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Directional wind effects on single-axis solar tracker stow strategies explored in new whitepaper

Directional wind effects on single-axis solar tracker stow strategies explored in new whitepaper

June 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

As we enter the next decade of the utility-scale solar PV rollout, there are many uncertainties surrounding the future of the industry. Uncertainty surrounding the “greenness” of coronavirus recovery plans, and further legislation to disincentivize the use of fossil fuels puts a massive question mark beside any estimate on futureRead More

Self-flashing mounts for solar PV systems explained

Self-flashing mounts for solar PV systems explained

June 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

“Self-flashing mounts” is perhaps a new term for the PV mounting industry. It is a unique concept, so let’s look at how it should be interpreted. Flashing defined Perhaps we begin by interpreting the word “flashing” from the IRC (International Residential Code): IRC R903.2 FLASHING Flashings shall be installed inRead More

Nextracker is rebranding and here’s why that matters

Nextracker is rebranding and here’s why that matters

June 9, 2020 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

  You may have noticed Nextracker didn’t get the all caps NEXT treatment in the headline (no? just us copy editors?). It is part of a big rebranding the company is undergoing — I was going to say “the solar tracker company is undergoing,” but the message behind the rebrandRead More

Residential BIPV in 2020: Solar shingles yield to roof-integrated innovation

Residential BIPV in 2020: Solar shingles yield to roof-integrated innovation

June 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The integrated solar roof has long been a solar technology goal — combining solar power with a watertight roof covering — but the category (often seen as just “solar shingles”) is perceived as too expensive or too experimental compared to the cost of separately installing solar and a traditional roof usingRead More

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT approved for installs by Miami-Dade County, Florida officials

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT approved for installs by Miami-Dade County, Florida officials

June 8, 2020 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT PV Mounting system is the first solar racking product to receive a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) for construction in Miami-Dade County, Florida. With its provisions for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) wind conditions, Miami-Dade has the most stringent building code requirements in the United States. The NOA (NOA No.Read More

Kearsarge Energy retains GZA to support brownfield solar project in Massachusetts

Kearsarge Energy retains GZA to support brownfield solar project in Massachusetts

June 3, 2020 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

Kearsarge Energy and the Town of Montague, Mass., have tabbed the engineering serviced of GZA to support the brownfield development of a new 3-MW solar energy farm. The project will also involve capping a long-abandoned landfill in the Western Massachusetts community. The new Montague project will include over 7,000 PV panelsRead More

RPCS expands with new logistics facility in Mississippi (its third overall)

RPCS expands with new logistics facility in Mississippi (its third overall)

June 3, 2020 at 11:34 am 0 comments

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) announced earlier this week the opening of a new logistics facility in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The new facility is now the third distribution yard owned and operated by RPCS in order to serve the U.S. utility scale solar market, complementing RPCS’s Texas and California locations. TheRead More

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

June 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

Nearmap announced the general availability of new innovation Nearmap Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mapbrowser, making it the first aerial imagery provider to offer both AI analysis and high-definition, frequently updated aerial images on a commercial scale. Nearmap AI datasets will allow users to automatically identify ground features, from tree overhangRead More

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

June 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

GAF Energy launched a robust program to help roofers virtually design and sell its roof-integrated solar solutions in North America. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID 19 crisis. It is available forRead More

This rooftop solar tracker could boost C&I project ROI by 40 percent

This rooftop solar tracker could boost C&I project ROI by 40 percent

June 1, 2020 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Solar trackers are taking over the ground-mount space and there are a few contenders emerging to do the same with commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftops. One of those is PV Booster Gen 2 from clean energy tech company Point Load Power. A strength of PV Booster is how it solvesRead More