000 copper in ½'' to 1'' diameters, lengths from 8ft to 10ft; 304 stainless steel rods for corrosive environments, non-threaded and sectional; and copper bonded pigtail rods with pre-welded conductor to speed installation.


Littelfuse The Littelfuse SPXV series 1500Vdc solar string fuse protects photovoltaic installations from overloads and short circuits to minimize damage to solar panels. They offer up to 60A protection for increased flexibility. The full range, fast-acting fuse eliminates low-overload faults. The SPXV fuse fits into the LFXV15 series fuse block and dead-front cover that offers a ventilated design to keep fuse running cooler, even at high ambient temperatures and current ratings, to increase fuse longevity.

Raycap, Inc. Raycap provides strong protection for DC applications. Raycap's Strikesorb 35 and ProTec PV are specifically designed to protect the power in PV applications worldwide.

Woehner LLC SECUR Panel is for North American solar combiner box and inverter manufacturers who build to the UL1741 standard. The product offers a UL4248-18 listing at 1500Vdc for 10x85 and 14x85 fuses as large as 30A. The 10/14x85 fuse holder is suitable for use with both 1500Vdc rated UL2579 listed PV fuses or IEC60269-2 certified PV fuses. The SECUR Panel is IP20 touch-safe and provides a safe, tool-free fuse insertion and extraction, for easy fuse installation and replacement. This fuse holder uses an advanced grade plastic material in the fuse carrier to satisfy the higher operating temperatures associated with PV fuses.

SAE, Inc. ConduDisc is an NEC and RUS compliant conductive grounding plate that enhances the performance and longevity of grounding systems while eliminating electrode corrosion. It provides increased safety, better asset protection and reliability while saving money with a reduction in installation time and lifecycle cost.

Techspan Techspan is an independently owned distributer of CSA approved electrical and automotive products, providing these products to the Canadian market for the last 30 years. Their Fusetek line includes a wide range of solar fuses and fuse holders, as well as the IMO solar product line. They carry a substantial inventory to provide fast, reliable delivery for their customers.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Consulting Services | Business & Environmental Consultants

Schlesinger Consulting Schlesinger Consulting provides electrical engineering services related to wind and photovoltaic projects, specifically related to the protection of those systems from the effects of lightning and high energy transients.

Electrical Consultants, Inc.

Contract Land Staff CLS’s land services cover clean energy projects from inception through construction to operation. They provide routing and siting, lease and waiver acquisition, marketable title and mineral title services, permitting and construction support, environmental planning, risk analysis and due diligence for BTAs and PPAs, in-house staffing, GIS and mapping, utility coordination and interconnect agreements, land surveying, cultural resources, and land records asset management with their technology solution CLSLiNK.

Electrical Consultants Inc. (ECI) is a power delivery engineering firm which brings power delivery services through 500kV to their clients. ECI provides services including overhead and underground transmission engineering, substation and switchyard design, industrial power systems design, land survey and construction staking, rightof-way services, environmental planning, project management, construction management, and procurement services to utilities.

TerraPro Solutions TerraPro Solutions provides high-level expertise in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects including wind, solar, and energy storage. Comprehensive services range from site feasibility and land acquisition to due diligence for investment and financing, through construction, compliance, and post-construction operations.

BHI Energy BHI Energy's EPC services offer specialized skills and experience for new solar construction and maintenance of substation and T-line systems. Licensed in over 20 states, their professional engineers, planners, and project managers are integrated with their construction personnel throughout the project life cycle to ensure a seamless construction process. Their T&D group is capable of constructing and maintaining transmission lines up to 500kV, and medium and high voltage distribution systems up to 69kV for utilities, cooperatives, and municipalities. They can perform bare-hand line work and offer additional services of drone assessment, GPR, and field survey and inspection.

Embassy Global, LLC Embassy Global is a WBENC-certified, worldwide strategic technical marketing, PR, business development, and management consulting firm for the B2B high-tech components manufacturing and engineering sectors. Since 2008, the firm has helped more than 200 high-tech component manufacturing brands to achieve rapid, stable, and measurable worldwide sales growth, including via the applications of Embassy Global’s methods, strategies, and industry experience. Today, Embassy Global remains a 100% woman-led, all-virtual firm serving this niche.

Westwood Professional Services Westwood is a multi-disciplined engineering, surveying, and permitting firm with experience gained from supporting more than 110GW of solar projects across the U.S. since 2008. Their services include environmental studies, permitting, civil engineering, electrical engineering, energy storage, geotechnical engineering, T&D line engineering, substation engineering, land surveying, aerial mapping, and construction support. They have 17 offices across the country and are licensed in nearly every state.

Black & McDonald

Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade service provider that safely delivers high-quality construction, facilities management, and technical solutions to government, institutional, and industry clients.

Contractors | EPC

Arntjen Clean Energy Solutions The Arntjen Group was founded in 1978. With solar as their grass roots, they expanded into clean energy, electromobilty, and conservation, offering solutions to help clients find better ways to minimize the dependency on fossil fuels. Arntjen Clean Energy Solutions (ACES) continues meeting the changing needs with sustainability being their focus.

Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, they have helped their clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of important infrastructure assets.



Invaleon Solar

Blattner Company For more than a century, the Blattner Family of Companies has powered collaborative construction solutions to industry leaders across North America. Today, Blattner Company, a Quanta Services company, is a diversified renewable energy service provider delivering expertise and collaborative energy solutions throughout the country. Blattner provides complete engineering, procurement, and construction services for utility-scale wind, solar, energy storage, and power delivery projects.

Invaleon is a national solar developer EPC. Invaleon in-houses all services, providing full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC). Invaleon provides solar panels, racking, inverters, and batteries to its customers. Founded in 2011, Invaleon has been in business since the start of the solar boom in Massachusetts and has expertise in taking solar projects from the initial planning stages through commissioning.

Fagen, Inc. Fagen, Inc. is an employee owned, full service contractor headquartered in Granite Falls, MN. Utilizing a database of over 10,000 direct-hire employees, Fagen, Inc. has constructed a variety of projects including biomass to power, wind power, solar power, renewable fuels, and other industrial process facilities. Specializing in providing full EPC wraps to its client base, the company self performs civil, structural, siding, insulation, millwright, piping, instrumentation, and electrical.

Green Source EPC, LLC Green Source EPC is a provider of solar energy for commercial developments in North America. Green Source EPC works with customers from design through installation to produce custom efficient solar projects. With its self-performing capabilities, Green Source EPC accelerates the design, engineering, procurement, and construction timelines to improve quality and eliminate multi-sourcing challenges.

Hypower, Inc. Hypower is a utility-scale self-performing BOS/EPC solar contractor based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. The company works nationally, currently licensed in over 30 states. Hypower has over 700MW of experience in the solar industry focused solely on ground-mount projects over 5MW. North American Clean Energy



RP Construction Services, Inc. RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) provides turnkey design, structural engineering, procurement/supply, mechanical installation, and specialty services to EPC contractors, developers, and municipal utilities. RPCS has completed more than 900 projects, totaling over 2GW, and helps deliver cost-effective solutions that result in high quality operating assets for its customers.

Pfister Energy MBA Energy & Industrial, LLC

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MBA Energy & Industrial is an industrial general contractor who specializes in constructing new buildings for energy related projects. MBA has built over 70 buildings for the renewable industry over the last 5 years. Most of MBA’s buildings are design/build in nature, but they are capable of build-to-print projects as well. MBA’s current resume stretches across 22 different states and includes O&M buildings, warehouses, large enclosures, battery storage, terminals, substation buildings, large offices, and many other types of facilities. The in-house team of architects and engineers help clients through the design process and offer a variety of options when it comes to MBA projects. The company also offers free conceptual designs, budgetary pricing, and consultation on building planning

New Dawn Energy Solutions is an energy technology company that provides solar, storage, EV charging, and energy efficiency optimization solutions to residential, industrial, and institutional customers. They engage in all aspects of energy systems infrastructure, including assessment, design, development, installation, monitoring, and maintenance. Their energy solutions range from off-grid urban homes to turnkey microgrids that are sited on urban rooftops to the remote regions. They are vendor-neutral and take a holistic approach in formulating energy solutions that are best suited for their customers’ needs. Their energy solutions include grid-tied, hybrid, off-grid, solar water pumping, and microgrid. Their service solutions include renewable energy system design and integration, project management, energy audits and site assessments, and plant commissioning.

Pfister Energy has been engineering and installing commercial, industrial, and utility solar systems for eighteen years. It serves a variety of organizations, including businesses, schools, hospitals, governments, and utilities. As a solar EPC, Pfister Energy offers turnkey solar solutions from start to finish. The Pfister Energy team has extensive solar permitting, engineering, financing, procurement, and construction experience. Options include battery storage, ground mount, roof mount, and solar canopies.

Cooling Systems

Marvair Marvair wall-mount air conditioners are versatile problem solvers for a wide range of energy storage applications. Marvair’s energy efficient wall-mount air conditioners meet or exceed the US Department of Energy‘s Btu/h efficiency levels of 11 EER for units less than 65,000 BTUh cooling capacity and 10 EER for units larger than 65,000 BTUh. Electronically commutated indoor fan motors combined with highly efficient scroll compressors result in these high Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER’s).

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Rosendin brings its experience and capabilities as a diversified union electrical contractor to its role as a full-service EPC for behind the meter distributed generation and utility-scale solar farms. They have installed over 5GW of solar across the US with projects ranging from 500kW to more than 600MW, utilizing PV or thin-film technology across rooftop, canopy, and fixed or single-axis tracker ground-mount installations. The company also provides in-house full-service design-build solutions for medium voltage collection systems, turnkey power substations, long haul transmission installations, and Battery Energy Storage for all types of renewable energy projects nationwide.

DEWESoft DEWESoft has developed data-acquisition solutions to perform measurements both accurately and efficiently. DEWESoft has an array of products as well as specifically developed software that cater to all power measurement requirements such as the power quality, direct and diffuse solar radiation data, as well as converter and overall efficiency to name a few. All their equipment and testing criteria follows international standards such as the IEC-61000-4-30 Class A.

Education | Research Development

Primo Energy, Inc. With the EnergiSeedling, students assemble the units from blueprints to gain a better understanding of the importance of microgrid and nanogrid systems for applications all over the world. Comprehensive 3-12+ Grade Program Applications for STEM/STEAM Classrooms, Physics Electives, Makerspaces, and CTE Programs

American Wire Group American Wire Group (AWG) is a global supplier of wire and cable to the solar, wind, and utility industries. Specific to the solar power industry, AWG offers PV, power, control, transmission, and fiber optic cables. Handling large, utility-scale, as well as smaller, residential projects, AWG offers a variety of products to meet wire and cable needs, including the following: 15kV to 35kV TR-XLPE/EPR; ACSR/AAAC/AAC; PV AL cable; bare copper, aluminum, or copper clad steel; static/ guy wire; OPGW; and related hardware.

Electrical Wire, Cable, & Connectors

4SProducts 4SProducts increases its manufacturing capacity for PV cables. 4SProducts solar cables are manufactured in a wide variety of conductor sizes and are rated RHH/RHW-2 as per UL44, UL4703, and UL854 standards. Their solar cables are also certified to meet H1Z2Z2-K to EN 50618 and TUV 2 PFG 1169 standards. To meet market demands, these PV cables can be packed with a wide variety of options. The halogen free cables have demonstrated outstanding results in harsh weather conditions and are offered with a 36-month warranty.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Electrolysers Cameron Wire & Cable, Inc. Cameron Wire & Cable provides UL 4703 PV 1kV/2kV (aluminum and copper) cables and UL 1072 MV cables. Cameron offers affordable pricing and high performance cables for all applications and will customize the cable package, offering cut-to-length or bulk cables, accessories, labels, and lugs supplied in kits. Cameron also offers inventory management and will warehouse planned goods at no charge, and provides same-day shipping to satisfy tight job deadlines.

Luvata Ohio, Inc. Luvata manufactures components and connectors specifically designed for each application. Products include EV main drive connectors, battery connectors, terminal connectors, fuse and cell module connectors, charging infrastructure connectors, crimp style solid copper connectors, slotted connectors, and pins. From small voltage to high amperage industrial applications, Luvata puts its metallurgical, cold-forming, and machining expertise into every connector.

Electrotech Sales Group, LLC Electrotech Sales Group, LLC offers automation, control, and power products in the industrial market. They specialize in DIN rail terminal blocks, power supplies, counters, relays, motor control, circuit breakers, toggle switch terminal blocks, and more. They partner with synergistic manufacturers and suppliers in order to offer high quality products at competitive prices.

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Paige Renewable Energy Paige Renewable Energy is a sixty plus year old company that offers all types of cables including AC cables 35kV, DC cables 2kV, bare copper, fiber optic, stand alone or ducted and/or pre-terminated. Over-molded harnesses, and strings. Extender/Homeruns/jumper cables pre-assembled, tagged and packaged for Plug and Play integration. They also offer cable management.

Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems Aerial Spacer Cable and Tree Wire covered systems for 15-115kV voltage systems significantly improve reliability, offer environmental and wildlife protection, and provide a high return on investment. Spacer cable systems are suitable for harsh environments, as well as projects involving limited ROW, multiple circuits, long spans, and heavily treed areas. This robust system reduces outages by up to 90%, significantly reducing labor costs and revenue loss.

Priority Wire & Cable

Polywater ® InstaGrout™ Enclosure Pad Sealant

Nel Hydrogen manufacturers Alkaline and Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolysers, producing from 0.27 Nm3 to 5,000 Nm3 of H2 per hour. Units can be grouped together into electrolyser plants for even larger production rates. Electrolysers are used to store excess electricity from renewable resources in the H2 bond. The H2 can then be sold to industry (converting curtailed power to cash), or burned in a turbine or run through a fuel cell to put the stored energy onto the grid during periods of low generation or peak demand. Due to their fast response times the PEM electrolysers are also used by renewable energy plants to balance the power the plant puts onto the grid.

Enclosures | Combiner Boxes

Priority Wire & Cable stocks a large inventory of aluminum DC feeder cables PV 2KV, 4 AWG thru 1000 MCM, plus 8 and 10 AWG copper 2KV string wire in black, white, red, and green. They have supplied wire to over 15GW of projects and can assist in eliminating unexpected costs, and reducing lead time, waste, and labor.

Allied Moulded Products

Stäubli Electrical Connectors More than 25 years of experience and experience in connecting complex photovoltaic (PV) systems worldwide enables Stäubli Electrical Connectors to create long-term value. With quality product solutions and services for eBoS (electrical Balance of Systems) applications in PV plants, they make projects reliable and efficient. Individually tailored to their customers’ needs, they provide all the required elements for any sized project. The MC4 family of PV connectors are rated up to 1500V UL, 70A, and are available for 14 through 8 AWG cable configurations. Their product portfolio also includes in-line fuses UL rated up to 1500V, to 30A.

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Allied Moulded Products offers designs for wall mount applications where system integrators require the enclosure to house and protect many critical components. Open space inside the Allied Moulded control enclosures has met the demand for innovative panel designs in various industrial applications including waste water treatment, oil & gas, solar and wind power, chemical formulation, and general communications.

Nordic Fiberglass, Inc. EZ Solar EZ Solar products are high-quality, installer friendly, and cost effective. Made from advanced durable polycarbonate, EZ Solar boxes are rated to last over 25 years, with no leaking. Installation is fast and easy, as installers can enter through 3 different sidewalls. They’ve combined their construction and manufacturing backgrounds to bring common sense products to the solar market.

Nordic Fiberglass has been manufacturing products for the underground electrical industry since 1971. Nordic manufactures 35kV 600Amp junction cabinets for solar projects and wind farms. Nordic also manufactures box pads for pad-mount equipment, like single and three phase transformer box pads, and box pads for air and oil-filled switchgear.

Fibox Fibox is a global manufacturer of UV resistant polycarbonate enclosures and cabinets for the alternative energy industry. Fibox enclosures are designed not only to protect and insulate components and controls in the harshest of environments, but also to provide a stylish, more robust alternative to metal and fiberglass boxes. Fibox polycarbonate enclosures offer a stronger, yet lighter and more flexible solution, which can easily be modified to exact needs and specifications. Fibox can also customize enclosures in advance, providing customers with a ready-touse product right out of the packaging. Sized up to 32" x 24" x 12", Fibox offers large UL Listed NEMA 4x polycarbonate enclosures.

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Maysteel Maysteel fabricates custom renewable energy enclosures for energy storage, battery storage, generators, solar inverters, and more. Maysteel provides buildable designs that can quickly and easily scale, fabrication support for changes in demand, and enclosures that meet rigorous standards, including NEMA 3R and NEMA 4 standards.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Energy Management Systems Pixus Technologies Modular aluminum and sheet metal enclosures for a wide variety of plug-in or mountable devices. Typical sizes are 1U-14U tall in 19" rackmount/desktop or 9.5" widths. Various depths and styles available. Options include customizable front and rear doors with cutouts and silkscreening, fans, power supplies, mounting kits, rack flanges, or desktop feet. Customized versions are optional.

Energy Storage System

Smappee Ageto Energy The Ageto ARC Microgrid Controller is a robust, reliable, and highly flexible control solution designed to amplify the value of energy resources in three-phase behind-the-meter and off-grid microgrid installations. The ARC controller acts as the single interface for the entire system, providing autonomous system control and optimization, data collection and visualization, alarm handling, and countless other features designed to ease the operation and maintenance of these complex and high investment systems. The microgrid experts at Ageto are committed partners calling on decades of storage and generator experience to exceed project expectations.

Smappee is an all-in-one energy management system for commercial, industrial, and residential use. Gather data on solar production and energy, gas, and water consumption. Consult the real-time and historical data in a user-friendly app or tailored dashboard. Add smart control and enable automated dynamic load balancing for self-sufficiency and smart EV charging with overload protection.

Blue Planet Energy The Blue Ion LX from Blue Planet Energy is a grid-optional energy storage solution that integrates a wide range of energy sources to power businesses, critical infrastructure, and global resilience projects independent of, or in conjunction with, the utility grid. Built in the USA, the Blue Ion LX solution integrates energy storage, system intelligence, and site controls in a ruggedized enclosure, and it includes a pre-tested and pre-configured battery inverter. Blue Planet Energy supports the Blue Ion LX with a suite of services, including project design and sales support, installation and commissioning support, and O&M services.

Generac Power Systems STEGO, Inc. Wind and solar developers can protect their mission-critical components with STEGO DC heaters and thermostats which allow users to regulate the temperature and humidity inside their enclosures. By accurately controlling the thermal conditions, users will increase the lifespan of their application and protect revenue by avoiding forced outages.

PWRmanager is a solar energy-optimization product that enables homeowners to run their entire home on stored sunshine in the battery without making lifestyle compromises. The device also gives homeowners total flexibility by allowing them to use their phone to swipe off/on circuits and extend battery runtime by de-energizing less important circuits. PWRmanager is designed as an easy-to-install device that does not require a new load panel. Rather, it installs next to the home’s existing electrical panel in as little as 90 minutes, automating control of up to twelve 120V circuits or six 240V circuits, plus two thermostats.

Trachte Trachte provides engineering and manufacturing of control houses and E-houses for the substation and renewable markets. Utility providers, OEMs, and EPC firms choose to partner with Trachte for their manufacturing facilities, project execution, and problem-solving abilities. Trachte pre-assembled, modular steel buildings and integrated packages provide protection, energy efficiency, quality, and convenience for highly technical customers and applications.

Heila Technologies Heila provides an end-to-end decentralized control and optimization solution to simplify the integration, monitoring, and operations of distributed energy resources (DERs). The Heila Edge platform addresses the challenges of centralized controls and enables resilient, cost-effective, flexible DER systems. It combines on-site edge computers with a cloud-based operations platform, providing scalable and secure data collection, visualization, and optimal control of DERs to the end-user. Once the technology is integrated into a system, Heila becomes a committed partner, supporting clients during commissioning, deployment, and years of operations.



TEAMSESCO TEAMSESCO offers full reconditioning, repair, and load testing on many brands of solar inverters including ABB, AE, SMA, Xantrex, Kaco, and more. Their newest test equipment engineered and built exclusively for the solar industry, gives their technicians the ability to fully test power sections from many types of utility scale solar inverters. The custom and OEM specific load systems, test and exercise every component within the unit, giving their customers reliable and long-lasting repairs. Their unique reverse engineering process also allows them to identify OEM design flaws and weak points providing the ability to upgrade many units for longer life expectancy. All units come with a 6-month or 1-year warranty.

e-On Batteries, Inc. e-On Batteries, a Fort Worth, TX area supplier with national scope, is a developer of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) based energy storage systems with a focus on product safety. The company’s UL 1973 listed and CEC approved and listed modules are engineered as scalable building blocks to enable larger systems, and its 19" rack-mounted modular systems are easily configured from 12.8kWh residential systems to 4.8MWh container-based systems and more. With over 20 million deployed calls and zero catastrophic failures, combined with cell-level BMS monitoring and control systems, expert engineering liaison and certified installers, e-On Batteries provides full value to their customers.

Nuvation Energy FUERGY FUERGY is a technology company providing solutions for energy optimization. For this purpose, it has developed its own modular battery system and software platform powered by artificial intelligence, which meets the special needs of energy management. From smart energy storage systems and enhanced utilization of green energy sources, to dispatch systems or automated energy trading, FUERGY offers complex, cost-effective, tailor-made solutions. The company was founded in 2017 by energy experts with the aim of changing the way people use and share electricity and thus accelerate the transition to energy decentralization with a high share of renewables.

Nuvation Energy’s High-Voltage BMS provides cell- and stack-level control for battery stacks up to 1250VDC. One Stack Switchgear unit manages each stack. Cell Interface modules connect directly to battery cells to measure cell voltages and temperatures and provide cell balancing. The UL 1973 Recognized BMS modules in each stack ensure safe battery operation and significantly reduce the effort of pursuing UL 9540 certification.

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Lion Energy Lion Energy provides safe, silent, renewable energy storage solutions like the Sanctuary. It is a lithium iron phosphate hybrid inverter and battery system to provide energy when it’s needed, during everyday use and in times of emergencies. It is scalable to fit the user’s needs, can work on or off grid, and provides technology for value.

LS Energy Solutions The AiON Energy Storage System (ESS) from LS Energy Solutions is an all-in-one solution aimed at commercial and industrial users. The flexible, modular AC energy storage solution is available in two models, the AiON-ESS Power Series for 1-hour applications and the AiON-ESS Energy Series for 2- to 4-hour duration. The all-inone nature of the AiON-ESS reduces onsite installation and maintenance, while the safe-by-design, scalable format enables configurations for applications up to multihundred-megawatt projects. Each AiON-ESS includes the company’s fourth-generation String Inverter System (SIS) and latest Energy Management System (EMS) software to maximize the benefits of energy storage.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Engineering | Operations & Maintenance (O&M) SolaX Power Powin Centipede is Powin’s modular battery energy storage platform, purpose-built for grueling environments and use cases. Designed to increase site energy density, decrease installation times, and simplify capacity augmentation, Centipede is ready to perform a diverse set of market applications including frequency response/regulation, T&D deferral, flexible peaking capacity, renewable integration, and more.

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SolaX A1-ESS G2 is combined with Hybrid/ AC Coupled inverter, storage batteries, and MID. When it comes to build, the inverter and battery are designed in a stacked installation that makes the whole system look like a seamless unit. Each module is firmly connected together by plug-in terminals. This type of design reduces the need for wiring while allowing for quick installation and plug and play. As a result, it prevents abnormal system operation caused by faulty connection.

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SimpliPhi Power, Inc. SimpliPhi Power’s PHI 3.8-MTM Battery utilizes the safe Lithium Ion chemistry, Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LFP). By eliminating cobalt, the risk of thermal runaway, fire propagation, operating temperature constraints, and toxic coolants are reduced. The PHI 3.8-M Battery delivers safe, highly efficient, and cost-effective service over the life of both residential and commercial installations, on or off-grid. Compatible with all industrystandard inverter charge controllers, the PHI 3.8-M Battery supports balance-of-system equipment and optimizes any power generation source with scalable, on-demand energy storage solutions for critical back-up and daily savings on electricity bills.

Trimark Associates, Inc Trimark develops, installs, and maintains performance management systems for utility-scale power sites, including PV+storage. Trimark’s Energy Storage Controller manages and controls Battery Management Systems and PV load and information to ensure power quality, reduce delays, and eliminate grid expansion costs by managing power flow. Additionally, Trimark is a member of the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) Standards Alliance, which seeks to establish open communication standards for energy storage installations.

Sol-Ark Eliminate customer overload calls with 15kWac power (30kW peak), and truck rolls to add or subtract missing backup circuits, and speed up install with Sol-Ark's incorporated 200A wholehome UPS transfer switch. The inverter covers multiple applications: small (9kW), large (15kW), and home/small commercial (15kW x 9 stacked = up to 135kW). Sol-Ark also supports portable and standby generators, including Gen and Grid peak shaving. The 9kW/15kW comes with 2/3 MPPT's of 20A (500V) for a total of 4/6 strings. Outdoor and indoor rated. Utility communications, open ADR2.0. closed-loop communications, and UL9540 with many battery providers.



Full wrap PV Operations and Maintenance Service providing in-house electrical, vegetative, aerial imaging, and monitoring services. Currently operating ~700MWDC in the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. Other services include onsite equipment commissioning, QA/QC during the construction process and owners' representative services. CSS is PVSyst licensed and able to run detailed onsite health analysis of production, as well as conducting deep assessment of performance data to find inefficiencies and lost production onsite due to equipment setup.

NEI is made up of engineers, technical specialists, designers, CAD operators, and support personnel who have many years of experience in practically all aspects of electric power systems from conceptual stages to detail design including construction management and commissioning. NEI provides PV solutions and detailed solar project designs both as Owner’s Engineer and Engineer of Record supporting site selection, conceptual design, permitting, and schedule. In addition, NEI delivers construction support with Owner and EPC Contractor providing guidance on performance, safety, schedule, budget, environmental compliance, and quality.

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Heliolytics is a vertically-integrated solar PV services provider and consultancy. As a DC health partner, they work closely with clients across the PV lifecycle to optimize system performance, increase energy yields, and ensure the long-term sustainability of solar projects. Their services encompass aerial inspections, advanced analytics, and construction monitoring. To date, they have serviced 100+GW of solar projects, ranging from 10kW to 830MW. Their practical consulting and advisory services help clients better understand the importance of lifecycle DC health performance monitoring and portfolio optimization. Through their actionable reporting, clients are enabled to reduce near- and long-term portfolio risks, effectively manage their entire DC data chain, substantiate warranty and insurance claims, and decrease operational costs.

NEO Virtus Engineering offers PSS/E and PSCAD models for utility or regional operator DG interconnection applications. They develop and test project-specific stability models using PSS/E and PSCAD for DG systems for generic inverter model customizations. NEO provides modeling for MV AC collection systems and major power equipment against ideal single machine infinite bus (SMIB) grid models or against regional/site specific utility networks models. Their models are fully tested to incorporate all regional requirements for protection, ride-through, and real/reactive power controls. NEO Virtus has provided modeling support to many clients for Clustered Studies, Congested Areas Studies, Affected System Operator (ASO) Studies, and for T&D ISO level Small Generator Interconnection requests such as Benchmark Analysis.


Swanson Structural Engineering, Inc. POWER Engineers, Inc. From U.S. urban centers to remote African villages, POWER Engineers delivers solar PV systems that meet complex on-the-ground needs across the globe. Their experienced staff provides owner’s engineering, environmental, and engineering design services for medium voltage collection systems, site civil, communications, SCADA, substations, and transmission interconnect lines. They perform upfront interconnection support and complete electrical system studies, as well as construction management, inspection services, and testing and commissioning. Their team lays the foundation to help make the most of an investment by designing reliable and cost-effective plant systems which also minimize O&M costs.

Renewable Energy Structures, a specialty division of Swanson Structural Engineering,Inc., located in Folsom, CA provides competent renewable engineering consulting services and is dedicated to helping customers find the structural solution that fits with their company’s needs. Providing structural analysis, consulting, permitting assistance, plan check assistance, for component manufacturers, solar racking systems, roof mounted and ballast specialists, floating solar, and carports. Currently licensing in multiple states to serve their nationally based clients.

Sargent & Lundy Helping clients evaluate and implement solar technologies is an integral part of Sargent & Lundy's leadership mandate. The firm supports developers, owners, investors, contractors, manufacturers, and research organizations with diverse projects. Experience includes solar resource assessments; owner's engineer; due diligence and conceptual/detailed facility design; as well as grid interconnection for PV, trough, tower, and dish technology. Sargent & Lundy offers complete engineering, project services, and consulting for power generation and transmission projects.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Equipment Manufacturer T&M Associates T&M Associates provides full services for energy clients, including environmental, engineering, and construction services to develop efficient, cost-effective solutions. Their team has extensive experience with design/bid/build and engineer/ procure/construct (EPC) delivery methods for public and private sector projects, including PV, battery storage, microgrids, EV charging, and integrating energy systems into power grids. Services include preliminary assessment, financial analysis, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, environmental resource studies and impact assessment, land use planning, permitting, project and construction support, and financial incentive sssistance.


Westlake Consultants, Inc. Westlake Consultants supports the solar and wind industries with civil engineering, land survey, and land use planning for site development, installation of solar arrays, high-tech manufacturing sites, and battery storage facilities. Westlake's energy team works throughout the US offering due diligence/feasibility studies, drainage studies, transportation planning assistance, civil site design, and permitting assistance. They offer a full array of survey services including field survey, ALTA, and construction survey. Their experience with difficult sites and knowledge of construction economics enables them to support clients throughout project development.

PEKO Precision Products, Inc. PEKO Precision Products is a contract manufacturer of machinery, equipment, and major electromechanical assemblies. PEKO’s capabilities span the entire product lifecycle, including design, engineering, development, machining, sheet metal fabrication, electrical integration, assembly, and ultimately full-scale production. Moreover, PEKO supports early-stage startups and programs through its New Product Introduction division, a dedicated space that adapts to the needs of earlystage manufacturing and supports low-volume builds that are still in the design phase, including alpha/beta builds and pre-production pilot builds.

Vermeer offers a complete portfolio of equipment and support solutions from land clearing and utility installation work to facility construction. Vermeer brush and whole tree chippers, tub grinders, and horizontal grinders are used to clear land. Vermeer trenchers, plows, and horizontal directional drills are used widely for electrical wiring and connecting solar farms to the grid. For installing piles, the Vermeer pile driver lineup includes lightweight, remote-controlled machines that can move from pile to pile accurately and efficiently, as well as more robust models with added hammering power and seated operator’s stations.

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Environmental Consultants | Business Services Taney Engineering Taney Engineering provides site development services including zoning and entitlements feasibility studies, grading plans, street plans and profiles, hydrology studies, aerial mapping, ground support services, A.L.T.A. surveys, boundary and topographical surveys, and construction staking. Their drainage (hydrology/ hydraulic) services include hydrologic modeling, channel and storm drain design, storm drain hydraulic modeling, flood control, masterplanning, sedimentation and erosion modeling, stormwater detention/retention basin design, FEMA flood plain delineation, and letters of map revisions, conditional letters of map revisions, flood plain and open channel hydraulic modeling, as well as hydraulic design of bridges and culverts.

Tropenas Company Offering engineering services for utility-scale solar and storage, Tropenas Company provides turnkey electrical and civil permit packages. With 4+GW of interconnection applications and designs, their multi-state local engineers will lead any portion of a solar project. Designed blending contractor field experience with value engineering, Tropenas’ designs incorporate and clearly communicate lean solutions, enabling fast installation and long durability, improving profitability. Example offerings: stamped electrical and civil permit drawings, independent engineering, medium voltage, and substation design.

Clean Energy Associates CEA is a global technical advisory company that provides comprehensive engineering, supply chain, and market intelligence solutions for the solar and storage industries. They serve financial institutions, project developers, EPCs, IPPs, and power plant owners. CEA's engineers travel in Asia and worldwide to conduct upstream quality assurance, including factory audits, production monitoring, and pre-shipment product inspections. Their US-based product management and engineering (IE/OE) teams provide support throughout the product life cycle, from upstream supply chain management and supplier market intelligence, to downstream system design, construction, commissioning, performance assessment, re-power, and optimization as well as warranty support.

Beam Global is a clean technology leader that develops, patents, designs, and manufactures the EV ARC solar-powered transportable EV charging system. The EV ARC solution is off-grid and powered by renewable energy, generating and storing its own clean electricity. Each system is equipped with any quality brand EV charger the customer chooses, which is factory integrated at Beam then delivered as a turnkey sustainable charging system that is rapidly deployed. Units can be deployed in minutes, requiring no permitting, no electrical work, no construction and no utility bill. Transportable and grid independent, the systems can be relocated, suitable for leased properties, uncertain charging demand patterns, and rapid deployments. Battery storage powers charging during nighttime, inclement weather, and grid outages.

Vertex Resource Group, Ltd. Vertex is a provider of environmental solutions, a unique combination of environmental consulting and environmental field services and equipment. Vertex’s integrated environmental solutions support asset development, operations, decommissioning, and restoration for customers in five North American sectors: Oil and Gas, Mining and Industrial, Utilities, Agriculture and Forestry, and Government. Established in 1962, the company combines almost 60 years of experience with an innovative, modern approach to provide versatile, expert solutions to the market.


Sun Xtender renewable energy storage batteries for off-grid and grid tied systems for communication towers, pumping stations, constructions signs, residential and business, remote electrification. Sun Xtender is continuously developing battery technology to meet advancing renewable energy needs using Deep Cycle unique high density plate and grid design with PolyGuard protection for superior reliability, power, and extended cycle life. Sun Xtender Batteries are manufactured by Concorde Battery Corporation under an ISO 9001 + AS9100 Quality Management System. All Sun Xtender batteries ship Hazmat Exempt by land, sea, and air.


Paired Power VelociWrapper The VelociWrapper 312 is a self-propelled cable wrapping machine engineered to wrap MV cable in a triplex bundle using twine, for burial in a trench primarily for wind farms and solar farms. It requires no power source, only harnessing the energy of pulling the cable through the machine to rotate a carriage holding the twine supply, tensioners, and rollers that in turn spiralwrap the cable with 3 strands of twine, making a consistent bundle that stays tight and uniform even after handling.

SEVO SunStation EV chargers will charge an electric vehicle from 100% on-site solar energy, a resource for public and workplace parking areas. SEVO SunStation EV chargers are designed to integrate with any solar system and SEVO SunStation EV charger offers charging rates up to 17kW per vehicle and is compatible with all battery electric vehicle models, such as Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla. kWh pricing is available to allow commercial customers to earn revenue on EV chargers. SEVO SunStation EV chargers are an add-on and revenue generator to any commercial solar project.

Floating Solar Kyoraku Co., Ltd. Totora Floating Solar can provide a turnkey solution for the PV power plant on the water. Totora FPV consists of Kyoraku's float products (HDPE blow molding) and anchoring systems by Hazelett Marine. Due to the water’s cooling effect, floating PV systems provide efficient energy generation, and to conserve water quality, it can keep the rate of evaporation at minimum and inhibit the algae growth.

Rhombus Energy Solutions The RES-D3-CS20 EV remote dispenser is a DC fast charger dispenser incorporating Rhombus’ proprietary Sequential Power Switching (SPS) capability. SPS enables one Rhombus PCS to sequentially connect to up to 5 dispensers with a single power feed, This approach reduces the amount of trenching required to install the dispensers, and eliminates the need for an external switching device. SPS also automates the sequential charging process; as each EV reaches its target charge level, the dispenser disconnects and connects to the next dispenser until all connected vehicles reach their target charge level. The “made in the USA” RES-D3-CS20 dispenser is compatible with all Rhombus PCSs.

Financial Services

CleanView Capital, LLC CleanView Capital is an equipment finance company specializing in making ownership of solar affordable and profitable for commercial and industrial companies nationwide. The Clean Energy Ownership Program uses a traditional equipment operating lease with attractive purchase options to create an affordable path to ownership at a reduced price. The program appeals to S Corps and LLCs that cannot directly benefit from a federal income tax credit as well as private and public companies seeking to optimize value and avoid budget constraints. Transactions from $100,000 to $10 Million. The program’s lessor is a federally regulated bank with more than $80 billion of assets.

Univest Capital Univest Capital partners with developers and businesses to offer flexible terms, competitive rates, simple documentation, and fast credit decisions to make securing a solar lease quick and easy. Univest Capital, Inc. is a subsidiary of Univest Bank and Trust Co., an Equal Opportunity Lender. North American Clean Energy



Totora FPV Totora provides turnkey floating solar solutions utilizing major international brands for projects seeking to install photovoltaics on water. Totora has experience scoping, designing, and installing floating arrays on ponds, reservoirs, water treatment plants, dams, cooling ponds, and can design for any body of water. Totora utilizes technology including floats from Kyoraku, mooring solutions from Hazelett Marine, anchors from Mooring Systems, stationary storage from Kronus Engineering, and project management from UHG Consulting, Totora's product solutions have been installed in hundreds of projects throughout the world. Projects can be designed to meet Made in USA standards.


Ground Covering

Concast, Inc.

Beckett Solar Energy

Concast provides product solutions and supplies their clients with precast concrete materials in a timely manner, while still upholding high quality standards. They have specialized in precast concrete products for the electrical industry since 1969. Their product line includes trench, pull boxes, handholes, vaults, box pads, flat pads, and modular ground sleeves.

Sprayed on the ground, Terra Pave Top-Seal Albedo products are 100% eco-friendly liquid soil stabilizers that permanently bind and transform the ground into a concrete-pavement-like-layer. Top Seal White Albedo achieves the albedo of snow (0.81), and delivers ~15% more from bifacial panels. Developed by University of Texas at Austin, the product has recently been named Finalist in NREL’s American Made Solar Prize.

FlightTurf, LLC

TorcSill Foundations, LLC TorcSill design-build Helical Pile Steel foundations for energy generation, storage, and delivery. Less expensive than concrete, no cure time, and no spoils allows for overall project schedule compression.

FlightTurf sells grass seed to plant beneath solar arrays so operations and maintenance organizations don’t have to mow. This saves lots of money, makes the arrays operate more efficiently, and makes the O&M people happy. Sold in the US and Canada.

Roundstone Native Seed Roundstone’s native seed mixes are designed for a wide variety of land uses and project objectives including erosion control, water quality, native landscaping, and pollinator habitat. They have mixes specially designed for solar applications that will build the soil, increase infiltration, and provide pollinator habitat while improving public acceptance. These mixes are designed to provide wildflower blooms starting in the spring and continuing through the fall. Roundstone Native Seed has a large selection of native seeds, seed mixes, naturalized seeds, and plant materials to meet project objectives.

Ground Screws | Anchors

Presto Geosystems The GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System is a cost-effective and versatile way to construct access roads one time for foundation construction, solar farm component delivery, and maintenance access. The GEOWEB access road system’s inherent strength, through the confinement of infill, virtually eliminates the need to maintain and reconstruct roads subjected to heavy traffic. GEOWEB geocells drastically reduce required cross-sections because the 3D system delivers increased strength to non-cohesive soils such as sand and recycled concrete/asphalt.

American Earth Anchors American Earth Anchors introduces the PE46-Hex8 to their line of penetrator earth anchors. The Hex8 has been field tested to 9,000lbs. of downward pressure and up to 14,000lbs. of pullout strength, and was designed to fit a 2" schedule 40 pipe, making it an option for solar panel ground mount racking. The Hex8 can save time and money by replacing concrete footings providing the advantage of no digging, no forms, no pouring, no waiting, and easy leveling by screwing up or down. American Earth Anchors can also make custom brackets for any pipe size.



Nuance Energy Group, Inc. American Ground Screw AGS products are easy and affordable to install, are code compliant, and widely available through most solar products distributors. American Ground Screw products can be used for any pipe, tube, or C and H pile systems.

Osprey PowerJack by Nuance Energy is a versatile handheld installation tool that quickly and easily “Load Tests" earth anchor foundations to 3400lbs of uplift force in real-time soil conditions. No geotechnical reports and no 3rd party inspections. Uses an Impact Driver to crank an internal gear creating tension to the anchor/cable during load testing. S-Beam Load Cell measures pull (load) tension of anchor and displays results to installer. 1 person operation. Option to record and upload data to cloud for engineer of record (EOR) verification.

Williams Form Engineering Corp.

MarkingPenDepot MarkingPenDepot sells UV resistant paint pens and torque sealant for visual inspection of fasteners and other fittings. MPDX paint markers dry in 30 seconds and have UV resistance for up 22 years. Other brands include Dykem, Markal, and The Pumper.

WORD Rock Drills WORD Rock Drills’ Skid Steer Attachment is a solution for ground screw and helical anchor installation. Their Rock Drill attaches to an existing skid steer, providing enhanced maneuverability and efficiency on the job site. Additionally, the WORD Skid Steer Attachment can easily tackle resistance holes and keep a project on track. With quick delivery times, this attachment can be on the job site in as little as three weeks.

Williams Form Engineering Corporation has been providing threaded steel bars and accessories for rock, soil, and concrete anchors, post-tensioning systems, and concrete forming hardware systems in the construction industry for over 95 years. Their rock and soil anchor product line includes their Spin-Lock mechanical rock anchors, polyester resin anchors, multiple corrosion protection anchors, soil nails, strand anchors, Manta Ray soil anchors, Geo-Drill Hollow-Bar anchors, and micropiles. For concrete anchoring they offer Spin-Lock anchors, undercut anchors, reusable anchors, and cast-in-place anchors. They also have a full line of All-Thread Rebar for tiebacks, micropiles, and post-tensioning.


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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Handling | Manufacturing


Canadian Solar

Ampner, Ltd.

Lock Joint Tube

The Ampner ACE 300 PV is an efficient, compact-size, and easy-to-install string inverter for PV power plants with max. voltage of 1500Vdc. With rated power of up to 333kW, the Ampner inverters are suitable for all types of modules. The ACE 300 PV provides multiple input options and is designed for extreme environmental conditions, from coastal regions up to 13,000ft, rated for -40°F to 140°F and IP65/NEMA 4. The inverters are certified according to UL/CSA standards and designed for high reliability and long lifetime. With the ACE 300 it is possible to build reliable, high-yield solar power plants in the demanding sites around the globe.

Lock Joint Tube offers a steel tubing framework for custom solar designs.

Industrial Networking

Antaira Technologies Antaira Technologies’ LMP-1802G-SFP-T is an 18-port industrial Gigabit PoE+ managed Ethernet switch embedded with 16*10/100/1000Tx Ethernet ports that support IEEE 802.3at/af for a maximum of 30W/port and 2*100/1000 SFP ports. It is IP30 rated, DIN-rail mountable, and supports an extended operating temperature range of -40°F to 167°F (-40°C to 75°C). The switch supports the ring network redundancy function using the market’s open standard ITU-T G.8032 ERPS protocol that has a <50ms network recovery time. The advanced network filtering and security functions, such as IGMP, VLAN, QoS, SNMP, RMON, and 802.1X/HTTPS/SSH/ SSL increase determinism and improve network management for remote SCADA systems.

Canadian Solar's latest 255kW three-phase string inverter supports 1500V systems to reduce BOS costs. With a maximum efficiency of 99.0% and 14 MPPT, it is an effective power conversion solution for commercial and utility-scale systems. It is transformerless and offers intelligent redundant fan cooling, with groundfault detection and interruption circuit. Backed by Canadian Solar's local service team with a standard 10-year warranty, extendable up to 20 years.


Suitable for ground-mount solar installations, the new 275kW high power three-phase string inverter from CPS America was designed for performance. The advanced 275kW inverter provides reliability while offering high efficiency, wide operating voltage, and a broad temperature range wrapped in a NEMA Type 4X enclosure. Remote O&M, communication, and firmware updates are available through the CPS FlexOM platform. The 275kW inverter is certified to UL1741SA-2016 and meets grid standards for IEEE 1547a-2018, CA Rule 21, and ISO-NE.

COTEK offers five series of pure, sine-wave inverter and inverter chargers for off-grid and backup applications designed to meet the needs of the solar industry. COTEK inverter models range from 200W-4000W with a DC input of 12V, 24V, or 48V. The new SC and SL series of bi-directional inverter chargers come equipped with 5 operating modes and advanced features such as power sharing and current limiting. COTEK also offers standalone inverter and battery charger options through the SP, SD and CX series.


The AC assisted off-grid CyboInverter allows battery-less off-grid solar systems to start and run heavy loads 24/7 with consistent performance under DC and load variations, taking major loads off the grid and avoiding troublesome on-grid solar systems. Having 4-input channels with panel-level MPPT and supporting up to 430W panels, CyboInverters are patented, UL-1741 certified, NEMA-6 rated, and made in the USA.




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Withstands HVHZ winds up to Cat 4 (depending on roof type) Designed for island style roofs, SSMR, single-ply and asphalt 860-773-4150


Ingeteam Ingeteam’s Full Skid Power Station is a UL 9540 and UL 1741 SA compliant medium voltage turnkey solution which integrates all the devices required for a system of up to 7.6MVA into a single skid platform. Available with INGECON SUN PV inverters or INGECON SUN STORAGE battery inverters, this compact, customizable station is reliable, easy to transport and install, and offers a flexible design which can fit up to two inverters on one skid. Combining Ingeteam’s expertise in the power conversion field (+75GW supplied worldwide) with plant control technology, and monitoring solutions, its highly efficient electronic conversion, and protection devices allow for efficiency values of up to 98.9%.

Ginlong Technologies, Co., Ltd. Solis-75K-5G-US-AC-SPRT, (inverter internal Sunspec transmitter) 75-100kW three phase series string inverter have maximum 28 strings input, support "Y" type connection in DC side. Maximum string input current 13A, support bifacial modules access. Supports anti-PID function to improve system efficiency. High-precision intelligent strings monitoring reduces fault location time.

Idénergie Inc. Idénergie's hybrid inverter is a standalone inverter for complete energy autonomy, managing and converting residential energy from solar panels, batteries, and the grid. The inverter can convert up to 12kW of solar power, has 8kW of charging capacity, and 8kVA of constant AC power. It will supply a residence with up to 12kW of surge power from a combination of sources (PV, storage, EV) during grid outages For additional security, a generator can also be used. It has been engineered for everyone: easy configuration tools for professional installers, a quiet and reliable unit for homeowners, and technology offering advanced smart-grid features for utilities seeking stability.


HEAVYWEIGHT POWER & PERFORMANCE Rolls NEW R-Series 12V & 24V LFP models provide a lightweight drop-in SLA replacement with fast charging/discharging capability, compact case design, exceptional cycle life, and 48V connectivity.


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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Lighting Nixon Peabody LLP Schneider Electric The XW Pro hybrid inverter protects home’s power supply during grid outages, offering reliable backup power and energy security. Adaptable and scalable, the XW Pro can be used for solar with storage, backup power, self-consumption, and off-grid power in residential and small commercial applications. The XW Pro configures quickly using Insight Energy Management, providing multi-site management and powerful remote troubleshooting. Featuring flexible battery capacity and optional generator integration, the XW Pro ensures reliable and resilient backup power for longer grid outages, or off-grid capacities. The XW Pro is also Rule 21, HECO Rule 14H, and PREPA compliant.

TMEIC Corporation TMEIC offers the Solar Ware Ninja, a photovoltaic inverter and energy storage system. The advanced PV inverter is modular and stackable for multiple PCS power blocks. The system is configurable into multiple solutions, including PV only, stand-alone energy storage, or as a PV+ESS independent solution. Application flexibility is built-in, with multiple ratings allowing customization for small, 2MW projects up to large-scale projects.

Nixon Peabody has a comprehensive energy practice, advising on a multitude of complex renewable energy issues for more than 75 years. Their team understands the unique issues presented by solar energy projects. They work on all aspects of solar energy projects including project development and financing, site assessments, property acquisition, M&A, debt, cash equity, tax equity financing, private placement, lease financing, and transmission access. Additionally, they are well versed in the approval, permitting, and licensing processes that solar energy projects require at the local, state, and federal levels. Whether representing a large solar developer with a residential solar lease facility or helping a global investment firm with siting and permitting a solar project, they work hard to remain a trusted legal advisor to clients.

Tigo Energy, Inc. The Tigo EI Inverter is the centerpiece of the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) solution. It orchestrates energy production and consumption, when coupled with the Tigo EI Battery. In addition, it enables module-level monitoring, optimization, and rapid shutdown when paired with Tigo TS4 MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) through the EI platform. The Tigo EI Battery provides energy resilience in the event of grid outage and optimizes energy consumption based on rate plans for today’s home energy needs.

Legal Services McCauley Lyman LLC McCauley Lyman is a transactional law firm dedicated to helping businesses grow and thrive in the renewable energy arena. They help their clients negotiate contracts, obtain permits, acquire real estate, arrange financings, and purchase and sell energy-related businesses and their assets. By leveraging their network of resources and decades of experience in the industry, they are able to provide representation while maintaining a close eye on costs. They give practical advice, have good judgment, and play well with others. McCauley Lyman is in an alliance with Barclay Damon, LLP, a National Law Journal Top 250 Firm, which provides their clients with access to Barclay Damon’s 33 practice areas.

Sherin and Lodgen LLP Sherin and Lodgen’s national renewable energy practice group represents lenders, developers, municipalities, and companies committed to sustainability through solar, wind, hydro, and energy storage initiatives. Clients rely on their experience in financing, development, acquisition, leasing, environmental, and permitting to navigate this ever-changing market and accomplish their business goals.

Fonroche Lighting America With over 150,000 systems installed worldwide, Fonroche Lighting provides commercial solar street lighting. Their singular focus is on creating innovative and cost-effective solar lighting solutions. They help communities reduce their reliance on the grid, so they can be more resilient and sustainable. And they help reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, lowering pollution and environmental impact.

SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company SEPCO is a global provider of commercial solar LED lighting and off-grid solar power systems for streets, roadways, parking lots, signs, transit, pathways, and much more. SEPCO manufactures customized solar lighting solutions to meet the need of the project and work with architects and engineers to ensure light levels are not compromised. SEPCO solar light systems feature rugged commercialgrade construction combined with quality, performance, reliability, 25+ year system life expectancy, and a long standard warranty.

Lightning & Surge Protection

Engineered Materials (Dexmet Corporation) Precision MicroGrid materials from PPG’s Engineered Materials (Dexmet Corporation) are expanded materials used in lightning strike protection, on carbon fiber structures with OEM aircraft manufacturers. PPG's lightning strike materials are used in conjunction with the other parts of the entire lightning strike protection system for a wind turbine blade. PPG's mesh can provide connections between receptor(s) and anchor blocks/root through which high voltage current pass to ground connections.





Scale Microgrid Solutions


Scale Microgrid Solutions' menu of pre-engineered and extensively tested options produce accurate results. They developed the Rapid Response Modular Microgrid (R2M2) to seamlessly incorporate renewable energy, energy storage, and dispatchable generation. The microgrid functions in parallel with the utility to provide energy savings. It also gives users the ability to enter island mode during grid outages to provide complete reliability and resiliency. Scale’s R2M2 provides businesses with access to independence, resilience, and sustainability without having to wait years for commissioning.

The new DS3 microinverter line from APsystems provides dual-module power output to harness the peak performance of today’s high-capacity PV modules. Multi-module capability means a fast install and multiple panel choices for contractors, while its high power means optimal energy harvest for their residential and commercial customers.

SPARQ Systems SPARQ’s Q1200 “Quad” microinverter enables independent MPPT for up to four PV modules. The Quad has been designed for high reliability with a design life exceeding 25 years. The patented architecture allows the Quad to operate in grid-mode, standalonemode, and dual-mode. The Quad works seamlessly with any pre-installed battery storage system without requiring any hardware replacement. Based on a per-Watt rating, the Quad has a low cost, a high power output and a high power density. The Quad allows individual module monitoring via Zigbee communications.

Sustainable Power Systems, Inc. Sustainable Power Systems’ Universal Microgrid Controller (UMC) is a drop-in control system designed to reduce the cost and complexity of microgrid deployment. It is engineered to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of microgrid configurations, grid-tied or off-grid, eliminating the need for solar project developers to do controls integration and custom programming. The UMC incorporates a real time optimization engine, including load and renewable forecasting, to ensure the lowest cost of energy. In Simulation Mode, the UMC monitors and controls a virtual version of each microgrid component, allowing for system validation and training prior to deployment.

Aptos Solar Technology The MAC-800R is a high-performance, dual unit microinverter. Designed for optimal pairing with Aptos solar panels, the MAC-800R is compatible with 120 and 144 cell PV panels with daisy-chain interconnection for streamlined integration. The MAC-800R is equipped and ready for system monitoring and trend tracking through Aptos Solar Technology’s cloud based software.



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Maysteel fabricates custom metal enclosures for solar inverters, energy storage and EV charging. And, when supply chain disruptions threaten your plans, Maysteel is right where you need us with five North American fabrication facilities, all ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Built on the HOMER engine, HOMER software optimizes the value of a microgrid, hybrid power, and energy storage whether the system is standalone, grid-connected, behind- or in front-of-the-meter. Products include HOMER Pro for determining the least-cost solution for standalone microgrids; HOMER Grid for designing behind-the-meter, grid-connected systems that save on electricity bills, reduce peak loads, and lower carbon footprints; and HOMER Front to maximize project IRR in utilityscale hybrid systems.



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NEP NEP’s 800Wac microinverter supports dual modules up to 600Wdc (2 x 500Wdc). Rule 21 ready with global certifications and supports continuous operating power of 768Wac @ 240Vac. Less clipping for more energy harvest with modern high-power PV panels. Integrated PLC based monitoring. Supports net zero system configuration where needed. Integrated AC cable for less hassle and easy installation.

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Canadian Solar, Inc.

Aptos Solar Technology Aptos’ DNA-144 540W Split Cell Series combines advanced solar technologies to maximize performance. Patented Dual Nano Absorber (DNA) Technology allows the panel to operate at high-efficiencies in extreme temperatures. Their panels outperform IEC standards and come with a 30-year warranty.

Canadian Solar Inc.’s Series 7 high-power, high-efficiency modules with power output of up to 665W are new generation modules set to deliver competitive, levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) as it further reduces balance of system (BOS) and other costs for solar power plants. The new monofacial HiKu7 and bifacial BiHiKu7 modules are optimized with tracker and inverter designs to support seamless installation of solar plants. This means more modules per string, more watts per tracker and pile, lower equipment and labor costs, and higher project returns.

Auxin Solar Auxin Solar offers mono and bifacial modules for both residential and commercial projects. They produce American-made solar modules at their factory in San Jose, CA. Their solar panels qualify for the Buy American Act. They also provide a turnkey solution with their storage system.

CertainTeed CertainTeed’s CT Series 120 half-cell and 144 half-cell modules utilize the next generation of mono PERC half-cut cells for high output, producing up to 370W and 440W, respectively. These high-efficiency panels are available individually or as part of CertainTeed’s Solstice solar system, which features an all-in-one comprehensive warranty including installation workmanship when installed by a CertainTeedcredentialed installer.

Heliene, Inc.

Solaria Corporation

Heliene's 66M All Black Heterojunction Modules are manufactured in America and achieve nearly 21% efficiency, generating more energy output and lower electricity costs with less rooftop space. Heterojunction cells consist of a monocrystalline silicon cell placed between two layers of thin film silicon, resulting in improved absorption and higher efficiency. The incorporation of micro-wire technology instead of traditional busbars results in improved durability and higher performance by reducing shading by as much as 25%. These modules are suitable for the residential market thanks to their aesthetics, high durability, and increased performance.

Solaria’s flagship PowerXT panels offer greater than 20% efficiency. Sleek Pure Black design features no visible circuitry, superior resistance to shade loss, and reliability, all backed by a 25-year warranty. Designed and engineered in the U.S., PowerXT delivers outstanding aesthetics, power, performance, and project economics. High shading performance provides maximum yield, optimal for space-constrained roofs. With technology advancements and enhanced curb appeal, PowerXT is a choice for discerning customers. Leveraging patented cell design, module architecture, and assembly techniques, PowerXT is optimized and engineered for maximum power output-efficient, attractive, reliable panels.


Sonali Energees USA LLC

LONGi Hi-MO5 features optimized gallium-doped M10 standard silicon wafers (182mm) to produce a P-Type Mono PERC module with low LID, increased attenuation, and power performance well as long-term reliability. Hi-MO 5 adopts "Smart Soldering," which uses integrated segmented soldering ribbons that maximize light capture and connect cells with reduced gap distance and reduce the tensile stress of the cell.

Sonali Solar Energees USA now has a warehouse in New Jersey and offers 60/120 and 72/144 cell mono-PERC modules at competitive pricing. Sonali Solar also specializes in 3W to 250W 12V products for off-grid applications.


Silfab Solar, Inc. The Silfab Elite SIL - 410/415/420 BG panel is the latest addition to their Elite Series that utilizes back-contact metal wrap through (MWT) technology with an integrated conductive backsheet providing performance, high efficiency, durability, and reliability. Designed for the North American market, the triple black design of black cells, frame, and backsheet provides an aesthetically pleasing panel suitable for residential applications. Made in Washington State, USA, the SIL-410/415/420 BG is backed by their 25-year product and 30-year linear performance warranties.



SunTegra's solar roof systems integrate solar with any new roof or reroof project. They offer homeowners a low-profile, roof-like appearance, and replace roofing materials, enabling added savings. A SunTegra Shingle or Tile solar roof system is a solution for builders, roofers and, solar integrators. SunTegra products are designed with proven materials, are easy to install, and feature a patented design which promotes cooling through ventilation.

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Trina Solar Trina Solar’s ultra-high-power and high-efficiency 670W+ Vertex modules use a 210mm wafer size to increase power output by 35W - 90W with efficiency up to 21.6%. Trina also developed an innovative low-voltage and high-power string design that provides savings on BOS up to $1.6 per watt. The modules have widespread compatibility with existing mainstream PV components, including 19 inverter brands and more than 180 inverter models. The modules’ excellent incident angle modifier and low irradiation performance are validated by third-party certifications. Vertex modules have passed a non-uniform snow-load test, extreme wind tunnel test, extreme low-temperature mechanical load test, and hail test.

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc. Ulbrich Solar Technologies’ Black Ready Ribbon (BRR) offers a fully black PV module solution designed to blend with the dark color of a solar cell after the stringing process. BRR is achieved by coating Ulbrich Standard Ribbon with a thin, homogenous layer of Alpha’s CRR-Bk flux, which eliminates costs associated with buying, storing, and using liquid flux in the module production process, and instead enables a plug and play process integration. For customers looking for a sleek solar module product, the use of BRR increases the aesthetics of PV modules for building and rooftop integrated solutions, without the use of additional complex and expensive covering or painting processes.

Yingli Green Energy Americas The Yingli solar panel family features differentiated product lines ideal for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects. They offer in all formats the monocrystalline YLM Series, multicrystalline YGE Series, and both p- and n-type PANDA Bi-facial modules to meet project needs. The cell efficiency on the premium modules reaches up to 22.7%. Service on products is provided by a US based team, who assist in technical advice, project planning, and guarantee to maximize ROI.

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Solidification Products International, Inc. (SPI) SPI has a variety of products designed for wind and solar applications such as their Petro-Plugs, Petro-Pipes, Petro-Barriers, Pump-Thru Barriers, StormWater PetroBarriers, and SPI Sealed and Portable Containment Liners . Each has been designed to allow rain water to drain while completely filtering out all hydrocarbons, vegetable oils, "natural ester oils that are soy based”, and fuel sheen to non-detectable levels. In the event of a major spill, the SPI- Oil Containment Systems will totally shut down and prevent all flow from discharging. It will then back the spill into the containment area preventing an environmental release. SPI products are currently being used at wind and solar farm operations around the world.

Performance Monitoring

Apogee Instruments Apogee Instruments’ new SP-722-SS Modbus Albedometer features ISO 9060:2018 Class C pyranometers with accuracy comparable to Class A models at a fraction of the price. Designed as a low-cost, high-quality alternative to expensive glass-dome albedometers, the SP-722-SS is a smart choice for monitoring bifacial panel performance via digital RS485 / Modbus. Apogee Instruments of Logan, Utah has been building sensors for over 25 years. Other sensors include silicon-cell pyranometers, Class C thermopile pyranometers, back-ofpanel temperature sensors, aspirated ambient air temperature monitors, and photosynthetic light sensors for monitoring light levels of the vegetation growing under panels.

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Heyco® Heavy Duty Lockit P Clamps Available in three different sizes to accommodate a variety of cables ranging from 1.5˝ to 3˝ in diameter. Unique design allows for installation of Heavy Duty Lockit P Clamps to be independent of cable installation while release feature allows for serviceability or field maintenance.

Heyco® Edge Clips Heyco Edge Clips provide high panel retention forces while requiring low insertion forces. Ideal solution for applications where holes are not available or temperatures are too extreme for adhesive solutions.


Helios UVX Clip The Helios UVX clip installs into a .260˝ (6,6 mm) mounting hole and holds up to 2 cables between .230-.315˝ (5,8-8,0 mm) each.

Heyco®-Tite Cordgrips for Enphase Q Cable Heyco now offers 1/2˝ NPT and 3/4˝ NPT cordgrips compatible with the Enphase Q Cable. Use the 1/2˝ NPT for just 1 Enphase Q Cable or the 3/4˝ NPT for 2 Enphase Q Cables PLUS a #8 solid Grounding cable.

Heyco® HEYClip™ SunRunner® Double-compression design holds from (1) 12 gauge USE-2 to (2) 8 AWG cables up to 8,3 mm OD.

Heyco® SunBundler® Stainless Steel Wire Cable Ties

Cachelan Cachelan is a solar monitoring solutions company that provides SCADA and DAS systems to help with O&M and Asset Management of solar and storage portfolios via their SolarVu platform. Manage portfolios of residential, commercial/industrial, and utility sized projects in one place. Receive high fidelity alerts of equipment issues and connect weather sensors, meters, site cameras. Easily compare inverter and string level performance. Cachelan interfaces with all major inverter and equipment manufacturers, and design to minimize their customer’s cost.

Aircraft grade 302/304 stainless wire w/UV protected vinyl jacket and stainless steel crimp sleeve, 8˝ (203 mm) to 20˝ (508 mm) lengths.

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Solar Data Systems (Solar-Log North America) The Solar-Log Base is a universal energy monitoring and management device, compatible with over 2000 different components including over 100 inverter brands. As a result, users can monitor and manage all of their plants from one single software platform, and reduce solar plant downtime with accurate performance data.

Campbell Scientific, Inc. SunScout is a reliable, high-quality solar resource assessment system designed by industry professionals with decades of experience and delivers accurate data measurements. Created to support user preferences, SunScout offers a range of options for sensors, cellular modems, and data management. This system employs industry-standard sensors to provide their reliable solar resource assessment system.

Dynamic Ratings Dynamic Ratings provides online condition based monitoring products and services to reduce the risk of asset failure by increasing situational awareness. Monitors evaluate assets such as switchgear, transformers, circuit breakers, batteries and more. Monitors give you data to make educated decisions about your assets. Data can be easily accessed through a visual dashboard. Our LIFESTREAM Support Services provide support throughout the entire life cycle of an asset

HuksefluxUSA, Inc. The digital SR30 Secondary Standard pyranometer features an internal maintenance-free heated ventilation system. The circulation of heated air flow between the inner and outer domes suppresses the formation of dew and frost on the pyranometer optic. With < 2.1 Watts max power consumption, SR30 delivers a high level of performance and data availability. Critical sensor data, including irradiance, sensor serial number, and calibration data, are all available via RS485 RTU / Modbus connection. The sealed desiccant cartridge free design with internal ventilation translates into reduced sensor maintenance and cost of ownership.

EKO Instruments

Continental Control Systems is now offering fully assembled WattNode Energy Meters in UL 508A NEMA metal and poly enclosures. Enclosures are available with a three-phase circuit breaker, a fuse block, or without circuit protection. Any model of the WattNode; the revenuegrade meter or standard accuracy meter comes preinstalled when ordered with the enclosure. Designed for indoor and outdoor installations, the enclosure complies to UL 508A Type 3R, 4, 12 and 13. Fully assembled meter enclosures can be ordered through their e-commerce site.

For IEC 61724-1 Class A PV monitoring, meteorological applications, and scientific research, the ‘S-Series’ range of pyranometers from EKO INSTRUMENTS delivers industry and ISO 9060:2018 class performance. From the Fast Response Class A MS-80S, through the cost-effective MS-60S and MS-40S, every ‘S-Series’ pyranometer comes with a 5-year warranty and unique 4-channel interface, including Modbus RTU 485, for compatibility with 99% of DAQ and SCADA systems. Featuring internal diagnostics plus electromagnetic shielding and surge protection, ‘S-Series’ sensors are easy to install and are an accurate, robust family of pyranometers. ‘Made in Japan’ EKO-designed instruments are deployed throughout the US, helping PV projects achieve accurate yields and fast ROI through user-focused solutions and an uncompromising commitment to quality, reliability, and precision.

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PowerWise Powerwise helps their clients achieve optimum solar production by monitoring key performance indicators. They can easily monitor solar production, rain, irradiance, wind, and panel temperatures with an electricity meter and weather station. Live conditions and historical data can be viewed in the PowerWise inView app.

Solmetric Solmetric's 1500V/30A I-V curve tracers have high measurement throughput. The 'T' in the PVA-1500T stands for 'Throughput' and that means 2x higher I-V measurement throughput and 2x longer run-time before cool down when compared to the older PVA-1500S/V2/V3 models. Sweep-tosweep delays are now 9 seconds in the 'T' versus 18 seconds in the older models (at Voc<1350V). The ‘T’ can measure 3.5MW in less than an hour, even in hot environments.

RainWise The PVMet 500 delivers a customizable, multipoint monitoring solution that provides reliable energy management on any solar project. Choose up to three Irradiance Sensors and three Back-ofPanel Temperature Sensors along with three standard sensor options and an optional Ultra Sonic Anemometer, Mini Aervane, or Rain Gauge. Simple to install on any solar project, the PVMet 500 connects to Modbus RTU Communication with an ethernet TCP option available. Ships fully assembled and factory calibrated.

Spectrafy The SolarSIM-GPV is an ISO9060:2018 Class A pyranometer which can quantify and eliminate spectral uncertainty. The SolarSIM-GPV can be seamlessly integrated into PV met stations to provided PV professionals with the data required to improve energy yield estimates, confirm plant performance at COD, accelerate refinancing, quantify panel degradation rates, and improve inverter outage claims.



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Trimark Associates, Inc. Trimark Vantage User Interface is a scalable and flexible visualization tool that provides real-time SCADA information and data from inverters, trackers, meters, weather stations, and substation equipment to determine if equipment at PV sites is operating and performing at expected levels. Operators can monitor and control performance for individual devices, a site, or an entire portfolio – all in a single, intuitive dashboard. Users can customize thresholds, alarms, dashboards, and reports to quickly assess PV performance and power generation. Performance management confirms that all site equipment is performing at expected levels, enabling data-driven decisions based on asset performance.

Yokogawa’s Renewable Energy Data and Intelligence (REDI) SCADA Overlay solution is an OEM supplier-agnostic system to collect process data from an entire renewable power generation portfolio. It greatly simplifies integration and operation of widely-distributed, disparate solar, wind, and battery storage assets. The Cloudbased or on-premise environment securely shares information via advanced analytics, standard KPI dashboards, and reports with maintenance personnel, management, and relevant partners, anytime, anywhere. The standard user interface simplifies training, optimizes work processes, and empowers asset managers. Broad scalability simplifies integration of new assets.


Bitimec International, Inc. Bitimec's RoboKlin is a solar panel washing machine designed for utility size ground-mount PV power plants. The RoboKlin runs smoothly on an M&S Track Buggy rubber-track dumper undercarriage. With twin joy-stick controls, a telescoping boom, ultrasonic sensors, and a hybrid foam brush, feather-light and mechanized panel washing is done simply and gently. A new Snow Brush option will allow fast snow removal to restart the production of power shortly after a snowfall.

Buffalo Turbine Buffalo Turbine can easily and affordably clear solar panels and get them working efficiently again. Their powerful double stacked and single hydraulic machines remove snow, increasing the efficiency of solar panels all year long. This touchless system never puts panels at risk of damage or scratching.

Sologistics Sologistics is a New York City based solar design, engineering, permit expediting, and inspections company. Their services include feasibility studies, solar site design, permit expediting, incentive applications, inspection management, utility interconnection application expediting, and more. Sologistics excels in understanding the processes and goals of residential and commercial solar installation companies in the challenging NY State and NYC solar markets. Sologistics helps their customers meet the complex requirements for a successful solar site design and solar installation in New York.

Power Engineering and Consulting WAGO Corporation WAGO’s new Edge Devices combine the duality of today’s smart connected world. They provide real time analytics at the edge of the network combined with a high level of determinism for plant floor control. These devices have low latency control with the capability of exchanging contextualized data with Cloud-based service applications. The Edge Controller can run high speed and complex applications using its quad-core processor and Linux-based real time operating system supporting IIoT protocols such as MQTT, OPC UA, and Sparkplug. Control engineers and software developers can leverage the Edge Computer’s openness to operate their edge of network applications.

Electric Power Engineers, Inc. EPE Consulting provides the following services; transmission and distribution planning and design, energy market analysis, project/system design, interconnection testing and commissioning, NERC compliance services, integrated resource planning, smart grid modeling, and power system studies.

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SOLON Corporation

Mr. LongArm, Inc. Mr. LongArm solar cleaning extension handles and accessories simplify the task of solar panel cleaning. These products do not require an energy source to operate, require little training, allow agility to maneuver in space-restricted areas, leave no additional carbon footprint, are inexpensive, and made in the USA. Their solar panel cleaning kit Model #1005 contains everything needed and features quality and durability for the professional, and simplicity of use for the DIYer. Mr. LongArm, Inc. is the inventor US manufacturer of extension poles, attachments, and accessories.

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Washpanel Srl Washpanel is an Italian company that has designed and produced PV plants washing technologies since 2010. It provides a range of 10 different robots for plants such as solar parks, roofs, carports, greenhouses, and agriculture farms.The key product offered by the company is SERIE “EVO” machine which is a portable semi-automatic robot. It represents a solution for the tracker market and can be used both in wet and dry modes, depending on the needs. Two operators are needed to clean 1.5MW/day per robot. This machine helps keep the panels efficient and reduces maintenance costs (NPV impact). Washpanel robots are awarded with a TUV certification which ensures the machines cause no damages to the panels.

Premier Water Cleaning Systems Introducing a solar panel cleaning trailer system which includes a feed tank, a new high pressure spot free water combo unit, and the efficient Sola-Tecs Brush system. The unit provides on-demand mineral free water to ensure thorough cleaning at a low cost. Some of the features of the system include a remote capable of operating at up to 300ft away, a clutch driven high pressure pump, a reverse osmosis system, and a manageable 1/4" hose. Tank sizes are available from 300gal to 1600gal. Cleaning panels with a tank trailer means water is always available and users can clean longer throughout the day due to the water in the trailer warming up and reducing thermal shock.

PV Distributors

Kinect Solar Kinect Solar specializes in solar logistics, procurement, excess inventory liquidation, and distribution in the U.S. Kinect Solar is a large independent distributor in the secondary market, where it offers sellers a discrete route to market for excess equipment and buyers the chance to purchase quality equipment at wholesale prices. Domestic shipping services include intermodal, FTL, LTL, specialized, and expedited deliveries with service from all major U.S. ports and flexible storage options at its 32 storage facilities. Backed by a team of logistics, procurement, and technical design experts, Kinect Solar has the experience to manage even the most complex projects.

Kosol Energie PVT LTD is a manufacturer and a wholesale distributor for solar PV systems including mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline PV modules, integrated PV racking systems, solar water pumping systems, and more. They also offer cost-effective design and engineering services. Their products include poly-poly PERC, mono-mono PERC, bi-facial, split cell, flexible, intelligent smart sensor solar LED street light (option with remote control), solar water pumping system (customized solution available), solar panel with inbuilt plastic racking system, solar PV thermal (PVT) collector, solar food dryer, and solar water heater.

SOLON Corporation is a commercial solar and energy storage construction company delivering turnkey solar power projects including carport canopy, superstructure, rooftop, and groundmount systems, as well as battery storage solutions. SOLON's in-house personnel handle all aspects of a solar project, including project development, design and engineering, financing, construction, and ongoing operation.

PV Manufacturers & Equipment

PV Installers

Atlasta Solar Center Atlasta Solar Center has been serving the Western Slope of Colorado for 42 years. They help people become aware of their energy usage by locking in their cost of energy for any amount of years. By doing so, they save customers money and create an energy conscientious community.

Baker Electric Home Energy San Diego-based Baker Electric Home Energy has designed, engineered, and installed solar and solar + home battery systems for 16,500 homes in Southern California. Baker gives people control of the way they generate, store, manage, and use energy. This offers homeowners the benefit of significant cost-savings and energy independence.

Solar Optimum Solar Optimum is a certified provider of solar energy, battery storage, and roof installations in California for the residential and commercial sectors.

Annealsys Annealsys designs and manufactures Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP and RTCVD) and Direct Liquid Injection deposition (CVD and ALD) systems. RTP systems with cold wall chamber, high temperature lamp furnaces (1450°C) and vacuum capability from 3" to 200mm for RTP and RTCVD processes. Applications include rapid thermal annealing, RTO, RTN, contact annealing, CVD of graphene and h-BN, diffusion of dopants, selenization and sulfurization (CIGS) Direct Liquid Injection deposition systems for deposition of metals, oxides, nitrides, metals, 2D materials, etc. These systems can perform deposition processes with a wide range of chemicals including low vapor pressure and thermally unstable chemicals.

Aplus Energy Co., Ltd. Aplus Energy Co. is the Taiwan-based developer of a 22-gauge corrugated metal solar roof panel suitable for use on everything from carports to manufacturing buildings. The panels are tested and certified for residential and commercial use. The lightweight panels are designed and manufactured to be impact resistant, low glare, and easily installed. They include safety features such as blocking diodes to prevent current from reversing into the solar panels and keep the batteries from discharging at night. North American sales and support is handled through a Vancouver, Canada office.



Despatch Despatch equipment provides performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime, and reduced operating costs. The Despatch portfolio of solar cell manufacturing equipment optimizes in-line solar cell manufacturing. The high-performance Safire firing furnace integrated with the DriTech dryer has segmented and optimized critical components of the cell process for maximum control and stability. Despatch products are offered by ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Kurdex Corporation Kurdex is a supplier of large area vacuum deposition and etch equipment for R&D, pilot, and high volume manufacturing (HVM). Products include sputtering, evaporation, PECVD, spatial ALD, ARC-CVD and plasma etch tools. Standard and custom systems configured for in-line, cluster, and R2R with full automation. Substrate sizes up to 2300MM rigid or flex, wafers, glass sheets, or roll of flexible materials. They also offer an applications lab for contract coating services, DOE, and technology development.


LI-COR Biosciences LI-COR is a solar radiation measurement provider. For solar resource assessment, LI-COR’s LI-200 Pyranometer is a cost-effective alternative which compares with first class thermopile-type pyranometers. The newly redesigned LI-200R features a robust case that’s designed to efficiently shed water. It also includes a modular, removable base and cable which allows the sensor to be removed for recalibration without affecting existing mounting architecture. This makes the sensor a solution for PV efficiency measuring systems with an extensive network of cables, that would otherwise make sensor removal difficult.

Enteligent, Inc. The Enteligent Hybrid DC Bi-Directional Fast EV Charger is a residential EV charger powered directly by the sun. It works in conjunction with all PV string inverters. Using 15kW of DC solar generation directly from the PV strings or home battery storage and simultaneously adding 9.6kWac from the grid, it delivers 25kW of DC charge to the EV. It is 4X faster than AC Level 2 chargers, and 13% more efficient by avoiding unnecessary AC/DC conversions. During a power outage, it routes the EV's battery to the PV inverter providing emergency backup power.

LG Electronics USA The sleek, all-black NeON H+ Black panel represents LG’s lower-cost offering, suitable for installers and homeowners. It is designed to generate an output of 405W from 132 half-cut, N-type cells, and is certified by CSA Group to help meet power needs even in low-light conditions. The NeON H+ Black is LG’s first module to employ the company’s gap-free technology, which reduces the distance energy must travel by eliminating the empty space between cells and allows more cells to fit in the same amount of space. With color uniformity across cells, the NeON H+ Black is differentiated from other black modules on the market, resulting in an all-black, aesthetic offering for homeowners.

The Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT is suitable for users going off-grid. This charger ensures full battery power thanks to its dual input capabilities. With the option to charge via solar, the battery-alternator, or both simultaneously, users are no longer limited to designated charging areas and can replenish their auxiliary battery (AGM/ Sealed, Gel, Flooded, or Lithium) while parked or on the road. The integrated MPPT technology in this charger provides high solar yield from the solar panels at any given time. Equipped with multiple electronic protections, including reverse polarity, the DC-DC MPPT Charger is a suitable travel companion. Available in 30A and 50A models.

RenewSys India Pvt. Ltd. RenewSys SGalactic Series consist of high efficiency, Mono/Mono PERC, half-cut cell, PV modules, with outputs from 380Wp to 400Wp. Manufactured in an Intertek Certified Satellite PV Lab facility at Hyderabad, India, these PV modules undergo rigorous testing for performance under harsh environmental conditions. These modules, eligible for product and performance insurance globally, are re-insured by Munich Re. Suitable for commercial and industrial rooftops and developers looking to maximize output, these modules utilize a small installation space to provide a high output. They also experience a reduced hot-spot effect, thus ensuring their longevity.

GEMÜ Valves A wide range of different solutions are offered for the solar industry, due to the different quality and purity requirements and required flow rates. The materials range from polypropylene (PP), polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF), to ultra-pure and resistant perfluoroalkoxy (PFA). The GEMÜ CleanStar solar valve features the GEMÜ seal system with its high quality and performance capability. Thanks to its weir shape design, the various connections and body materials available, it is suitable for a variety of processes in the solar energy industry. The SmartLine products with PP material bodies in particular combine performance with a cost saving approach.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Racking & Mounting Systems

AEROCOMPACT, Inc. SIBA Fuses For solar applications, SIBA's Photovoltaic (PV), fuses offer ultimate circuit protection and are available in up to 1500Vdc PV and are UL Listed. SIBA’s semiconductor fuses have global certifications. Ultra-Rapid fuses are utilized in Power Conversion, Thyristors, Rectifiers, UPS, Traction Applications, SCR’s (Silicon Controlled Rectifiers/ Semiconductor Controlled Rectifiers) Inverters, Converters, Traction Substations, DC Common Buses, and Reduced Voltage Starters, Drives, both AC and DC rated. Their new line of “Full Range” UL DC-rated fuses up to 1100VDC for UL DC Drives, offered exclusively by SIBA.

STACE Solar Solutions STACE provides engineering, procurement, and construction solutions for all type of solar PV projects. Their facilities located in Canada, France, and USA manufacture solar PV modules, trackers, racking, and switchgears. STACE focuses on providing to its customers solutions to meet their particular needs.


Smartech International Smartech provides Steinbach diaphragms and PTFE sheet materials. The patented Lamibran diaphragm resists deterioration from EVA and premium PTFE-coated fiberglass belting materials are available with anti-static properties, which helps keep laminators operating at their best.

Sunflare provides next generation solar technology which revolutionizes CIGS solar. Their rapid cell-by-cell manufacturing process yields efficient, micro-crack proof modules. They produce light, thin, flexible, and rugged modules that can go places never imagined. Their Flex60 turns vast, unusable industrial terrain into essential energy generation power houses. Their PowerFit20 fits invisibly in between the seams of standing seam roofs. Their LiteMount commercial modules are in high demand for load-constrained structures, especially for agricultural roofs.

AceClamp by PMC Industries, Inc. AceClamp is a manufacturer of precision-engineered snow retention and solar mounting systems. It also manufacturers its own High-Velocity Hurricane Zone Racking System for the solar industry. Its most recent innovation is called Solar Snap. It is an adaptive, easy-to-install racking system built to withstand harsh weather conditions and winds up to Cat 4. Designed to work with any of AceClamp's metal roof clamps, it's a solution for SSMR, Island Style Cement Cover Board Roofing, and Single-Ply. Fully assembled components make for an easy-to-use, fast-installing product. The unique cross-platform design adapts to all roof types, resulting in less inventory to maintain.

CompactMetal is a solution for all trapezoidal and standing seam metal roofs with fewer parts for more possibilities.Their modular design has various heights and tilts, and is easy to install. The product is backed by a 25-year product warranty and is certified to UL 2703.

APA Solar Racking APA's TITAN Duo racking system is a great alternative for project sites with high refusal risk or rocky subsurface conditions. Its dual post foundation uses ground screws to mitigate risk and frost heave concerns. The TITAN racking's 3-rail asymmetrical design is great for bifacial modules and rolls well with topography. It also has a low part count per MW and integrated wire management in its E/W rails. Their unique Gravity Clip is used in their TITAN Duo system and expedites module installation by up to 30%, saving installers time and money. APA's TITAN Duo is a robust solution for commercial and utility scale sites with difficult soil conditions.

BENEFITS OF CERTIFYING AND RATING SOLAR HEATING & COOLING PRODUCTS • SRCC certifications satisfy the requirements of the model codes (like the IBC and IRC) for solar water heaters.

• SRCC performance ratings are accepted by incentive and regulatory programs

• SRCC’s listing program addresses compliance with local codes and standards used in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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Atkore Allied Tube & Conduit Allied Tube & Conduit provides in-line galvanized steel tube to assist with solar racking and tracking. Their Gatorshield is strong and has a reduced weight, with advanced corrosion protection and formability. Gatorshield also complies with UL2703. To ensure precision, they offer prototype and fabrication services. Allied is able to provide small and large O.D. sizes with heavy gauge, meet and exceed tube strength requirements, tool up for new profiles to meet customer specific needs, swage tube to help build a solar array, and various types of tube fabrication.

The RockIt system conforms to UL 2703 and is a rail-less racking system for use on a variety of roof types including composition shingle, tile (flat, S, and W), and metal roofs. Designed in conjunction with solar installers, the RockIt System quickly and easily installs with the use of just a single tool. The ClickFit System conforms to UL 2703 is a fast installing rail-based system. Their newly enhanced ClickFit L-Foot features a pre-installed rail bolt that, along with the Click-In rail assembly, allows the ClickFit rails to be set and clamped securely in place. For tile, composition shingle, and metal roofs.

Full Tilt Full Tilt, developed by BCI, is an optimized fixed tilt racking solution designed to meet the installation challenges of any job site. Coupled with manufacturer direct pricing and design flexibility, Full Tilt can accommodate any module size and offers several key design features which include self-aligning Longhorn panel rails and cinch clip compatibility along with the option to install modules in the flat position. In addition, structurally independent tables are self-squaring, eliminating the need for adjustment and increasing compatibility with steep terrains.

IronRidge manufactures solar racking products and systems for both commercial and residential applications, covering pitched roof, flat roof, and ground-based solar installations. IronRidge products combine strength and quality. All their products undergo rigorous testing and certification at their Hayward headquarters, where their testing laboratory has received Intertek’s qualified laboratory designation.

Fabrack Solar, Inc. DCE Solar The DCE Solar Long Span ground mount was engineered to diminish terrain challenges with structurally independent tables. With high yield posts and purlin adjustability to manage up to 35% grade, the LS also has integrated wire management and multiple foundation options: driven beam, ballasted, and ground screw. The original design of the LS has fathered two new racking solutions: the LS S6, engineered for First Solar Series 6 modules and the LS BF offering unobstructed performance for bifacial panels. DCE's ground mounts are cost-effective solutions requiring less installation labor.

Fabrack solar mounting systems are made from corrosion-resistant aluminum and stainless steel hardware for a durable maintenance-free product. Fabrack’s racking systems are fully engineered and manufactured in Ontario using local aluminum, and are engineered for maximum snow load and wind shear in Ontario. The racking systems carry a 25-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Fabrack’s four-season variable racking is easily adjustable for the optimal seasonal angle increasing ROI by 15% over fixed installations. As an added bonus, the panel’s winter position keeps panels free of ice and snow, maintaining production all winter long.

DynoRaxx DynoRaxx offers solutions for pitched and flat roof ballasted solar racking and also provides the DynoBond UL2703 module to module grounding product. The flat roof racking is designed to work with all framed modules and does not require tools for assembly or installing which reduces install labor. The DynoBond grounding is used in carports, ground mounts, and other racking products which helps to reduce electrical grounding costs.

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KB Racking EkonoRack 2.0 is a simple, non-penetrating flat roof ballasted system. With its robust and innovative design, the EkonoRack 2.0 is composed of one major component, acting as a ballast tray, windshield mount, and multiple panel support. Pre-attached roof mats save time on installation and provide maximum protection for the roof.

Nuance Energy Group, Inc.

Landfill Solar Corp Landfill Solar provides a certified solution for the sloped surfaces of municipal and private landfills up to 18.4° (33.3% slope, 3H:1V), which is the typical regulatory maximum on capped landfills. Their patented approach means developers can use the landfill’s previously unusable side-slope areas to improve performance and profitability by increasing each site’s power-producing capacity and revenuegeneration. In addition, their design minimizes the use of nuts, bolts, and other unnecessary fasteners, which saves time because their racks can be assembled in minutes, not hours.

Available in 43 states, the Osprey PowerPlatform earth anchor foundation system (US Patent #10622938B2) saves EPCs and residential solar installers time and money. No Geotech. No 3rd party inspection. Their new 100% modular design uses universal, interchangeable parts and components for multiple combinations and Osprey table sizes. Pre-kitted hardware and steel components arrive on wooden pallets in box trucks (not flatbed), to move inventory quickly and reducing freight costs and material handling time. No component is longer than 85''.

OMG Roofing Products OMG’s line of PowerGrip Solar Mounts offer several options for securing solar arrays on commercial roofs. From the original PowerGrip Standard and Plus units designed for use on thermoplastic single-ply roofs, to newer PowerGrip Universal 7 and 11 units, they have solutions for every roof. Each PowerGrip unit is designed to reduce or eliminate ballast, so there’s less weight, material handling, and labor on the roof, and all provide connections to the structural deck for maximum strength. Additionally, all can be installed without the need to cut open or ‘core’ the roof, and offer tensile, shear, and compressive strength up to 3300, 2500, and 2700lbs. respectively.

QuickBOLT QuickBOLT’s QB2 + L-Foot, and Microflashing with BoltSeal technology work in combination to seal at the penetration as installers drive into the roof. Neither melting snow, standing water, nor wind-driven rains put a dent in the BoltSeal made after installing QB2. Intertek Lab testing has demonstrated that QB2 can prevent water intrusion at hurricane-testing levels, without any added chemical sealants. The brute force of QB2 + BoltSeal helps installers get their jobs done quickly and keeps roofs protected from the moment of install.

Roof Clamp

Magerack Corporation MageBracket R Mounting Kit is a simple and low-cost rail-less solar mounting system for R-panel trapezoidal metal roof. It has only two parts, mounting bracket and mid or end clamp. The angle-adjustable bracket with EPDM sealant fits most R-panel metal roof and is attached to the side of rib with self-tapping screws for better waterproofing. It utilizes the rib as rail and the bracket creates a mounting platform where the mid and end clamps secure solar panels on top of the bracket. It reduces mounting components, saves installation time and cost, and is aesthetic. Similar mounting kits are also available for standing seam metal roof and metal roof with flat portion on the roof.

Olympic Energy Systems, Inc. Olympic Energy Systems produces simple, deployable, low impact solar panel mounting systems using tensioned cables, available in kits, including the R1X non-penetrating roof mount, which are a solution for commercial roofs, metal and other specialty roofs, as well as residential rooftops. They also offer the G1M ground-mount with no in-ground foundations, suitable for capped landfills, parking lots, brownfields, farms, or residential yards. These systems advance mounting solar panels with low embodied energy, achieving true sustainability. Installed systems, which use less labor, are re-deployable, with lower cost replacement or end of life retirement, with no lasting impact to roofs or ground surfaces.



Pegasus Solar The Pegasus Rail System was designed in collaboration with contractors to improve rooftop installation at every step. Splice instantly, without tools or interference. Use the Multi-Clamp both as a mid- and end-clamp, for frames 30 to 40mm thick. Easily manage wire for life, with no zip ties. Instantly bond rows without tools or wire.

Roof Clamp’s two models replace dozens of other clamps. Made of 6061-T6 aluminum with all stainless steel hardware, the 3-point attachment system guarantees strength for parallel and perpendicular loading. Their clamps feature anti-seizing, coarse thread set screws which allow for unlimited re-torqueing and re-attachment. Over 95% of today's standing seam profiles are compatible with the universal for Roof Clamp system.


Solar Connections International S-5! Solar installation is quick and convenient with direct-attach. PVKIT 2.0 utilizes clamps or brackets and a grab system to marry the module to the built-in rails. Lower the weight of the entire system, reduce logistics and shipping hassles, off and on the roof, while saving significantly in install time and labor. The S-5! PVKIT 2.0 comes pre-assembled, requiring only a single tool to install the S-5! clamp and PVKIT. Featuring aggressive bonding teeth for better grounding, this UL 2703 listed solar module mounting solution requires fewer lugs/ground wires, helping customers save time and money when flush mounting.

Solar Connections International’s adjustable rib attachment solution comes pre-kitted and includes all accessories needed to make the installation go as smooth as possible. Not only can this product adjust in width from .75" - 3.00" but it’s also a cost effective option. An L-Foot can be easily attached for a rail install or use their patented, UL 2703/1703 Solar Connection Kit which is a fully rail-less solution. Each of their PowerWings come with pre-applied EPDM gaskets so there is no extra work for the installers to make a water tight seal.

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Solar Foundations USA Schletter NA, Inc. The Schletter Group is a manufacturer of solar mounting systems. They develop and manufacture, in North America, mounting solutions made of aluminum and steel for rooftop, ground-mount, and tracker.

The Solar Foundations USA Ground Mount system is a solution for residential and light commercial solar projects. Their racking system is designed to withstand high snow and wind, is UL 2703 certified, and carries a 25-year warranty. The SFUSA Ground Mount features wide spans between piles by using high strength structural members and is customizable into a canopy or carport. SFUSA installs over 900 racking systems each year servicing Maine to Florida with additional offices in IL and TX. Trucks are equipped with rock drilling equipment and capable of installing in virtually any soil type. PE stamped drawings are included with every system ordered.

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SnapNrack SnapNrack SpeedSeal Technology expands to roof attachments that mount directly to the deck with the new SpeedSeal DeckFoot and DeckTrack. These rafter independent attachments allow for layout adjustability without needing to locate and attach to the rafters. More importantly, installers now have the ability to mount on specialty roof structures without standard rafters. The DeckFoot and DeckTrack feature sealant venting ports to indicate a proper seal when excess sealant expels out.

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Solar Installation Machines, LLC

Solar Pile International

Solar Installation Machines, LLC develops semi-autonomous machines under the brand name Modulator for installing large-scale ground-mount solar systems. The prototype of the first machine, Modulator Uno, is currently under construction. It is fully electric and is compatible with Sollega’s FR510 ballasted racking solution.

Solar Pile International introduces the Solar X-Blade Pile (SXBP). The SXBP installs at shallow depths, suitable for frost heave and reactive zones. It penetrates hard soils and cobble to eliminate pre-drilling.

SolarStrap is a rooftop solar panel mounting technology that enables projects to be installed on standard lightweight rooftop structures and other rooftops not suitable for ballast or penetrations. The patented design is ICC ESR-rated and employs heat-welding technology to secure the racking framework. The technology allows for rapid installation, compatibility with a variety of roof surfaces, reduces additional project expenses, and increases roof lifespan. SolarStrap has been used on more than 200MW of commercial and industrial rooftop applications on over 200 projects nationwide.

SunModo Corp. SunModo introduces the SMR Pitched Roof System, a pitched roof mounting system, representing new racking technology. Optimized design makes the SMR Rails not only light but also strong. With fast and easy Pop-On Clamps and L-Foot adaptors, professional installers can mount, adjust, and secure PV panels with a single tool. The SMR System is a solution for rafter or deck, portrait or landscape solar installations.

Solar Stack Solar Stack is a damage free solar panel mounting system. The pedestal is installed to the roof deck with a code approved foam adhesive. Solar Stack has both a Miami-Dade NOA and a Florida Product Approval for use within High Velocity Hurricane Zones.

Voyager Tracker is the next generation single-axis tracker providing industry leading ease of installation, performance, and reliability.

FR510-6 Ballasted Ground Mount Racking requires no assembly, and is quick to manufacture, ship, stage, and install. GCR of 72-80%, minimal ground preparation required (aggregate and weed barrier), reduced environmental impact, minimal geotechnical engineering required, full engineering support, design flexibility, and ability to provide wet stamp in all 50 states. Low wind and ballast requirements (5,6, and 10dg tilt options) 6" and 8" leading edge height, non-corrosive, non conductive polymer engineered for extreme conditions. This is a solution for brownfields, landfill, gravel, concrete, and asphalt surfaces (low-pitch <7 dg). UL 2703 Listed and Injection Molded in USA with a 25-year warranty.

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Tamarack Solar offers a low-cost, easy-toinstall, robust solution for roof-mounted solar applications. A channel-based rail provides for quick and easy wire management, and tool-free splices support shorter rail lengths for easy shipping, stocking, and handling on the roof. Tamarack's 5050 Module Clamp functions as both a mid- and end-clamp. One clamp is all that is needed to stock. Alternatively, the Channel End Clamp provides premium aesthetics. Tamarack also offers a full line of ground and pole mount solutions.

Unirac, Inc. Built for strength and an effortless install experience. NXT Horizon features new Stronghold attachments with FlashLoc technology, an open-channel light rail designed for unfailing wire management, universal module clamps with click-in assembly, and rail accessories specifically devised to combine form and function, creating a system with fewer SKUs.

Residential or Small Office PV

Universal Clamps

Self Reliant Energy Company

The Universal Clamps line of standing seam metal roof clamps are a safe PV racking solution. A design, which uses hammers to grip the seam without damaging the material, helps provide a strong and consistent hold. One-piece and two-piece clamps are available to provide a wide range of applications. Installation is simple and all fastening hardware is included with each clamp. Universal Clamps are fully customizable and can be designed to meet the exact specifications of any project.

Zilla Corporation Zilla's patented Double Stud XL Flashing Assembly attaches directly to sheathing while also providing the option for structural members if necessary. Without having to locate structure, the Zilla Double Stud XL eliminates the need for installation prep work, standardizes design and installation processes, achieves speed and flexibility in the field, and makes it possible to complete more projects in less time at less cost. Zilla Double Stud XL is compatible with Zilla flush mount systems or any solar mounting system to help drive better bottom line results.

Rapid Shutdown Systems

Princeton Engineering Contractors Building Supply, Inc. (dba CBS Solar) CBS Solar, a Michigan based solar company, introduces its new efficient solar tracking system as the next great evolution of small scale residential solar. Their easy to install, single axis tracking system has a TS GPS algorithm controller, integrated AC inversion system, and special Nano coating to increase snow and particle shedding and improve efficiency. It withstands 100mph winds while producing more power and offering a small foot print. This simple, affordable, and scalable tracking system is tested and ready for almost any residential application. B to B only.

iRoof provides instant roof framing analysis, and automated residential PV roof structural reports. Upload info from the field or office and instantly get a roof structural analysis. Electrical wire and breaker sizing, and wind, snow, and building code verification. Upload plans and they review, sign, and seal both structural and electrical in a 4 to 6 hour turn around time. PE Licenses throughout the US.

Solar PV electricity generating systems from Self Reliant Energy Company can be attached to grid power or totally off-grid. They provide domestic solar water heating, boiler water heat, geothermal, or pool heating. Their thermal/active solar, residential space heating systems eliminate natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or electric space heating. Advanced technology allows them to use all three system types to lessen dependence of utility providers ever increasing costs. They provide consultation and do-it-yourself packages or complete installs for any budget.

Stable Solar, Inc. Stable Solar Membership Plans enable home solar installers to provide monitoring and discounts to new customers, enhancing their customer experience and eliminating costly service calls for a fraction of the cost of warranties or insurance.

Build Your Solar Farm with Gatorshield® Triple coated galvanized tube from Allied Tube & Conduit® has been manufactured with a unique combination of strength and advanced corrosion protection for over 40 years. Our tube can be easily fabricated including bending, swaging and flattening without damaging the triple layer of corrosion protection. Clear Organic Coating (Qwick-Coat®)

Conversation Coating

Uniform Galvanized Zinc Coating

NEP RSD-Plus is an NEC-2017 and NEC-2020 compliant device. Single and Dual PV module RSD in one device enables low cost, PV level thermal shutdown enables even greater safety protection. Configured DC cables and connectors to match the PV connector brand and lowers AHJ rejection risks. Optional PV data monitoring available.

High-Strength Cold-Formed Steel 90% Zinc Organic Interior Coating

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Roll Forming Samson Roll Formed Products Co.

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. Johnson Bros. Roll Forming is a manufacturer of panel frames and other solar energy components, such as the supports and structural components for panels, as well as reflector troughs for solar concentrators. They offer a wide variety of custom shapes for various different solar panel frames and structures.

Samson Roll Formed Products Co produces channels used by the solar industry as brackets, photovoltaic array supports and solar panel framing/trim, including a parabolic shaped channel, the main component in compound parabolic collectors, as well as custom shapes. Samson was founded in 1946 and is located in the Chicago metro area in a 200,000sq/ft facility housing approximately forty roll form lines and an array of ancillary equipment to provide stamping, bending, assembly, parting, in-house design, and production of pre-notch, pre-punch tooling, as value-added services. Samson holds ISO9001:2015 Certification.


PV Labels

Kong USA, LLC Made in Italy, the KONG BACK-UP ANSI/ ASSE Z359.15-2014 is an ANSI certified version Back-Up fall arrester. Safe and simple to use with only one hand. The KONG BACK-UP is a fall arrester that follows the operator in both directions. Shifting the special button to lock mode, the BACK-UP can be used as a positioning device. The KONG BACK-UP supports the strongest stress in a semi dynamic way, avoiding the shock effects on the rope caused by traditional self-locking devices with toothed cams. Connector/lanyard included.

PV Labels has created two new items to help installers comply with code and finish off the install with a professional look. The new 05-218 and 05-219 labels have been designed to communicate the multiple messages required on DC and AC junction boxes. Based on the need to satisfy ANSI standards, these unique labels fulfill multiple code requirements while still fitting on these smaller components that have such limited space for labeling.


RPM Rollformed Metal Products RPM Rollformed Metal Products is a supplier of custom steel or aluminum profiles for photovoltaic mounting systems. Their capabilities are pre-punched, secondary ops, custom packaging, embossing, assembly, or any other feature to customize a program, product, and delivery options. Their ISO9001:2015 facility has produced over 25 million pounds of custom steel for solar racking with zero client rejections. RPM provides a cost-effective solution for any custom tracker, fixed, or ballasted racking system.

Fall protection services include assessments, custom design, engineering, installation, training, and annual recertification. HySafe handles all aspects of fall protection on each project including; project coordination, field services, engineering surveys, engineering design, plan preparation, and fabrications. Fall protection systems are custom designed to meet specific needs and roof profile. Active and passive fall protection systems are available and include cable lifelines, single point anchors, rigid rail, guardrail, skylight screens, and more.

Safety Rail Company

Metal Plus, LLC The Ultimate Bracket (for wooden planks), Big Boy Bracket (for aluminum planks), and Roofer's Helper were specifically designed to act as scaffolding on steep standing seam metal roofs without damaging any part of the roof. They were designed to be easy and efficient for the contractor to engage and disengage while setting up on the roof or moving them from one place to another. The Universal Safety Anchor is designed to clamp on and off easily to standing seam metal roof without damaging the seam. It can be done in less than a minute, while keeping the contractor safely and securely attached to the roof while they work.



Safety Rail Company provides OSHA-compliant solutions from simple tasks to multi-site jobs. Their primary product, the SRC360 Mobile Rail, is a versatile system. It acts as a barrier between workers and the fall hazard, and features a simple-to-install freestanding design. The SRC360 Mobile Rail works with flat-roof solar panel installs, which pose a fall hazard when positioned near the roof’s edge. Their system can be set up during panel install or left up for permanent protection. They also offer site installation and rental programs.

Safety Work Apparel

Brass Knuckle

Standing Seam Roof Anchor The Standing Seam Roof Anchor is a light and universal fit anchor point and fits 95% of today’s profiles. Made from non-corrosive 6061-T6 aluminum with stainless set screws, temporary or permanent attachment. Lab tested to 14,500lbs ultimate breaking strength. Optional adapter plates expand functionality. They also offer a complete line of fall protection equipment.

Blaklader Blaklader is a Swedish workwear company that has been designing and manufacturing functional, durable, and sustainable work clothing since 1959. The 1612 FR Visibility Pant is the beginning of an entirely new line of Hi-vis FR gear from Blaklader Workwear. Rated CAT 2, 70E, 11cal/cm2, this trusted pant design is not only safe, but boasts features like multiple pockets, durable materials, triple stitching, and kneepad pockets for their foam kneepad inserts. It's a classic FR pant with some added visibility.

With its stylish green color, Brass Knuckle Grasshopper dust goggle/spectacle offers workday versatility and never sacrifices comfort. A soft, comfortable EVA foam dust filter with built-in air channels fills the gap between glasses and the face, keeping dust out. The filter also easily removes, transforming Grasshopper into standard protective eyewear. Lenses are durable polycarbonate, meet or exceed ANSI/ISEA Z87.12020, and are manufactured with Brass Knuckle’s BK-Anti-Fog coating. The sporty European design features a stylish, wraparound lens for an unobstructed field of vision. Bend-but-don’t-break flexible thermoplastic rubber (TPR) grass-green temples provide hypoallergenic, non-slip comfort, adapting to any facial profile without distorting optics. Grasshopper is also fully dielectric (no metal anywhere) for an extra measure of safety.

KEEN Utility KEEN Utility’s newest release, the Juneau is a laceless boot that is easy to put on and take off for a quick transition between work and life The Juneau is KEEN Utility’s latest American Built boot that offers premium safety and performance features. The Juneau is a waterproof mediumboot offering pull on convenience with work-focused, tech-forward features. Product highlights include a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane as well as LuftCore shock absorption in the heel. At the same time, the Juneau does not sacrifice when it comes to safety including a sure-footed lugged, siped outsole, EH rating, and asymmetrical carbon-fiber safety toes providing a roomier, unobtrusive fit, 15% lighter than steel. The Juneau is the latest release in KEEN Utility’s American Built line and is assembled in KEEN’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility using responsibly sourced materials from around the world.

Strawder Family Innovations The RIDGEPRO is a tool to get users safely from the ladder to the peak of the house and back. Constructed of high-grade aluminum capable of withstanding thousands of pounds of pulling force, an adjustable pitch-selection grid with an incremental range from 6/12 to 12/12, two padded cross members to protect an existing surface material from damage and to balance the user when transitioning on and off the ladder, optional anchoring capability, rope and harness integration, and a set of pre-installed wheels to roll The RIDGEPRO to and from the peak.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Sensors & PV Reference Cells

Sheet Metal | Machining


EPOCS Manufacturing, Inc. Located in Longmont, CO, EPOCS Manufacturing Inc. is a 30,000sq.ft. precision sheet metal and CNC machining fabrication facility also offering in house powder coating, silk screening, and assembly. With over 40 years of experience, they provide competitive volume production and rapid prototyping of sheet metal and machined parts to a variety of industries.

Calvada Surveying

Tech Products, Inc. IMT Solar Often referred to as reference cells in North America, IMT Solar's Silicon Irradiance Sensors fill a crucial role in enabling PV system owners to acquire real-time solar data, moment by moment, and in the most cost effective method possible through the monitoring system of their choice. These sensors are used by government agencies around the world and have some special characteristics that differ from Pyranometers and are suitable for PV monitoring. Available with Modbus or Analog output signals and made in Germany, these robust outdoor rated sensors have been in use for over 25 years. Modbus Versions of their sensor have optional wind speed and temperature sensors available.

Garwood Metal Company With a fully automated facility featuring the latest in advanced machinery and high-tech software, Garwood Metal provides quick turnaround with cost-effective pricing. With capacity for high volume production and equipped for small quantity prototyping, offerings include laser cutting, CNC punching, forming, and fabricating. Their on-staff engineers design parts from just a sketch and dimensions. Garwood Metal stocks over 50 tons of the most commonly used metals in most gauges, and have access to specialty metals in 24 hours.

Tech Products, Inc. is a global source for quality identification products for the renewable energy industry including, cable tags, tower (aerial) markers, and signs. Their products range from adhesive transformer labels to long-lasting substation signs following all of the latest ANSI, OSHA, and NESC standards.

Site Assessment & Forecasting

Calvada Surveying (Calvada) is a provider of professional land surveying services throughout the Western United States. With over 30 years of experience, they are licensed in CA, NV, AZ, CO, UT, OR, and WA. They offer a wide range of land survey services from conversional land survey, aerial and photogrammetry, high definition scanning and 3D modeling, and drone (UAV) services. For the renewable energy industry, Calvada has provided land survey services that include ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, construction staking, legal descriptions, aerial surveys, and other mapping services.

Burnham Energy The BurnhamEYE is a documentation and inspection app that covers all aspects of solar and battery installation. Their Site Assessment forms document site conditions and specific information needed for battery storage and solar system design. This can be used to start the permitting process. Their post installation forms are used to prove that the equipment has been installed correctly. This data can then be reviewed by their QC team or a customer’s, ensuring that any contractors being utilized are meeting NEC and specific company requirements.

Solargis Prospect app is all-in-one pre-feasibility tool that will help users find the right location for their solar power plant. It combines 24 map and data layers with Solargis’ latest PV simulator. Users can compare multiple sites or use the project economy calculator. After the plant configuration is set up, users can download a bankable PDF report. They can also create a free account and generate report for planned or existing sites.

Software Supplier

AlsoEnergy AlsoEnergy’s PowerTrack is a verticallyintegrated, cloud-based Renewable Energy Portfolio Management Platform that empowers stakeholders throughout the value chain to efficiently and effectively control, monitor, manage, and monetize renewable energy assets at scale. It offers high-definition visualization with granular real-time data, analytics, and actionable insights to maximize asset and financial performance.



Ardexa Pty., Ltd. Ardexa is a global software and information services company, which changes the way data capture, information management, and control is achieved in solar, wind, hydro, and energy storage. Renewable energy organizations can significantly improve how information is securely captured and shared. Ardexa helps clients avoid vendor lock-in, promotes open architecture, and open sources. Ardexa captures data from a wide range of equipment and protocols in order to bring normalized data to the cloud. Real-time connections to operations result in timely alerts, controls, and analysis.

ENACT Systems, Inc. ENACT offers a two-sided software platform for solar and energy storage projects. ENACT ENVISION is used by developers and installers to remotely design complete solar and storage solutions, as well as finalize contracts and track execution. ENACT ENGAGE is used by end-customers to track financial savings, energy usage, and predict their future outcomes. The platform is used in 23 countries by thousands of users, with over $1.5B of projects annually.

Extensible Energy Blu Banyan Blu Banyan’s SolarSuccess is a cloud-based business management software specifically designed for residential, commercial, and utilityscale solar installers and developers who have outgrown their existing mix of incompatible applications, and are seeking an integrated solution that includes solar-specific accounting, sales, CRM, project management, inventory, and team collaboration functionality. SolarSuccess is customizable with optional integrations for field service, distributor inventory, monitoring, dialers, weather forecasting, training tools, and more. It enables solar businesses to accelerate soft cost reduction and increase profitability on projects.

Bodhi Bodhi is a customer experience platform for the solar industry. By automating communication and personalizing the homeowners’ experience, Bodhi empowers growing solar companies to focus on executing projects, making more sales, and transforming communities around energy.

Extensible Energy promotes the expansion of the commercial solar market through developing intelligent software that is always adapting with energy, technology, data, and the grid. DemandEx, their new demand charge reduction software, is easily and inexpensively installed with commercial solar projects in less than a day. It works by analyzing flexible loads, utility rates, weather data, and solar production, then intelligently manages the building’s flexible loads, reducing peak demand charges by 30% with no batteries required.

geothinQ geothinQ is a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform that powers smart, data-driven real estate decisions for land development professionals and property stakeholders. Backed by robust land mapping technology, geothinQ provides on-demand access to property data across the country including environmental, demographic, and topographic information. The platform creates a fast and visual land evaluation process resulting in sustainable projects that produce a positive ROI for developers.

Loveland Innovations IMGING streamlines solar planning and design with automated drone data collection, giving users CAD-ready 3D models, shading data, detailed horizon reports, and other essentials after a short flight, making the design process easy.

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New Resource Solutions Conductor Solar is a new product designed and built based on best practices from hundreds of solar transactions. The Conductor Solar software platform offers an innovative way for solar developers, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms, and investors to simplify Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) deals for their commercial solar projects. Features and benefits of Conductor Solar include: expanded access to solar developers, EPC firms, and investors across the country; reduced time and money spent on complicated solar transactions; and streamlined information sharing and communications throughout a solar deal. The Conductor Solar platform is open for business and is free for solar developers and EPCs to join.

RatedPower pvDesign by RatedPower is a cloud-based software which automates the study, analysis, design, and engineering of PV plants. With pvDesign, developers, EPCists, manufacturers, and engineering companies around the world perform different simulations, optimize the layout, carry out feasibility studies, and generate the engineering documentation for EPC/ permitting processes.

Valentin Software

Solar Pathways Solar industry specific CRM and project management software for residential and commercial EPCs and sales organizations. They help users manage the process from sales, through contract to PTO.

SolarInformatics SolarInformatics is a cloud based SAAS application using module based architecture to drive innovation and automation within the solar industry. SolarInformatics’ software is nimble, scalable, and customizable.


Solar Coatings

RenuLogix provides a cloud-based platform to renewable energy companies, including solar companies, to help them increase their revenue and lower their costs while saving the planet for all.

PV*SOL premium 2022 with 3D visualization and detailed shading analysis helps system designers and installers to professionally design and simulate solar electric systems. The project report has been further improved, and various new graphics can be added from the diagram editor. PAN file import allows module data to be read directly into the database via text files in *.pan format. New climate data sources, PVGIS and Solcast, are available, in addition to Meteonorm 8, delivering high-quality global data. 64-bit architecture provides improved performance. A free 30-day trial version of PV*SOL premium 2022 is available on the Valentin Software website.

Vaisala Vaisala employs robust modeling techniques and supercomputing capabilities to achieve quality data captured in their renewable energy solution tools. Vaisala Historian for renewable energy offers project managers, asset owners, and developers critical information about historic wind and solar conditions for both specific sites and regions to maximize future output, minimize risk, and make better business decisions moving forward. Based on almost two decades of satellite imagery, multiple decades of global weather data, and cutting-edge weather simulation technology, Vaisala’s data is not only supported by science but by hundreds of customers around the world. Vaisala Forecaster for wind and solar energy creates accurate forecasts for site-specific locations and entire regions, giving asset owners, project managers, and energy traders high quality data to effectively manage investments, reduce future risks, and gain a competitive edge in the renewable energy market.

GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH / GfE Fremat GmbH GfE offers a wide range of planar and rotatable sputtering targets for thin film photovoltaics such as CIGS, a-Si, CdTe, and Si wafer based cells as well as for thin film thermal solar collectors. Standard materials include ZnO/Al2O3, i-ZnO, high purity Si, Mo, TiOx, and Cr in different qualities as well as numerous other materials as per specific customer requests. GfE’s unique rotatable bonding technology enables them to offer a variety of materials to be bonded stress-free onto stainless steel carrier tubes for achieving high sputter performance and optimal target output.

Solar Fasteners

HEICO Fastening Systems The HEICO-LOCK wedge lock washer ensures the durability of BOS components over the 25-30 year lifecycle of an installation, even under the most severe wind and environmental conditions. They are reusable and allow for future upgrades, without requiring costly and fragile tools or damaging component surfaces. HEICO has recently completed a solar assembly bolted-joint comparative performance report, available upon request.



Solar Hot Water Distributors

HellermannTyton The UL Listed Ratchet P-Clamp delivers solar cable management performance in a wide range of environments. PV system operators are sensitive to the costs associated with repairs and routine maintenance, especially in tight spaces and under challenging conditions. Ratchet P-Clamp is a flexible cable management solution that can be opened and closed again without removal from the mounting surface. It can self-adjust to bundles, with just five sizes covering diameters from 1/4" to 3". Mounting plates are available in different lengths and angled orientations for a one-piece solution that reduces parts. RPC is offered in zinc plated and stainless-steel options to enhance corrosion resistance.

Sanlin Fastener Inc. Sanlin Fastener has more than 30 years of manufactory experience in the fastener industry. They design, sample, tool, and manufacture in China, offering bolts, nuts, screws, and solar clips. They have recently expanded their market to include solar energy solution manufacturers, providing clips for racking. They currently serve customers throughout the America, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. They comprehensively carry ISO9001, IS16949, ISO14001, ISO45001, and CE Certificate quality management system and ERP management system to improve management efficiency. And they use advanced production equipment and test equipment to control product quality.

Sherex Fastening Systems Sherex Fastening Solutions is a manufacturer of fastening products for a variety of different industries. In the solar industry, Sherex product lines of rivet nuts and wedge-locking washers are used on racking systems for efficient assemblies, to strengthen attachment points, and to prevent loosening due to vibration. Hexogonal rivet nuts and knurled, roundbody rivet nuts are used in racking systems because of their strength and ease of installation. Sherex's Disc-Lock and TEC Series product lines of wedge-locking washers and nuts are critical in keeping joints secure, preventing them from loosening due to weather and vibration.

Solahart Industries, Pty, Ltd. Solahart is an Australian company which has been manufacturing and selling Thermosyphon Solar water heaters and Solar Collectors into the USA since the early 1980's. Solahart has SRCC OG100 and OG300 Certification for its solar collectors and systems for domestic and commercial applications. Solahart can provide multiple domestic 80gal Thermosyphon systems manifolded together for applications like HUD and multi-family housing, hotels, and hospitals. Solahart is a product which lasts in harsh environments in over 80 countries. Solahart has a presence in CA and AZ, and are looking for distributors and installers throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Marine Fasteners For more than 35 years, Marine Fasteners has provided customers with stainless steel fasteners and value-added customer service. Marine has a full line of 304 and 316 bolts, socket products, screws, nuts, washers, pins, and other exotic fasteners. They offer multiple secondary processes and stock a proprietary line of chrome-plated inventory. Their multiple stocking locations provide nationwide coverage to insure on-time delivery.

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Solar Radiometer Calibration

Solar Support Structures & Carport Systems

Kinetic Solar Southern States, LLC Southern States LLC is committed to increasing utility systems reliability by delivering next generation switching, automation, and protection solutions. The TranSwitcher vacuum switching device, is a cost effective and reliable switching device that will reduce or eliminate rapid voltage change events by minimizing inrush currents when connecting solar generation to the grid.

ISO-CAL North America, LLC

Baja Carports

ISO-CAL North America is an ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration laboratory specialized in the calibration of solar radiometers: including UV, visible light, solar, and far infrared sensors. Services include indoor and outdoor WRR, WISG, or NIST traceable primary and secondary reference calibration, depending on calibration method and sensor model type.

Baja Carports designs, engineers, and installs prefabricated solar steel carports nationwide. They engineer to specific design criteria (from 20lbs. live load to 175mph wind to 90lb snow load) to meet customers unique project requirements, providing a cost effective layout utilizing different steel products, cold form steel, 3 plate, hot rolled wide flange, etc. Their in-house project team of engineers, project management, certified installation crews self-perform all aspect of solar steel carport construction to deliver from initial design to project execution. They work nationwide.

Solar Recycling SunWize Power & Battery, LLC SunWize Power & Battery designs and builds reliable, stand-alone industrial power solutions and electronic assemblies for integration into OEM products and field applications. Power Ready systems are fully customizable, stand-alone, or hybrid solar systems designed to meet specific electrical and mechanical project requirements. Power Ready Express systems are kitted packages which use standard, pre-wired control panels and drop-shipping for quick fulfillment. SunWize designs and manufactures standard and custom enclosures, mounts, and solar modules, all of which are available as part of their system packages or as stand-alone products.

Solar Pump Manufacturer

Shakti Pumps USA LLC

We Recycle Solar We Recycle Solar provides lifecycle management for photovoltaic devices. They bring decades of expertise in asset recovery and electronics recycling to the solar industry. We Recycle Solar is a single-source disposal provider for excess, recalled, and end-of-life solar products.

Shakti Solar Pumps products are available in the range of 3GPM to 1100GPM.

Kinetic Solar The High Wind Fixed Angle Ground Mount by Kinetic Solar is a fast installation solution that balances strength and convenience. The ground mount is built with pre-galvanized and hot-dip galvanized steel and is designed to withstand 1kPa of wind and 2.5kPa of snow, making it suitable for most environmental conditions in North America. For climates with less wind, there is also a regular model available. The High Wind Fixed Angle Ground Mount can hold up to 52 (60 or 72 cell) modules arranged in portrait orientation.


Kinetic Solar’s Seasonally Adjustable Ground Mount brings versatility and strength while also being economical and fast to install. Each module section is balanced to make seasonal adjustments simple; no heavy lifting or tracking system costs are required. A seasonal adjustment can increase yearly production of up to 14%. Standard tilt angles include 20°, 45°, and 60°. The ground mount can also be tabled for easy installation. The ground mount is built with pre-galvanized and hot-dip galvanized steel, and its A-frames are collapsible for ease of transportation. It is designed to withstand 1kPa of wind and 2.5kPa of snow, making it suitable for most environmental conditions.


SCARLET Solar A carport and a tracker, TiltPort is an advanced solar system. A complete rethink of the solar carport concept, TiltPort is prefabricated, Plug’n Play, code compliant, panel agnostic, and installed in hours. Designed for large commercial deployments, TiltPort costs less, produces more, and adds appeals to commercial sites. Proven in California since 2016, TiltPort produces up to 44% more. EV charging, and other options now available.

Solar Mounts, LLC The Atlantis is a ballasted roof mount solution featuring integrated grounding and up to 150mph wind load. The Atlantis' simple assembly design drives down installation time and balance of system costs. Modular assembly allows for averting roof top obstructions and utilizing available space in an efficient way. Shipping costs are reduced as a result of the stackable lightweight design.

SunEarth The newest improvement in SunEarth’s quality solar thermal large format collector models allows engineers, architects, and installers to lessen their load while ensuring a robust solar thermal collector array capable of withstanding the increasing demand of environmental forces. By utilizing a dual glazing construction, SunEarth models EP-40 and TRB-40 are now 5lbs lighter while increasing the strength and durability of the collector frame.

Solar Thermal Systems TerraGen Solar TGR was created for any tilt angle and any inter-row spacing. It was designed to accommodate square arrays with installation efficiencies and cost reductions but flexible enough to meet challenging flat roof projects. TGR is a solutions for ballasted or mechanically fastened systems. Safe, economic, lightweight, flexible, and easy to install are a few of the benefits this system provides. With a low global loading, rail based system that requires no wind screen, and preassembled components shipped directly onsite, the TGR system is suitable for any flat roof mounting system.

Solar Thermal Manufacturing & Equipment

Baknor Thermal Management Baknor provides solutions for heat dissipation with liquid cold plates, heat sinks, heat pipes, fans, and more. Their extensive knowledge of cooling weighs various tradeoffs and factors such as functionality, manufacturability, volume, mass, cost, packaging, efficiency, and the reliability and safety of heat dissipation components. Baknor’s thermal designs ensures the optimum temperature to keep a device running efficiently while improving performance essential for today’s electronic designs.

Stiebel Eltron, Inc. Chromagen Hot Water Solutions A global solar water heater pioneer that develops and manufactures advanced hot-water, energy-saving solutions, including solar water tanks, solar water collectors, connecting kits and accessories. Founded sixty years ago, Chromagen Hot Water Solutions provides solutions for worldwide projects including single family homes, multi-story apartment buildings, hotels, hospitals, and industrial plants. The company established two subsidiaries in Australia and Spain, as well as a solid network of distributors in all continents.

Stiebel Eltron SOLKITS thermal solar systems have SRCC OG100 system certification. Each solar closed loop system includes SOL 27 PREMIUM flat plate collector panel(s) and mounting hardware, SB/ SBB storage tank with heat exchanger(s), pump station with expansion tank, temperature/pressure gauges, pressure relief and check valves, and controller unit with corresponding sensors. There is a 10-year warranty on Stiebel Eltron solar panels and tanks.

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FAFCO, Inc. FAFCO's Connected and Separated Tube systems are a choice for solar pool heating for in-ground swimming pools. Their thermal collectors are high performing solar systems that can heat swimming pools for beyond the few warm pool days of summer. Just as important, homeowners won’t have to pay a dime in swimming pool heating bills. They have a wide range of panel sizes for all styles, shapes, and sizes of swimming pools. Made in the U.S.A. since 1969.

Sinexcel, Inc. The modular SINEXCEL PDS-750K series DCDC Converter can support 500-1500Vdc for both battery and PV strings and could be used for flexible scenarios in most applications for both front-ofmeter and behind-the-meter markets. The IP54 cabinet supports up to 8 modules, and can be used with both existing PV plants and new installations to optimize the energy generation and usage. The IP65/NEMA3S rated 100kW DC module could be used alone or in parallel with an independent outdoor battery cabinet. North American Clean Energy


2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Test & Measurement EYE Lighting International Applied Optix

Solmetric Solmetric announces the latest version of the Data Analysis Tool software for compiling and reporting PV Analyzer I-V curve data. New in version 5.9 (compared to version 4.3) are a new user interface with many more options, including the ability to compare string measurements to combiner box averages, filter table data by array location, and set limit checks in absolute or % relative-to-mean. It also includes improvements to the reports, including the ability to select which data to include, pagination, and larger charts. There have also been major improvements in run time, and many bug fixes.

Applied Optix designs, builds, and sells scientific and industrial test lighting systems using full spectrum, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light sources. Solar Simulation is the most all encompassing category and focuses on the use of light sources that produce full-spectrum, ultraviolet, or infrared energy applied to a target surface. Test characteristics may include emissions, environmental chambers, material testing, photovoltaics, thermal expansion, and others. Xenon or metal halide lamp based environmental/weathering chambers are used for strategic research and development, or standards based testing.

Q-Lab Corporation Q-Lab Corporation is a global provider of material durability testing products. They design and manufacture standard test substrates as well as weathering, light stability, and corrosion testers. In addition, contract test services which include accelerated laboratory testing are available at Q-Lab Florida, Q-Lab Arizona, Q-Lab Deutschland, and Q-Lab China. Outdoor exposure testing for weathering, lightfastness, and corrosion are available at Q-Lab Florida and Q-Lab Arizona.

TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc. TÜV Rheinland has supported the renewable energy industry with their expertise, certification capabilities, and quality assurance experience for over 30 years. Their solar and power electronics services include testing and certification for PV power plants, PV modules, Balance of System (BOS) components, energy storage systems, and solar thermal technology, along with providing market access services, training, and consulting. They also provide field evaluation services for installed solar and power equipment to test for electrical shock and fire hazards.

Testing & Certification | Testing Chambers

Advanced Test Equipment Corp. (ATEC) Advanced Test Equipment Corp. (ATEC) provides test instrument rentals, sales, service, and calibration, equipping test engineers with a broad range of power, solar, and environmental test systems for affordable rental rates. ATEC will guide users to a system like the NH Research 9300, and provide them with the customer care and technical expertise they’ve implemented since their inception in 1981.

ICC-ES The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), a program of ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), is a certifier and standards developer for solar heating and cooling products in North America. Their certifications and listings are designed to help manufacturers comply with regulatory requirements in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean Region. Their performance ratings provide independent measure of the performance of products used by incentive programs and consumers. They certify solar thermal collectors, solar domestic water heaters, solar pool heaters, and solar air heaters, and offer listings for major codes and standards applying to solar heating and cooling products in North America.

NH Research (NHR) NH Research’s Regenerative Grid Simulator (9410) is a unique four-quadrant bi-directional AC/DC source that simulates the utility voltage and regenerates power sourced by grid-tied inverters. Greater than 90% of power is returned to the facility thereby providing significant energy savings. The 9410 is used as a grid simulator, or emulator for testing PV inverters and other grid-tied products for compliance to IEEE 1547, UL 1741, and global industry standards. A wide-range of AC conditions can be emulated including phase imbalance (in voltage and/or phase angle relationship), voltage sag, frequency changes, and harmonic injection.



Thermal Insulation

Innovative Insulation Innovative Insulation’s Radiant Barrier insulation material is cost-effective, easy to install, and compatible with existing insulation. It reflects 95% to 97% of radiant heat back to its source, effectively reducing heating and cooling bills, and the amount of solar energy needed to power a home or business. It does not interfere with the function of solar panels. Innovative Insulation manufactures Radiant Barrier products for various uses that include Super R radiant barrier thin-sheet reflective insulation, recommended for house wrap and attic applications; Tempshield reflective bubble insulation for metal buildings, walls, basements, crawl spaces, and packing; and Temptrol, a metalized, flexible reflective insulation fabric used for solar screens, tents, and curtains. Innovative Insulation’s Radiant Barrier products and solar panels are an energy and cost saving combination.

Tools Slick Tools, LLC Fluke Corporation For surveying, installing, executing maintenance, or checking performance of solar panels or a photovoltaic system, the Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter provides the four critical measurements needed all in one easy-to-use tool. Make instantaneous measurements to determine the watt per square meter solar irradiation, required by IEC 62446-1 standard. Measure temperature by either placing the meter directly on the panel or by connecting the external probe. Find cardinal direction with the compass, and verify inclination of a roof or panel with the tilt function.

Bulletproof PV animal guards can quickly be formed from wire mesh using the AG Bender from Slick Tools. Adjustable profile fits any flushmount PV array. Pre-formed wire mesh is self-supporting and requires fewer fasteners. It can be installed before the panels on roof edges, eliminating ladder work. Reduces wrist/finger strain from manual bending. Available for purchase or rent.

FTC Solar Voyager is a next generation, single-axis 2P tracker solution that is producing enhanced power yields around the world. Voyager lowers balance-of-system costs through a design that reduces maintenance and engineering that facilitates lean construction methods. Voyager requires no special tools. It features only 7 posts per tracker and employs a fast and simplified module attachment method. The balanced DC string architecture reduces the overall DC wiring. Voyager adapts to difficult terrain and offers 60m row configuration achieving optimum MW per acre and minimal grading. Voyager is also optimized for bifacial performance.


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McCann Equipment, Ltd. McCann Equipment Ltd. is a multi-branch Canadian industrial tool distributor, specializing in the sale, service, and rental of torque and tensioning products. Their services include the repair, calibration, and certification of torque tools (manual, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic), transducers, and testers. Additionally, they certify air pressure gauges and hydraulic gauges as well as tension calibration testers (Skidmore). Each of the company’s branch offices is ISO 17025 accredited. The scope and accreditation for each is available on their website.

WEH WEH designs and manufactures high-quality nozzles, breakaways, receptacles, filters, and check valves for hydrogen refueling and has become a partner to the automotive industry in this technology. Safety, ease of operation, and the well-executed design make WEH H2 products a solution for manufacturers for H2 filling stations and fuel cell vehicles worldwide.

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Port Industries Hydramaxx trenchers and plows are designed for one pass installation of electrical cable, conduit, ground wire, and caution tape. Whether plowing in cable, or requiring an open ditch, Port Industries has the equipment, guide arms, and lay boxes to meet any collection systems specific requirements. Port Industries works closely with their renewable energy customers to develop the best guide and lay box designs, considering the specific requirements for cable spacing and backfill/compaction.

DEGER Canada, Inc. DEGER is a manufacturer with a large product portfolio of single and dual-axis solar tracking systems. Their market position is based on Maximum Light Detection (MLD) technology. The MLD-sensor constantly aligns the connected solar modules to the point that achieves a 42.9% greater yield on average than fixed systems.



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Solar FlexRack FTC Solar

Nevados Engineering

Voyager+ is the newest innovation from FTC Solar, designed upon the current Voyager platform to accommodate 500w and 600w large format modules. Voyager+ now combines all existing engineering design with a more robust architecture. Voyager+ requires no special tools, features only 7 posts per tracker, and employs patented fast and simple module attachment method while adapting to challenging terrain and maintaining bifacial optimization.

The Nevados All Terrain Tracker cost-effectively fits to natural flat, sloped, and rolling terrain. Its flexible bearing designs eliminate extensive civil construction costs and increase land access. With the Nevados ATT, installation is made simple with drop in torque tubes, auto-aligning bearings, and self-aligning module brackets. Nevados incorporates innovative structural, control, and software solutions to optimize power generation on slopes from 0-37%, all at flat-land pricing. Their experienced team will provide guidance to optimize civil engineering, foundation design, and project layouts.

Solar FlexRack’s G3-X Series reduces installation time due to its adaptability to any pile solution, automatic system squaring, pre-drilled holes, and slot-to-slot connections. The G3-X leverages the company’s install base of over 2GW to deliver high quality, pre-assembled ground mount systems which accommodate up to 20% slope.

IDEEMATEC IDEEMATEC’s Horizon L:TEC offers an advanced zero loss bifacial, tracker solution. Available in both 1P and 2P options, IDEEMATEC trackers are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. The L:TEC range pairs the locking mechanism with their decoupled drive technology. Each table can be installed at an angle of up to 20° from the previous table, eliminating the need for complex grading works. L:TEC comes with a 15-year system warranty for structural and mechanical components as standard. At 30% fewer parts than the average system, L:TEC simplifies the installation process, expands project lifespan, and delivers maintenance costs savings.

Nextracker Nextracker’s flagship solar tracking solution, NX Horizon one-in-portrait (1P) smart solar tracker system, delivers low LCOE and 50GW have been shipped to over 40 countries worldwide. NX Horizon’s reliable self-powered motor and control system, balanced mechanical design, and independentrow architecture provide project design flexibility while lowering operations and maintenance costs. With its self-aligning module rails and vibration-proof fasteners, NX Horizon can be easily and rapidly installed while the self-powered, decentralized architecture allows each row to be commissioned in advance of site power and is designed to withstand high winds and other adverse weather conditions.

Solar FlexRack Solar FlexRack’s reliable TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac bundles an advanced tracker design with full, top-tier engineering and project support services to safeguard solar projects and portfolios from unexpected costs. An easy tracker to install, TDP 2.0 features smart backtracking to reduce row shading and maximize energy yields; rotational range of 110° (± 55°); and 10% slope tolerance to reduce civil work and project costs.

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The OMCO Origin Bifacial Tracker features an open back-side design that delivers high energy yield and uniform irradiance ensuring long-term production. The foldable, pre-assembled module frame ensures quick, easy installation. Combining design innovation with factory-direct production efficiencies, this versatile, 2-in-landscape tracker delivers performance and economic value.

Soltec America, LLC SFOne is the 1P single-axis tracker with a double row by Soltec. This tracker combines the mechanical simplicity with the expertise of Soltec for more than 17 years. Specially designed for larger 72 and 78 cell modules, this tracker is self-powered thanks to its dedicated module, with traduces into a low cost-operational power supply. The SFOne counts on a full-wireless system and Open Thread mesh network. Its TMS is incorporated for full PV plant control and achieves the communication in the plan with low latency.



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STI Norland The STI-H250 single-axis PV tracker is a sixth generation dual-row solar tracker was designed in 2017 to obtain high LCOE. The optimized structure of the STI-H250 allows one motor to move 120 modules and is specially designed for uneven terrain and where the orography has significant changes in gradient. It includes wireless communication and a single self-powered motor that moves the two rows. It benefits from a rotation range of 110º as well as IEC 62817, UL 3707, and UL 2703 certifications.

STracker STrackers are elevated dual-axis tracking systems delivering technology and performance. Their 28-module arrays accurately follow the sun all day with a minimum 14ft ground clearance at all times. The high-efficiency and robust STrackers safely shade parking lots, agricultural/industrial operations, and picnic areas while generating clean solar energy. UL 3703 listed.

The Sunfolding T29 Single Axis Tracker delivers design flexibility with variable-length trackers that fill sites of any shape or size, and minimizes earthwork on all terrain types. Sunfolding’s low parts count means installation crews carry out fewer tasks while following repeatable, scalable processes. With lighter loads on each foundation, Sunfolding projects reduce embedment depth and use less steel. Their flat tabletop mounting surface also enables safe and rapid installation for any module.

ELTAŞ Transformatör A.Ş. ELTAŞ Transformatör A.Ş and wholly owned subsidiary, AG Power Systems, Inc. produce oil immersed solar transformers according to international standards, (IEC, ANSI/IEEE, BSI, DIN, etc.), eco design, or customer specific standards. Their product portfolio has been empowered with UL and cUL Listing (E513499) for pad mounted and substation transformers. Design features include; sealed design; low losses; K-rated; electrostatic screen; short circuit proof, ONAN, ONAF, or KNAN, KNAF cooling; mineral oil, natural, and synthetic ester fluids; cabinet or separate enclosures; and livefront, deadfront, or spade type bushings.

Suntrack by P4Q Suntrack by P4Q is a tracker controller product line from P4Q Electronics designed for single axis trackers for use in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects. The TCU 2020 provides functionality and reliability, and enables customers to increase uptime and profits. Input power options include grid-powered, self-powered, and now PV string-powered. This tracker controller can be directly powered from the solar panel array. Reliable and bankable with global supply and after-sales service. Compliant with international certifications.

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Sun and Steel Solar, LLC Sun and Steel Solar LLC has prototyped a simple and reliable single-axis tracker. Their design accepts all PV modules in a selectable variety of 2P, 2L, 3L, 4L, and 5L for the vast variety of wind regimes and cost targets. Their testing proved the fundamentals of cost reduction and wind interaction in their vision of fasterbetter-cheaper for CapEx, OPC, and OpEx. 2 patents + 6 pending to strategically reduce cost and risk while enhancing simplicity and reliability.

Valmont Utility offers a single axis tracker, the Convert TRJ. Convert TRJ features a robust structure with high tolerances for construction and topography, standard construction tooling, and only eight primary components. The wireless controls and string-powered motors provide a battery-free low-maintenance solution.

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2022 SOLAR BUYERS GUIDE Transportation | Logistics

Niagara Power Transformer For nearly 100 years Niagara has been designing and manufacturing transformers in Buffalo, NY. They have shipped over 75,000 transformers to 90 different countries in their 95+ year history. Their products comply with IEEE and government standards practiced throughout the world. Voltage capacities up to 50MVA base rating, 100MVA fan rating, 138kV, and 650kV BIL.

Logisticus Group Logisticus Group controls and operates multiple facilities across the country, can secure, up-fit, and manage operations and staff. Service specialties for ongoing and/or planned commercial solar and wind projects include standard/industrial warehousing, lay-downs, and warehouse management technologies with a multitude of options tailor-made to the needs of each customer and project. In addition to the offerings above, Logisticus also offers offloads/reloads; transports to project sites; tracks transport vehicles and inventory through the proprietary technology system (LTS), and much more.

CAB Solar - Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped CAB Solar’s Cable Management System is quick and easy to install, and provides savings in both labor and material costs. CAB’s Integrated Grounding option can further cut costs by providing both the EGC and GEC. Also available in 2022 are new designs in CAB Torque Tube Hangers, which are suitable for use with bifacial panels.

Pacific Coast Wire & Cable The new generation of commercial AC combiners is based on a platform that delivers maximum reliability with little to no maintenance, designed specifically to reduce thermal derating and avoid nuisance trips. Working hand in hand with all popular commercial string inverters, making them user-friendly and safe. The simple layout can be rapidly multiplied, particularly with large commercial rooftop systems. Installation flexibility is achieved with the ability to mount horizontally or vertically. Fuses can be ordered separately.

Virginia Transformer The Alliance of Virginia Transformer & Georgia Transformer Corporations provides 45 years of growth with technology, short lead time, wide range for main power transformers up to 400MVA / 345kV in core type, and up to 1400MVA in shell type and pad mount transformers up to 4MVA custom built to renewable energy characteristics. They also offer transformers for energy storage applications. Reliable, custom designed, and built to last the lifetime of the clean energy farm.

Solaris Global Solaris Global provides solutions to every step of the solar supply chain process. By offering options for transportation, warehousing, jobsite offloading, and value-added services, Solaris can handle any size project in any location. Solaris currently stores over 5GW of modules and racking materials and can set up storage and transportation options of any size, in any location, for any length of time, on a short notice.

Q CELLS USA Corp. Q CELLS provides utility-scale solar development, energy storage development, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services.

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AquaSoli, LLC AquaSoli Engineering offers loadtesting (Pull Tests) of ramming piles and helicals acc. to valid standards; ground surveys for mounting structures, roads, and transformer stations with design of the basement; chemical corrosion analysis; GPS field measurements of the site surface; 3D-model-generation; module array and layout planning; shadow optimized layout planning for solar fields based on AutoCad (Civil 3D) files as deliverables; electric string predesign of solar parks, including the forecast of power generation; and dewatering and erosion protection. They also offer ramming machines for rent and pile drivers for lease.



Trimark Associates, Inc. From Trimark’s SCADA system and revenue metering, to their meteorological stations (METs) and data reporting solutions, Trimark has all the experience, equipment, and expertise needed to ensure utility-scale solar sites are operating as efficiently as possible. Trimark’s solutions take the interests of various parties into account, maximizing productivity and revenue for site operators, while adhering to ISO requirements specific to different regions of the country, and thereby enhancing grid stability. Moreover, the scope of their services extends far beyond project completion through their Trimark Operations Center (TOC) service agreements.

Vegetation Management Burndy, LLC

Renu Robotics Renu Robotics’ Renubot can mow day or night, is safe and reliable, and significantly cuts vegetation management costs and carbon emissions. Renu has developed artificial intelligence for autonomous navigation and situational awareness via sensors. The Renubot recharges and is given updates in the Recharge Pod that protects it from changing climate conditions. The autonomous vehicles are supported by Mission Control, which oversees operations, collects secured and encrypted data, and provides continuous reporting to customers.

The WILEY Cable Hanger family is designed specifically to support cables via mounting or wire management holes in either the module frame or secured around a tracker bolt in a fast, easy one-step hook application. The WCH models are compatible with all common module frame geometries including First Solar Series 6 and are suitable for bi-facial modules. The round cross-section of the hanger ensures the cable insulation is protected from chafing in high wind and tracker applications. Offered in various materials, configurations, and bundle sizes. Custom options are available.


Nine Fasteners, Inc. Nine Fasteners’ line of solar wire management hangers is an option for module level wire management on ground mounted solar projects. NFI now offers their Hangers in both a small and large size, to meet a variety of installer needs. Both sizes are UL Listed to scope 1565 for positioning devices within a solar installation and have passed all necessary testing for this classification. In addition, both sizes are load rated to 50lbs. With their opening/closing functionality, the NFI Hangers can be reused even after performing panel/site maintenance in which they may have had to been removed.

SoftPaw is a module integrated wire management device that makes wire clips and zip ties obsolete. Being part of the frame wall, SoftPaw eliminates maintenance costs and reliability issues typically associated with wire management solutions. The module’s leads come preloaded into SoftPaw at typical use locations eliminating wire management in most cases. SoftPaw is sized to manage all cables within the array including those from the j-box, optimizer, microinverter, and homeruns at a cost equivalent to a few clips. SoftPaw is patent protected and available for licenses.

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AerosUSA AerosUSA’s high performance cable protection systems protect wiring in harsh environments such as solar and outdoor installations. New UL Listed / UL 1660 Conduits are used where ANSI 356, NFPA 70, and NEC Codes apply. These UL94VO conduits and fittings are flexible, lightweight, and are self-extinguishing and flame retardant. They can also be coupled with their new splitable frame Cable Entry System to make the installation of pre-terminated cables and conduits efficient and cost effective. These splitable frames include integrated gaskets, are NEMA 4 / 4X rated, and accept a variety of cable grommets depending on the cable OD.


PROVIDING SOLUTIONS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. ABO U T U S CSS is an independent, utility PV Operations and Maintenance provider in the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2014, CSS operates a fleet of over 600MWDC and provides third party owner’s representative and commissioning services on more than 2 GW of solar.

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INTERSOLAR NORTH AMERICA January 13th-15th, 2022 Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA


Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America come together for the first time in person January 13th-15th, 2022 in Long Beach, CA, connecting installers, developers, utilities, technology providers, policy makers, and key stakeholders from around the world to advance the clean energy future

Features just some of the companies and technologies attendees will see at this year’s show.

Simple and reliable single-axis tracker

Versatile mounting system

Energy management products

Sun and Steel Solar LLC has prototyped a mousetrap single-axis tracker. Founded on decades of construction and tracker experience, business-minded engineering, and multi-stakeholder input, their tracker accepts all PV modules in a selectable variety of formats (2P, 2L, 3L, 4L, 5L), for a 66m row with a chord range from 2m to 5.2m, supporting the vast variety of wind regimes and $/W price targets. Their testing proved the fundamentals of cost reduction and wind interaction, and supports their vision of meaningful improvements in CapEx, OPC, OpEx, reliability, and aesthetics. Their two patents and the six pending all strategically reduce cost and risk while enhancing simplicity and reliability.

SunModo’s patented NanoMount eliminates the need to lift shingles and dramatically reduces the installation time. The NanoMount has an Integrated Ultra Soft Weather Sealing gasket that covers the entire bottom of the mount and is recessed to ensure proper compression. The Ultra Soft material conforms to uneven roof surfaces. Pre-assembled sealing washers come with either lag bolt or decking screws to prevent water penetration. NanoMount has the flexibility to cover a wide range of scenarios and preferences with its versatile base that can be used for either rafter or deck mounting.

KG Technologies, Inc.’s energy management products provide switching, measuring, and protecting energy storage and load applications. KGT has an extensive product line of energy management products including latching relays, current transformers, HVDC contactors, and smart circuit breakers. KGT also offers their knowledge and expertise to assist customers with their product development. By customizing and integrating switching and measuring components with in-house solutions, KGT can help reduce components and shorten the supply chain.

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SunModo Corp.

KG Technologies, Inc.

Versatile and compatible ground screw solutions American Ground Screw solutions effectively anchor solar arrays without concrete footings or deep foundations. Their system of ground screws are adaptable to any terrain and racking system, and are compatible with all static and tracking photovoltaic systems. American Ground Screw solutions are easy and affordable to install, building code-compliant, and accessible to people however they need it. American Ground Screw solutions are International Code Council (ICC) certified.

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Turnkey engineering, fabrication, and construction From concept to as-built, TorcSill’s turnkey engineering, fabrication, and construction approach is suited for the challenges faced by the renewables industry. In addition to the value-added through its vertical integration, TorcSill’s modular helical pile foundations offer its customers countless advantages throughout the project development and execution processes, such as no spoils or vibrations, a sustainable footprint, and schedule compression.



Pre-fabricated solar support systems Baja Carports designs, engineers, and installs prefabricated solar steel carports nationwide. They engineer to specific design criteria, from 20lbs live load to 175mph wind to 90lbs snow load, to meet their customer’s unique project requirements, providing a cost effective layout utilizing different steel products, cold form steel, 3 plate, hot rolled wide flange, etc. Their in-house project team of engineers, project management, and certified installation crews self-perform all aspects of solar steel carport construction to deliver from initial design to project execution.


Baja Carports

Booth 1045

Booth 529

North American Clean Energy


Intersolar North America & Energy Storage North America

Inverter repair services Since 1913, TEAMSESCO has provided repair solutions for numerous industries across the country. Over the past decade, through their engineering and R&D team, TEAMSESCO has fully developed repair procedures and associated load testing abilities to provide quality repairs on many major electronic components within the wind and solar industries. Their exclusive load test center gives them the ability to thoroughly test power sections from many inverters and converter systems including ABB, AE, GE, Kaco, Schneider, Semikron, SMA, Sunpower, and more. TEAMSESCO can provide customer service, cost savings, and improved lead time to get their customers’ equipment running.


Booth 2247

Easy to assemble earth anchor system

Adaptive solar racking systems

Racking solutions for all projects and soil types

Osprey PowerPlatform by Nuance Energy is a patented earth anchor foundation system (US Patent #10,622,938 B2) that saves EPCs and solar installers time and money and is available in 43 states. The new 100% modular design uses universal and interchangeable parts for multiple combinations and table sizes. Prekitted hardware and steel components deliver on pallets in box trucks (not flatbed), to reduce freight cost and material handling time. No component is longer than 85", so its easy to install. The new Osprey PowerJack is a handheld installation tool that quickly and easily “Load Tests" earth anchor foundations to 3400lbs in realtime soil conditions. No geotechnical reports and no 3rd party inspections.

AceClamp is a manufacturer of precision-engineered snow retention and solar mounting systems. It also manufacturers its own High-Velocity Hurricane Zone Racking System for the solar industry. Its most recent innovation is called Solar Snap. It is an adaptive, easy-to-install racking system built to withstand harsh weather conditions and winds up to Cat 4. Designed to work with any of AceClamp's metal roof clamps, it's a solution for SSMR, Island Style Cement Cover Board Roofing, and Single-Ply. Fully assembled components make for an easy-touse, fast-installing product. The unique cross-platform design adapts to all roof types, resulting in less inventory to maintain.

Two of APA Solar Racking systems are the TITAN and Ready Rack systems. APA’s TITAN pile system uses a single driven pile and has adjustable hole patterns for in-the-field adjustments. With its 3-rail asymmetrical design and low part count per MW, the TITAN is a pile system solution for installers. A second option that is a cost competitive alternative to a pile approach is the Ready Rack system with helical foundations. Helicals give the added benefit of managing loose and sandy soils and are suitable for sites where driven piles are untenable due to low skin friction. APA’s Ready Rack system is a cost effective alternative that comes standard with helicals, or can be swapped out with ground screws or a ballast foundation.

Nuance Energy


APA Solar Racking (APA)

Booth 2127

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Booth 1130

American made module level wire management Nine Fasteners, Inc.’s proprietary line of stainless steel, module level wire management clips are UL Listed to scope 1565 in both the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the UL Listing, all clips are produced in the United States with U.S. milled steel and a rolled outer edge for maximum wire safety. Nine Fasteners also provides a variety of standard, 90° and 180° clips.

Nine Fasteners

Booth 1517

COMPLETE SUPPLIER FOR ALL TYPES OF SOLAR PANEL CLEANING EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES KSolara FK2/FK3 •Faster cleaning of ground mount systems •Cleans a range of panel sizes configurations •Less labor and water to clean panels

Versatile, componentbased ground mount system AEROCOMPACT’s COMPACTGROUND is a low-profile aerodynamic ground mount system offered as a 15° or 20° south-oriented and a 10° eastwest-oriented system. This versatile component-based system is quick to install with minimal tools, which greatly reduces installation time. It can be installed using ground screws or ballasts where ground penetration is prohibited.

Made in the USA power transformers Sustainably energizing the world’s future since 1971, Virginia Transformer is a US-owned supplier of eco-friendly pad-mounted, skid-mounted, and main power transformers for renewable energy projects. With four locations, they offer a wide product range and short lead times. Their products are designed to achieve a 60-year service life and are proudly Made in the USA. MBE and ISO 90001 certified.


Virginia Transformer

Booth 2139

Booth 1923

Innovative solar mounting solutions Sola-Tecs C Series Brush

QuickBOLT’s combination of QB2 + BoltSeal technology allow installers to install solar on asphalt shingle roofs more efficiently than ever. Another line of mounts to look out for are their Stone Coated Steel roof hooks, designed in partnership with metal roof manufacturers; Decra, Boral, and Isaiah. Their SCS roof mounts work on all metal tile profiles.

•Uses up to 40% less water than

other available alternatives •Cleans faster and can be customized to work on almost any site •Most efficient and universal brush available

(530)407-7927 |




Booth 1536

Cost effective and versatile access road construction The GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System is a cost-effective and versatile way to construct access roads one time for foundation construction, solar farm component delivery, and maintenance access. The GEOWEB access road system’s inherent strength, through the confinement of infill, virtually eliminates the need to maintain and reconstruct roads subjected to heavy traffic. GEOWEB geocells drastically reduce required cross-sections because the 3D system delivers increased strength to non-cohesive soils such as sand and recycled concrete/asphalt. Construct strong access roads on sites with abundant sand or waste rock without the need to import expensive aggregate. Additionally, GEOWEB geocells can be used to control erosion at challenging site locations by confining aggregate or topsoil/vegetation.

Real time solar business visibility SolarSuccess built on NetSuite, is a solution designed for residential, commercial, and utilityscale solar installers and developers to accelerate soft cost reduction and increase profitability. With SolarSuccess, users get real-time visibility on all areas of their solar business, including: instant update on project status, costs, sales, profitability, project timelines, inventory, pricing, AR and AP; project-specific document management; solar business-based custom KPIs, dashboards, and alerts; solar-specific project templates for storing documents, tracking milestones, and interacting with financiers; visibility into key financial and operational metrics that impact office and field labor. Users can collaborate and communicate easily between teams and different departments to share data from a single data source, using bluChat, which enables all authorized users to interact directly on a problem record for faster issue resolution.

Presto Geosystems

Blu Banyan

Booth 2232

Booth 1618

Maintenance-free and lightweight batteries Designed for true drop-in replacement in a standard BCI Grp 31 case size, Rolls R12-150LFP lithium model offers a maintenance-free and lightweight flooded and SLA alternative with fast charge/discharge capability, 150 Amp-Hour rated capacity, built-in BMS with operating protections, up to 4x series and 4x parallel connectivity for 48V system configuration, and exceptional cycle life (>6000 cycles @ 80% DOD, >3000 cycles @ 100% DOD), backed by a 3-year full replacement manufacturer warranty.

Powerful, portable battery The Mango Power Move is a portable battery for solar lovers. Its powerful 2.3kWh battery makes it suitable for life in an RV or camp site, where it can easily charge phones, laptops, as well as more heavy-duty appliances. With 2000Wac output, or up to 3300W in a surge, it can handle tough jobs, whether welding or running power tools far away from wall sockets. The Mango Power Move provides 19 different ports for charging various devices, including a 120V@30A port specially for the RV, and a unique 40A home backup port. It also includes two wireless charging pads for smartphones.

Rolls Battery Engineering

Mango Future Technology, Inc

Booth 1141

Booth 1623

Plug-and-play EV charging system solutions

Rail-less mounting system

Fuel by Shoals EV Charging System Solutions is a prefabricated plug-and play above-ground solution for rapid deployment of EV charging stations, compatible with any charger OEM. It allows EV charging systems to be installed in about a day, at a low installed cost, with high quality and reliability.

The RockIt system conforms to UL 2703 and is a railless racking system for use on a variety of roof types including composition shingle, tile (flat, S, and W), and metal roofs. Designed in conjunction with solar installers, the RockIt System quickly and easily installs with the use of just a single tool.

Shoals Technologies Group


Booth 1011

Booth 1859

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Intersolar North America & Energy Storage North America

Metal roof mount attachments

Improved rooftop installation

Systems to prevent bolt self-loosening

Solar mounts not requiring membrane welding

Solar Connections International is a provider of roof mount attachments for metal roofs, including standing seam, corrugated, and R-Panel/Ag style metal roof panels. An L-Foot can be easily attached for a rail install or use their patented, UL 2703/1703 Solar Connection Kit which is a fully rail-less solution.

The Pegasus Rail System was designed in collaboration with contractors to improve rooftop installation at every step. Splice instantly, without tools or interference. The Multi-Clamp can be used both as a mid- and end-clamp, for frames 30mm to 40mm thick. Wire is easily manage for life, with no zip ties. Instantly bond rows without tools or wire.

HEICO Fastening System’s family of wedge lock washers ensures the durability of BoS components over the 25-30 year lifecycle of an installation. HEICO-LOCK Wedge Lock Washers, Wedge Lock Nuts, and the recently introduced Combi-Washer prevents loose bolts under severe environmental conditions, and avoids the costly consequences of loose bolts for the life of the application. They are reusable and allow for future system upgrades, without requiring costly/fragile tools, and without damaging component surfaces.

OMG offers a full line of PowerGrip Solar Mounts for securing solar arrays on commercial roofs. Their latest PowerGrip Universal 7 product is a strong mount, can be used on any commercial roof, and does not require membrane welding for a secure, watertight, installation. OMG PowerGrips are designed to reduce or eliminate ballast, so there’s less weight, material handling, and labor on the roof, and all provide a direct connection to the structural deck for maximum strength. In addition, PowerGrips are installed without the need to cut open or ‘core’ the roof.

Solar Connections Intl.

Booth 1441

Pegasus Solar

Booth 1451

HEICO Fastening Systems

Solar cable management CAB Solar Cable Management’s patented Cable Management System with Integrated Grounding can provide both the EGC and GEC. CAB’s strong, durable multi-carrier hangers are quick and easy to install and are Intertek Safety Listed. CAB Solar Torque Tube Hangers for under panel cable management offer fast, snap-on installation and are suitable for bifacial panels.

Booth 2140

OMG Solar

Booth 1730

CAB Solar

Booth 2124

Design-build expertise

Solar warning labels

Over the past 15 years, Rosendin has helped their clients harness and deliver over 30GW of clean, renewable energy. Their dedicated Rosendin Renewable Energy Group engages clients early in the project development phase to impart critical constructability, system performance, and service consideration information prior to the final design. They have provided extensive design-build expertise for solar (DG and utility-scale), BESS, and wind projects. To date, Rosendin has successfully completed over 300 projects in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam, ranging from 250KW to over 640MW.

PV Labels now offers an 85-piece 2020 NEC Requirement (ANSI 535.4) Label Pack. This will help the homeownerinstaller or contractor fulfill final inspection requirements with ease. PV Labels’ NEC Packs are premium labels manufactured to withstand the most demanding outdoor environments. They offer high quality vinyl and reflective materials. When paired with outdoor rated, UV resistant lamination, users can be assured their high resolution, screen-printed labels will last through any environmental demands. 2020 NEC Packs are in stock and ready to ship same day.


PV Labels

Booth 2045

Booth 503

Large single residential battery The eVault Max is an all-in-one solution for residential and commercial applications. This lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery comes includes serviceable top cover access making installation simple and worry-free. The Battery Management System (BMS) has been improved to scale up to 20 units (370kWh) and provides closed-loop communications with hybrid inverters, Fortress power also provides US-based technical support to make installation efficient from start to finish.

Fortress Power

Booth 1144



Accelerated installation of utility-scale ground mounts Solar Installation Machines, LLC is the creator of the Modulator ecosystem, that includes semi-autonomous machines and design software aimed at the accelerated installation of largescale ground-mount solar systems. The Modulator ecosystem consists of PV plant design software that assists with equipment layout and logistics of scheduling delivery and installation of materials, together with the custom semi-autonomous machines that install those materials. The prototype of the first Modulator Uno machine is a fully-electric semi-autonomous vehicle that is compatible with Sollega’s FR510 ballasted racking solution.

Solar Installation Machines, LLC

Powerful residential hybrid inverter

Cable triplexing solution

Eliminate customer overload calls with 15kWac power (30kW peak), and truck rolls to add or subtract missing backup circuits, and speed up install with Sol-Ark's incorporated 200A whole-home UPS transfer switch. The inverter covers multiple applications: small (9kW), large (15kW), and home/ small commercial (15kW x 9 stacked = up to 135kW). Sol-Ark also supports portable and standby generators, including Gen and Grid peak shaving. The 9kW/15kW comes with 2/3 MPPT's of 20A (500V) for a total of 4/6 strings. Outdoor and indoor rated. Utility communications, open ADR2.0. closed-loop communications, and UL9540 with many battery providers.

The VelociWrapper is an MV cable triplexing solution that is fast, cheap in materials, and provides a finished product with a tightly wrapped, triplexed bundle. Self-powered and self-operating, the machine requires no external power connections, has no motor, and is rotated by the twine being pulled through a patented pulley system. The VelociWrapper idea came when a couple of guys with a lot of wind farm and solar farm experience, as well as equipment design experience, came together to figure out a way to triplex and bundle cable.


Reliable PV connectors Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.’s more than 25 years of experience and track record in connecting complex photovoltaic (PV) systems worldwide enable them to create long-term value. With quality product solutions and services for eBoS (electrical Balance of Systems) applications in PV plants, they make projects reliable and efficient. Individually tailored to their customers’ needs, they provide all the relevant elements needed for collaboration. The MC4 family of PV connectors are rated up to 1500V UL, 70A, and are available for 14 through 8 AWG cable configurations.


Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.

Booth 1022

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High powered string inverters Solis 75kw - 100kW series highpower string inverters are widely used in industrial and commercial rooftops. Solis’ new three-phase string inverter has maximum 28 stings input, support “Y” type connections on the DC side. Maximum string input current is 13A and supports bifacial modules access as well as anti PID function to improve system efficiency. High precision intelligent strings monitoring reduces fault location time. Other features include: >150% DC/AC ratio; night SVG function; 8/9/10 MPPTs, max. efficiency 98.8% (CEC efficiency 98.3%); intelligent string monitoring, smart I-V curve scan; IP66; CA Rule 21 compliant and UL 1741 SA Certified; globally recognized branded components for long life; supports aluminum wire to reduce cost; and remote firmware upgrades with simple operation with Solis Monitoring5.

GEOWEB® Geocells BETTER BUILT INFRASTRUCTURE Economical & Low-Maintenance Access Roads The GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System is the most cost-effective and versatile way to construct access roads ONE TIME for foundation construction, solar farm component delivery, and maintenance access. • Virtually Maintenance-Free • Utilize On-Site Fill • Drastically Reduced Cross-Section


Ginlong Technologies Co., Ltd.

Booth 637 North American Clean Energy


SOLAR AND ENERGY STORAGE NORTHEAST IS NOW... RE+ NORTHEAST February 23rd-24th, 2022 Westin Boston Seaport District Boston, MA


Optimized, high efficiency solar panels Aptos Solar’s high-efficency solar panels are optimized with their patented Dula Nano Absorber (DNA) technology. They paired advanced selective emitter PERC technology with thin film layers to improve heat tolerance, increase photon capture, minimize resistive loss, and use 5% more of the available active area for optimal power performance. Their new line of DNA solar panels utilize M10 wafer technology which increases the efficiency and power output of the solar panel. They offer their customers a 30-year warranty.

Aptos Solar

This event was designed to serve and advance this market by bringing together buyers and suppliers in solar and energy storage to explore business solutions, new technologies, policy initiatives, and other market factors. Join conversations with industry buyers, suppliers, distributors, consultants, and more to explore solutions, exchange ideas, and discover new technologies.

Features just some of the companies and technologies attendees will see at this year’s show.

Low cost, high performance mounting system SurTurf Ground Mount is suitable for solar installers looking for a low cost high performance system that can accommodate a wide variety of soil conditions. The streamlined design combines the simplicity of a pipe-based system with next-level engineering. No drilling is required to attach the aluminum rails to the horizontal pipe. The innovative swivel pipe cap kit can accommodate terrains up to 27% slope east-west. Combine SunTurf with their Ground Screws or Augers and do a complete install of a 15kW system with only one day on the job site.

SunModo Corp.

Outdoor rated modular ESS

Dual post racking system

Introducing the Fortress Power Energy Storage System (ESS) (100kw/372.7kWh). Using their Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) chemistry, this outdoor-rated modular ESS can be easily expanded to 3.72MWh capacity to meet any energy storage system needs. Suitable for peak-shaving and load-shifting for time-of-use savings while connected to the grid, the ESS uses real-time, reactive power compensation to improve power quality. The ESS also offers the flexibility of off-grid mode for standalone backup power to provide total control over the power system. U.S.-based sales and technical support along with turnkey installation make installing and operating the ESS simple and straightforward.

APA’s TITAN Duo dual post system with ground screws was designed specifically for markets with topography and rocky soils. The system features telescoping posts to adjust for topography and has liberal slope tolerances. Rock screws mitigate foundation risk and are designed to combat frost heave. Pre-drilling, if necessary, is done with standard equipment and can streamline the installation. The asymmetrical 3-rail design is suitable for bifacial modules and is 2 High Portrait to maximize split cell module production. The TITAN Duo has a low part count per MW, integrated wire management, and a patented gravity clip that reduces module install time by 30%. The TITAN hardware is also available with a single driven pile.

Fortress Power

APA Solar Racking (APA)

Rail-based mounting system

Ground-mount racking manufacturer and installer

The ClickFit System conforms to UL 2703 is a fast installing rail-based system. Their newly enhanced ClickFit L-Foot features a pre-installed rail bolt that, along with the Click-In rail assembly, allows the ClickFit rails to be set and clamped securely in place. For tile, composition shingle, and metal roofs.

Solar Foundations USA is a UL 2703 Certified ground mount racking manufacturer and installer for residential and commercial systems. Their engineered stamped structural drawings result in a UL Certified racking system with a 25-year limited product warranty. They provide installation of piles, structural steel, and all of the racking, panel mounting hardware, and grounding products for the panels and rails. (Panels not included.)




Solar Foundations USA, Inc.

Time saving mounting solutions Installers have saved entire days on roof installation periods thanks to QuickBOLT's solutions. Install for less cost and less energy with QB2 for Asphalt Shingle and bring in new income sources with Stone Coated Steel roof mounts, designed in partnership with metal roof manufacturers.


Fastener products for industrial solar energy Sanlin Fastener has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in the fastener industry. They design, sample, tool, and manufacture in China, offering bolts, nuts, screws, and solar clips. They have recently expanded their market to include solar energy solution manufacturers, providing clips for racking. They currently serve customers throughout the America, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. They comprehensively carry ISO9001, IS16949, ISO14001, ISO45001, and CE Certificate quality management system and ERP management system to improve management efficiency. And they use advanced production equipment and test equipment to control of product quality.

Sanlin Fastener Inc.



APRIL 25-28, 2022 | NEW ORLEANS REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 17! Join us at the 2022 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition for a can’t-miss opportunity to reconnect with the T&D community. Through our unmatched technical program and expansive exhibit floor, you’ll be equipped to tackle the most important topics driving change, including the electrification of infrastructure, increasing resiliency, and much more.

High power, durable modules The HiKu CS3N-MS module is engineered to be strong. Whether it be high wind loads for homes in Puerto Rico or Florida, or high snow loads in Alaska, Minnesota, or Maine, the CS3N-MS product is suitable for any home and tough enough to withstand almost anything mother nature can throw at it. With high power options up to 425W, this module reduces installation time, complexity, and cost. Customers can choose from the high wattage white or the premium all black aesthetics to look great while producing power from a product that is warrantied for 25 years and backed by Canadian Solar.

Canadian Solar




Intersolar North America

Long Beach Convention Center – Long Beach, CA;


Energy Storage North America

Long Beach Convention Center – Long Beach, CA;


Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West

Hilton Denver City Center Hotel and Conference Center – Denver, CO;


CanREA’s Operations Summit 2022

Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre – Toronto, ON;


RE+ Northeast

Westin Boston Seaport District – Boston, MA;


Community Solar Power Forum

Westin Boston Seaport District – Boston, MA;

MARCH 07-09

Solar + Wind Finance & Investment Summit

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ;


2022 ACP O&M and Safety Conference

Hotel Del Coronado – San Diego, CA;


NABCEP 2022 CE Conference

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown – Phoenix, AZ;

APRIL 20-21

RE+ Texas

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ;


IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – New Orleans, LA;

MAY 11-12

RE+ Southeast

Georgia World Congress Center – Atlanta, GA;


CLEANPOWER 2022 Conference & Exhibition

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – San Antonio, TX;

JUNE 24-26

The Energy Fair

TBD – Wisconsin;

JULY 12-14

Solar Power & Storage Mexico

Poliforum León – Guanajuato, Mexico;



Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA;


RE+ Florida

TBD – Miami, FL;

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