Case Study — How a Solar Farm Used Load Bank Testing to Simulate the Grid

By relying on load bank testing to commission its facilities, E Light Electric, a renewable energy company, realized major benefits. E Light Electric specializes in constructing large-scale renewable projects. The … Continue reading “Case Study — How a Solar Farm Used Load Bank Testing to Simulate the Grid”


ComRent Grid Emulation and Witness Testing for Solar PV Power Plants

Solar PV power plants must test each operational element of the inverters and solar modules to be properly commissioned and connected to the grid. Testing quickly helps to meet production … Continue reading “ComRent Grid Emulation and Witness Testing for Solar PV Power Plants”


Alternative Commissioning for Solar PV Power Plants

To meet production deadlines and begin producing commercial power as quickly as possible, the complete solar PV power plants, including the operation of the inverters and solar modules, must be … Continue reading “Alternative Commissioning for Solar PV Power Plants”


PV Solar Facility Commissioning: Save Time and Money Using Load Bank Testing

Designing and building a solar energy plant is a capital-intensive project that requires coordination of labor, components, schedules and regulatory compliance which produces costs in the millions of dollars. According … Continue reading “PV Solar Facility Commissioning: Save Time and Money Using Load Bank Testing”


NRECA TechAdvantage Conference Prepares for the Smart Grid

A main theme at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference in New Orleans, LA this week is preparing electric cooperatives (co-ops) for the smart grid, which included focus on integrating utility solar … Continue reading “NRECA TechAdvantage Conference Prepares for the Smart Grid”


Solar and Energy Storage Investments Predicted to Boom in Asia

Many are investing billions of dollars on smart grid, storage, and renewable energy in the Asia Pacific area. Transmission and distribution investments are predicted to climb to $126 billion in … Continue reading “Solar and Energy Storage Investments Predicted to Boom in Asia”


Four Key Trends Expected in the Solar Power Industry

Four key topics were discussed a few weeks ago at the solar industry’s largest event, Solar Power International. These four themes are expected to be trends for the industry throughout … Continue reading “Four Key Trends Expected in the Solar Power Industry”


Xcel Proposes Two Solar-storage Projects in Denver

Xcel Energy is taking on a new task to test battery storage for solar power in the Denver area. They have recently proposed a plan of adding two new storage … Continue reading “Xcel Proposes Two Solar-storage Projects in Denver”


Renewables Account for Over 60% of New Generation in 2015

For the first three quarters of 2015, renewables accounted for 60.2% of the new U.S. electricity generation capacity, according to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC). The cumulative installed capacity … Continue reading “Renewables Account for Over 60% of New Generation in 2015”


Bipartisan Coalition Launches Congressional Battery Storage Caucus

Energy storage has become a topic of conversation in Congress. Recently, a bipartisan duo of legislators announced that they have teamed up with the Energy Storage Alliance in an effort … Continue reading “Bipartisan Coalition Launches Congressional Battery Storage Caucus”

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