“Megawatt Design” was an ambitious new course for solar designers created by Ryan Mayfield and SolarPro Magazine in 2014. The course has been continuously improved and today the content is more relevant than ever. Ryan, Randy Batchelor, and Jennifer Alfsen have been working hard to revamp everything based on how the industry is changing and […]
Download Ryan Mayfield’s Megawatt String Sizing Tool 2.0 for free!
This is an updated version of the original Megawatt String Sizing Tool
This updated String Sizing tool includes a large re-work of the modules and inverters used in the existing database. There are significant updates in verifying inverter specifications and the interaction of multiple MPPTs in the inverters […]
This article originally appeared in SolarPro Magazine in Issue 8.3. | by Ryan Mayfield, Paul Gibbs and Paul Grana
“Ask almost anyone who works for a system integrator how to size PV system conductors with respect to voltage drop, and the nearly unanimous answer is “Keep voltage drop to less than 2%.” Typically, PV system designers […]
Happening on the Megawatt Design Discussion Board…
Expert Instructor Ryan Mayfield on three student questions regarding Megawatt Design equipment and software selection
1. String inverters & AFCI failures…
Student 1: I have seen many people staying with central inverters on big jobs mostly due to AFCI failures. I think the AFCI issues are being resolved, but it burned […]
Free Solar Design Tool: String Sizing Tool For Commercial Solar Projects That Works with All Inverters
One of the most important aspects of designing a solar array is sizing module strings to operate within the parameters of the selected inverter. This is especially true for commercial and megawatt solar projects.
To help in this process, we’re providing a free solar design tool to our readers.
Ryan Mayfield, the Solar PV Technical Editor at SolarPro, and […]