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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

SB Buzz Podcast: Discussing rail-less mounting with Ecolibrium Solar

SB Buzz Podcast: Discussing rail-less mounting with Ecolibrium Solar

November 9, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

We ventured out to Boulder, Colo., to discuss rail-less solar mounting with Chris Berg and Jonah Coles of Ecolibrium Solar. Because it is Colorado, the Ecolibrium office was located like 50 feet from a brewery, Asher Brewing Co., so that seemed like a good place to chat. Click to listenRead More

OMCO Solar expands: New hires to drive expansion of fixed-tilt racking system, project management

OMCO Solar expands: New hires to drive expansion of fixed-tilt racking system, project management

November 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current andRead More

Soltec shows 200 percent growth in 2017, ranks third globally in solar trackers

Soltec shows 200 percent growth in 2017, ranks third globally in solar trackers

October 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers and related services, has installed its trackers all over the globe for more than a decade now but the company says 2017 was its best year so far, showing over 200 percent revenue growth. The strategic move to the United States in 2015Read More

Nuance Energy installs 530-kW system at Flag City RV Resort thanks to unique anchor ground-mount

Nuance Energy installs 530-kW system at Flag City RV Resort thanks to unique anchor ground-mount

October 25, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Nuance Energy, manufacturer of the patent-pending Osprey PowerPlatform and developer of distributed generation solar projects through its Central Valley California AgWell Solar division, has installed 530 kW of solar power at the Flag City RV Resort in central California. Nuance Energy handled the installation directly owing to the project’s complexity,Read More

Case study: Prepping solar tracker systems in advance of a hurricane

Case study: Prepping solar tracker systems in advance of a hurricane

October 23, 2017 at 9:16 am 0 comments

When the U.S. government declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Irma’s arrival on Sept. 8, we knew what was at stake for the 33 NEXTracker solar projects (or 24,000 tracker rows) that would be affected by the impending high winds and flood waters. Although our experience withRead More

Ecolibrium Solar now a preferred supplier for Amicus Solar Cooperative

Ecolibrium Solar now a preferred supplier for Amicus Solar Cooperative

October 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Ecolibrium Solar just signed an agreement with Amicus Solar Cooperative as a preferred solar racking vendor for its member companies. Ecolibrium Solar was selected based on its successful relationships with Amicus members who use and prefer EcoFoot modular racking and for its strength as a company. Other factors include EcolibriumRead More