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PV Pointers: How dynamic systems increase the value of a solar project

PV Pointers: How dynamic systems increase the value of a solar project

December 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

The primary function of solar will always be to generate energy from the sun. Yet we are seeing impressive advances in how solar interacts with the environment in which it is installed. Evolutions in design approaches and integrating intelligent, connected software is opening up a new era for increasingly valuableRead More

GameChange Solar adds two new roll forming locations in the South

GameChange Solar adds two new roll forming locations in the South

December 1, 2016 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

GameChange Solar announced that it added two additional roll forming locations in Alabama and Georgia to service the southeast market for fixed tilt and single axis tracker solar support structures. Andrew Worden, CEO of GameChange Solar, stated: “We anticipate expansion to approximately 2GW sales in 2017, driven by heavy customerRead More

Details on Powerak — a commercial solar mounting system that doesn’t use ballast or attachments

Details on Powerak — a commercial solar mounting system that doesn’t use ballast or attachments

November 29, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

As warehouse model department stores, big box retailers and distribution facilities grow ever more popular, their large span, flat roofs have become prime candidates for solar power panels. But it’s not that easy – flat membrane roofs are a perfect location for solar panels, but don’t offer much in termsRead More

Taken by your Solar Builder when he was getting a sneak peek of the technology earlier in the year.

Solar FlexRack completes Black & Veatch bankability study of its Turnkey Tracker

November 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced today that Black & Veatch has performed a bankability study of its TDPTM Turnkey Tracker. The technical report covers the tracker’s design, reliability, durability, installation, operations and maintenance. According to GTMRead More

GameChange Solar explains virtues of its rivet module-mounting method

GameChange Solar explains virtues of its rivet module-mounting method

November 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm 1 comment

GameChange Solar says that its new rivet module-mounting method has proven to speed its most recent installations. Rivets were used for a group of Max-Span pile driven systems in North Carolina totaling 85 MW, which is now completing installation. The installers averaged 2.5 MW per week per 20 man crew includingRead More

DEGER debuts new single-axis DEGERtracker S100 (here are some details)

DEGER debuts new single-axis DEGERtracker S100 (here are some details)

November 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

DEGER sent word that it extended its S-series product line with a new single-axis, sensor controlled tracking system. The DEGERtracker S100 with pile foundation and intelligent tracking generates an average of 30 percent higher yield than fixed tilt systems. With a maximum capacity of 78.6 square meters, the DEGERtracker S100Read More

SMASHsolar’s Direct Attach PV module achieves UL 2703 certification

SMASHsolar’s Direct Attach PV module achieves UL 2703 certification

November 8, 2016 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

SMASHsolar achieves UL certification and listing in the U.S. and Canada for its SMASHmount photovoltaic (PV) mounting system, the world’s first Direct Attach solar modules. SMASHmount complied with UL 2703 requirements and certification was granted after extensive testing by UL, a global independent safety science company. Confirmed results show SMASHmountRead More

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Staten Solar’s Levee Mount

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Staten Solar’s Levee Mount

November 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

Levee Mount Category: Ground-Mount (C&I) Delano, Calif. | 522 kW The agricultural segment has a conundrum when it comes to adding solar: it could benefit greatly from the power generation, but dedicating too much land for a sizable enough project will cut too deeply into its revenue. Wasting productive landRead More

Which company is the leader in solar tracker deployment?

Which company is the leader in solar tracker deployment?

October 26, 2016 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

As tracker deployments continue to increase across the country, the leader in market share has remained at the top. GTM Research’s recent report The Global PV Tracker Landscape 2016: Prices, Forecasts, Market Shares and Vendor Profiles, reported that Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) is the nation’s market share leader in solarRead More

Details on a code change that allows for solar panels above plumbing vent pipes

Details on a code change that allows for solar panels above plumbing vent pipes

October 24, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 comments

A standard change from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials will allow for a sophisticated new design concept that allows PV installers to place panels above existing ABS plumbing vent pipes, instead of designing around them, giving installers the ability to offer more panels, increased power production andRead More

 
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