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Utility-Scale Solar Project of the Year 2020: Turquoise Solar

Utility-Scale Solar Project of the Year 2020: Turquoise Solar

November 11, 2020 at 8:15 am 0 comments

Sparks, Nev. | 61.17 MW Developer: Greenbacker Capital Contractors: McCarthy Building Companies, TerraSmart Mounting: TerraSmart Inverters: TMEIC Modules: ET Solar The project site for our 2020 Utility-Scale Project of the Year, as voted by the Solar Builder readers, is located in the Reno Technology Park, approximately 15 miles northeast ofRead More

Esdec acquires top C&I solar mounting provider PanelClaw

Esdec acquires top C&I solar mounting provider PanelClaw

November 9, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Global rooftop solar mounting provider Esdec continues to add to its lead, announcing the acquisition of PanelClaw, the largest supplier of solar mounting systems for commercial roofs in the U.S. With PanelClaw, Esdec expands its customer base and portfolio of products available to the growing commercial and industrial (C&I) solarRead More

Get on TerraTrak: How TerraSmart engineered the first solar tracker for ground screws

Get on TerraTrak: How TerraSmart engineered the first solar tracker for ground screws

November 9, 2020 at 8:49 am 0 comments

Be quick but don’t hurry, as legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden would say. It’s a sentiment that applies to TerraSmart, which is known for its ground screw foundations and for making quick work of installing solar on arduous project sites – velocity, CEO Ryan Reid calls it. But whenRead More

Market Watch: BayWa r.e. gives us the scoop on solar product trends heading into 2021

Market Watch: BayWa r.e. gives us the scoop on solar product trends heading into 2021

November 2, 2020 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

With 2020 almost a wrap, we’re fully looking at what 2021 has in store. As a leading global distributor, BayWa r.e. is positioned to spot trends in the market and to understand the implications for solar contractors. We sat down (virtually, of course) with BayWa r.e. Solar Systems product managersRead More

Esdec is now a North America Intertek Satellite Lab

Esdec is now a North America Intertek Satellite Lab

November 2, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Esdec, a global rooftop solar mounting solutions provider, announced today that it has become an Intertek Satellite Lab for their North American solar racking and mounting brands. By joining the Satellite Lab program, the Esdec Solar Group’s companies — EcoFasten, IronRidge, and QuickMount — can decrease certification timelines and time toRead More

Five large-scale solar innovations to know this month

Five large-scale solar innovations to know this month

October 29, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In large-scale solar, every penny counts, so it helps to stay up to date with every way to achieve better construction efficiencies, cost savings or improved LCOE. Here are some innovations and ideas that caught our eye this month. 1. Standardizing with ClearSky Equipment standardization for portfolio-level purchasing is aRead More

Solar FlexRack TDP 2 Trackers are installed in the Danville Solar Project located in Virginia. The project is owned by independent power producer, Navisun.

Solar tracker trend in 2020? More projects in the Northeast says Solar FlexRack

October 28, 2020 at 9:30 am 0 comments

According to Wood Mackenzie, 2020 will be the first year the global tracker market’s value will surpass the value of the fixed-tilt market. Roughly 70% of new utility-scale solar projects in the US now come with a tracker. A big factor in the total is an increase in solar trackerRead More

Details on Roll-A-Rack, a portable roll-former to produce custom solar racking on site

Details on Roll-A-Rack, a portable roll-former to produce custom solar racking on site

October 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Roll-A-Rack, a faster, lower-cost, ballasted solar-racking solution, unveiled its first portable, roll-forming machine in at its virtual SPI 2020 showroom last week. Like seamless rain gutters, which are cut to length on each installation site by a portable roll-forming machine, Roll-A-Rack produces custom solar racking on site and on demand.Read More

New York-based roofing company to install GAF Energy’s roof-integrated solar

New York-based roofing company to install GAF Energy’s roof-integrated solar

October 19, 2020 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

New York-based Frank J Tucek & Sons is the first roofing company in its region to offer roof-integrated solar for homeowners via GAF Energy. From Manhattan’s brownstone cornices to the wood roof restoration of the Jacob Blauvelt House Museum for the Rockland County Historical Society, the Tucek family has been serving theRead More

The Pitch: Finding extra value in a solar racking partnership with Solar FlexRack

The Pitch: Finding extra value in a solar racking partnership with Solar FlexRack

October 14, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern State Metals, promotes its diverse offering of solar racking systems and turnkey engineering services as a way for solar EPCs to grow their own businesses. Today we dig into that Pitch with Steve Daniel, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Solar FlexRack. How canRead More