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Three Key Takeaways from Intersolar NA 2017

From July 11-13, 2017, Intersolar North America 2017 and ees North Americass combined forces to host an estimated 18,000 visitors at Moscone Center in San Francisco.  The SunLink team was busy this week meeting with customers, business partners, prospects and catching up with industry colleagues. While the expo and the conference overall seemed to be…

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The Energy Industry Needs to Take A Test Drive

Though self-driving cars for the masses are still a few years off, anyone who has spent time shopping for a new car lately can attest that the range of intelligent automotive design innovations now available is remarkable. Cars are able to park themselves, help drivers avoid collisions, serve as a connected device on wheels and…

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Three Things Solar is Doing Right, Right NOW

This post first appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. Follow CEO Michael Maulick on LinkedIn for future Pulse content. There is an enormous opportunity to revolutionize the trillion dollar energy sector with energy technology (EnTech) convergence solutions that bring the best technology to bear on energy’s biggest challenges. Right now, the solar industry’s top innovators are leveraging…

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What’s Next in Solar: Acceleration via Open Platforms

Historically, the solar industry has been guided by the philosophy that proprietary communication protocols and data privacy will protect market share and limit the growth of new competitors. In contrast, the tech sector has proven that exposing data to the creativity of others via open platforms is a more effective path to propel both company…

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What’s Next for Solar: Artificial Intelligence

There is arguably no hotter or more contentious topic in technology right now than artificial intelligence or machine learning – using algorithms to enable machines to mimic brain activity and “learn” things for themselves. How smart can we make our machines? Can scientists discover the ultimate algorithm that gives machines the power to understand the…

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What’s Next for Solar: NextGen Grid Security — Putting the Gates in Place

As we addressed in Part I of this article, grid security is perhaps the most critical element in the continued evolution of the energy sector. Every participant across the solar value chain – from hardware manufacturers to project owners –needs to aggressively neutralize the very real threat of cyberattacks. The energy industry is focused on…

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What’s Next for Solar? NextGen Grid Security — SCADA Systems

Over the last decade, companies in virtually every sector have adopted a wide range of technologies to cut costs, improve efficiencies and reach more markets: mobile first communication, Internet of Things data analytics, cloud computing, and more. Solar has been a late adopter of these innovations, but is now focused on the prospect of scaling…

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What’s Next for Solar? The Convergence of Energy & Technology

Accelerating solar’s downward cost curve is an exciting but daunting challenge—the faster and more effective companies are, the more competitive solar becomes in more markets. So far, prices have been reduced by focusing on improving hardware designs, optimizing supply chains, and improving installation methodologies. While it can be tempting to believe that there are no…

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2016: A Supply Chain Opportunity

With project activity at record highs while steel prices have fallen to new lows, the timing has never been better for project developers, EPCs and installers to lock in suppliers. LinkUp visited SunLink’s San Leandro warehouse to have a conversation with VPs of Supply Chain and Sales, Chuck Galbreath and Clara Nagy about 2016’s supply…

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How to Handle High Winds

No one in the industry has invested more time and money than SunLink in understanding the effects of wind on solar arrays, and how to mitigate the challenges those wind loads pose. But what do the more than 1000 wind tunnel runs; hundreds of different array, building and site models; and several of the world’s…

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