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NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

January 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson selected NEXTracker to supply 325 megawatts (5 blocks of 65 MW each) of its smart solar trackers to its massive project within the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt. The Benban solar park occupies 37-square-kilometers and, when completed in 2019, will host aRead More

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

January 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Green Link sent word of a new adhesive/sealant it’s created specifically for use with its KnuckleHead Rooftop Support System, which we profiled here. Green Link Adhesive/Sealant bonds and seals the KnuckleHead Universal Base and is effective on a wide range of roof surfaces. The new adhesive/sealant has been specially formulated to adhereRead More

Centralized trackers like Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ can simplify O&M requirements and reduce the amount of motors needed.

Four trends leading ground-mounted solar in 2018 from IHS Markit

December 28, 2017 at 8:17 am 0 comments

The following article is from the Jan/Feb issue of Solar Builder magazine. Set up your free print or digital subscription here. 1. Demand for ground-mounted PV has been the primary driver of growth in the United States. The United States has become one of the largest solar photovoltaic markets in theRead More

FEMA-1 Structure equipped with four 380W solar modules (PRNewsfoto/SunnyCal Solar Inc.)

SunnyCal Solar debuts ‘Collapsible Array’ with disaster relief PV mounting in mind

December 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

SunnyCal Solar, a solar products company specializing in “personal solar” products, announced the first in a series of new products that enable grid-free power. Collapsible solar arrays can be shipped fully assembled, and can be unfolded to an upright position, producing power immediately. The innovative lightweight structure can include upRead More

Two solar tracker trends noted in Global Solar PV Tracker Market 2017-2021 report

Two solar tracker trends noted in Global Solar PV Tracker Market 2017-2021 report

December 20, 2017 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

The “Global Solar PV Tracker Market 2017-2021“, just published Research and Markets, forecasts the global solar PV tracker market to grow at a CAGR of 22.04% during the period 2017-2021. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of theRead More

The ‘Carportunity’: How our electric vehicle future means big things for solar carports

The ‘Carportunity’: How our electric vehicle future means big things for solar carports

December 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Electric vehicles taking over the road is no longer a question. Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles have surged recently. So now the question is where are all of these things going to get their juice? A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National RenewableRead More

TerraSmart to open N.Y. office to support growing Northeast solar business

TerraSmart to open N.Y. office to support growing Northeast solar business

December 6, 2017 at 11:22 am 0 comments

In January 2018, TerraSmart, an innovator in ground mount racking solutions for utility-scale solar projects, will open an operational hub in Selkirk, New York. The 10,000 square-foot facility was strategically chosen to support its growing construction operations in the Northeast and will serve as a blueprint to set up futureRead More

PV Pointer: Why mass-customized solutions win in utility-scale solar

PV Pointer: Why mass-customized solutions win in utility-scale solar

November 30, 2017 at 9:18 am 0 comments

SunLink started designing solar mounting systems in 2004 when the concept of commercial rooftop solar was novel. The first systems were custom designed for the particular application because everything was new. Needless to say these first arrays were inordinately expensive by today’s standards, but the success of those installations helpedRead More

Pile Problems: How Landwehr mounted 10-MW of community solar after 80 percent pile refusal

Pile Problems: How Landwehr mounted 10-MW of community solar after 80 percent pile refusal

November 27, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

The team at Landwehr Construction encountered one of its toughest community solar installs in Eastern Minnesota thanks to 25-plus ft of weathered sandstone underneath 18-in. of top soil. Landwehr Construction started pounding pile on the larger of the two sites but had a refusal rate of about 80 percent onRead More

S-5! releases SolarFoot product for exposed fastener metal roofing

S-5! releases SolarFoot product for exposed fastener metal roofing

November 27, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

S-5! sent word about its new SolarFoot, made for exposed fastener metal roofing via four points of attachment. The SolarFoot provides an ideal mounting platform to attach the L-Foot of a rail-mounted solar system or other ancillaries to the roof. Behold: The SolarFoot ensures a durable weathertight solution for the lifeRead More