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AceClamp hits the road to demonstrate entire solar system product lineup

AceClamp hits the road to demonstrate entire solar system product lineup

July 17, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Starting August 1, the new AceClamp Mobile Training Center will hit the road to provide on-site, one-on-one training for all of its products. AceClamp now has the resources and personnel to roll onto your jobsite or facility along the East Coast to train you and your staff on its family of products.Read More

New high-density EcoFoot5D 5-Degree Racking System from Ecolibrium delivers 18.4 percent more power than 10-degree systems, utilizing a small footprint and densely packed inter row spacing.

New high-density, five-degree solar racking system available from Ecolibrium Solar

July 17, 2017 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Ecolibrium Solar just announced its new EcoFoot5D High Density 5-Degree Racking System. Built on the well-known EcoFoot Modular Platform, the EcoFoot5D combines a small 7-in. by 16.7-in.  roof-friendly modular base and dense 9.9-in. inter-row spacing. The result is a tightly packed array that delivers 18.4 percent more power than 10-degreeRead More

Solar FlexRack previews TDP 2.0 Turnkey Solar Tracker at Intersolar this week

Solar FlexRack previews TDP 2.0 Turnkey Solar Tracker at Intersolar this week

July 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, will preview its new TDP 2.0 Turnkey Solar Tracker at Intersolar N.A, July 11-13. The TDP 2.0 Tracker’s new advanced design, BalanceTrac, increases solar power systems’ energy yields and reduces installationRead More

SolaTrim adds 5.5-inch solar array protective barrier to lineup

SolaTrim adds 5.5-inch solar array protective barrier to lineup

July 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Due to an increasing demand, SolaTrim LLC announced today that another barrier size option will be added to their product line. In addition to the original ST-001, SolaTrim is now offering the ST-055, similar in design, but with a 5.5” width – a full inch and a quarter narrower thanRead More

New S-5! website includes snow retention calculator, load tests, lab reports, more

New S-5! website includes snow retention calculator, load tests, lab reports, more

June 27, 2017 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

S-5! sent word that it has relaunched its website to provide an easy-to-navigate center showcasing the increasing applications of its products. Click that linked text to check it out. The updated site contains S-5!’s new Master Snow Retention Calculator, used to help architects, specifiers, contractors, roofers and building owners determine whatRead More

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

APsystems: True three-phrase microinverters APsystems boasts an industry best-selling 3-phase solar microinverter and the industry’s first true 3-phase (phase-balanced & phase-monitored) unit, the YC1000-3. This model handles 208V or 277Y/480V grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, 95 percent peak efficiency and comes with ZigBee communication and integrated ground. AtRead More

Solar projects have so much potential when viewed as a collective bundle, like this group of 30 rooftop arrays Standard Solar is installing for the Washington, D.C., Department of General Services that combine for a total of 7 MW (pictured here).

Urban Planning: Commercial rooftops are biggest void, opportunity in solar

June 19, 2017 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Commercial rooftops offer a ton of potential job opportunities for solar installers and developers going forward. Analysts at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimate a technical potential of 1,118 GW of capacity and 1,432 TWh of annual energy generation, equivalent to 39 percent of the nation’s electricityRead More

Blattner Energy to build 500-MW of new solar in Florida, Minnesota with SunLink

Blattner Energy to build 500-MW of new solar in Florida, Minnesota with SunLink

June 13, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Full-scope solar energy solutions provider SunLink Corp. has been selected by Blattner Energy to be the project supplier in connection with projects in the fast-growing solar states of Florida and Minnesota. SunLink will supply Blattner with engineering services and its fixed-tilt mounting solution GeoPro, which boasts the capability to handleRead More

GAF installs its first fully integrated solar roofing system DecoTech

GAF installs its first fully integrated solar roofing system DecoTech

June 9, 2017 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced that Bay Valley Contractors completed a fully integrated residential solar panel installation. The 5.1 kW DecoTech Solar Roofing System was installed on a home in Concord, Calif. This location follows several successful installations on test sites throughout the U.S. Simple installation and attractiveRead More

How to use tracker control systems to your advantage

How to use tracker control systems to your advantage

June 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

In the December 2016 Solar Builder, I discussed the industry evolution from passive to active and dynamic systems. Here’s a primer on control systems and how to make them work for your project. The Basics Clients frequently ask how trackers will respond to a given condition. Your tracker manufacturer willRead More

 
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