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SunModo debuts SMR, a new lightweight, rail-based rooftop racking system

SunModo debuts SMR, a new lightweight, rail-based rooftop racking system

February 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

Finding the right mounting system to reduce cost without sacrificing performance and speed is one of a solar installer’s top priorities. After many years of gathering feedback from installers, SunModo is introducing SMR, its newest solar racking innovation for roof mounting systems. “We are excited with the early response toRead More

FTC Solar engineered the Voyager+ tracker for large-format solar modules

FTC Solar engineered the Voyager+ tracker for large-format solar modules

February 12, 2021 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

FTC Solar announced the release of Voyager+, the next generation of its single-axis Voyager tracker, engineered to provide compatibility with new large-format solar modules now entering the marketplace. The large modules entering the market are built to incorporate larger solar cells. With these larger 182 mm and 210 mm cells, the modules can achieve powerRead More

Roof Tech’s Proven Performance and Commitment to Quality

Roof Tech’s Proven Performance and Commitment to Quality

January 25, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

When Tim Graunke, head of project development at Solar Gain, first encountered the Roof Tech team he knew they would be the right choice for a new job he was about to start. “I was at the 2016 Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco,” he recalled. “We had aRead More

How 3D-enabled workflow is changing utility-scale solar construction

How 3D-enabled workflow is changing utility-scale solar construction

January 21, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

According to the SEIA Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Q3, utility PV development has reached a new milestone with more than 50 GWdc now in operation. Further, the report notes that at the current growth rate, that number is likely to reach 100 GWdc by 2023 and exceed 250 GWdcRead More

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

January 18, 2021 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Improving the electricity yield in photovoltaic solar energy long has been a game of incremental additions of new technology. Over the past few years, bifacial panel adoption has been tested at a utility scale, and designs have been refined to the point that a high single-digit gain from a single-axis trackerRead More

If you’re not concerned with utility-scale shrinkage, you should be

If you’re not concerned with utility-scale shrinkage, you should be

January 14, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

As greater numbers of utility-scale solar projects are built on challenging topography that includes hilly terrain, shrinkage in utility-scale layouts is becoming increasingly common and more problematic. Shrinkage can be best described as the amount the total length of a tracker or fixed-tilt row is shortened in a top downRead More

Everest Solar Systems changes name to K2 Systems

Everest Solar Systems changes name to K2 Systems

January 13, 2021 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

Everest Solar Systems opened its doors in the U.S. in 2012, and just a few short years later opened a second office in Mexico. Now in 2021, they are changing their name to K2 Systems. Why? Well, Everest has always been a part of K2 Systems, a solar racking manufacturerRead More

Gibraltar Industries acquires TerraSmart and Sunfig

Gibraltar Industries acquires TerraSmart and Sunfig

January 4, 2021 at 8:27 am Comments are Disabled

Gibraltar Industries, a leader in the renewable energy, conservation, residential, industrial and infrastructure markets, announced the further expansion of its solar energy portfolio through the acquisitions of TerraSmart and Sunfig. TerraSmart, the leading provider of screw-based, ground-mount solar racking technology, particularly used for solar projects installed on challenging terrain, wasRead More

S-5! debuts RibBracket V to address sheeting-only metal roof solar attachment

S-5! debuts RibBracket V to address sheeting-only metal roof solar attachment

December 21, 2020 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

The metal roof attachment experts at S-5! expanded their line of RibBrackets for mounting solar panels, covering a variety of trapezoidal rib metal roofs. The RibBracket V is a sheeting-only solar attachment that can be placed anywhere along the roof’s ribs and is designed specifically for Ternium TR 72, TR 101 (R-72Read More

New Guardian Fall Protection cable lanyard from Pure Safety Group

New Guardian Fall Protection cable lanyard from Pure Safety Group

December 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Pure Safety Group’s Guardian Fall Protection brand has introduced a new cable lanyard, compatible for leading edges, that combines the lightweight durability of a fixed-length lanyard that permits up to 12 feet of fall protection during the event of a free fall from an at-height working surface. Through extensive researchRead More