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Hello, Pneumatics: The case for Sunfolding’s intriguing air-powered solar tracker

Hello, Pneumatics: The case for Sunfolding’s intriguing air-powered solar tracker

August 10, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

New systems with “innovative concepts” can be a challenging decision for solar developers and EPCs, and rightfully so when it comes to solar trackers. But what if that innovation is based on one of the oldest, most reliable power-conversion concepts humankind has, fueled by our most plentiful free resource? ThatRead More

Indigenous community in Canada going solar via Polar Racking

Indigenous community in Canada going solar via Polar Racking

August 5, 2020 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Canadian company, Polar Racking, has supplied PRU Ground Mount Racking for Phase 2 of the Fort Chipewyan Solar Farm, projected to be the largest off grid solar farm in Canada once completed. Polar Racking’s PRU Ground Mount Racking will be used for 5,760 solar modules in the project.  Polar RackingRead More

What RatedPower learned after running 1,000 bifacial solar project simulations last month

What RatedPower learned after running 1,000 bifacial solar project simulations last month

July 27, 2020 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

RatedPower, a young company focused on the design and engineering of solar plants via pvDesign software, recently launched its own bifacial energy yield model. This model enables pvDesign users to experience first-hand the gain they might obtain using bifacial technology. Since the introduction of the bifacial energy yield model onRead More

Soltec expands two-modules-in-portrait tracker concept with new SF7 Tandem

Soltec expands two-modules-in-portrait tracker concept with new SF7 Tandem

July 20, 2020 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar tracker manufacturer Soltec is an advocate of the two-in-portrait strategy (covered a bunch here), and it’s doubling down on the concept with its SF7 Tandem tracker. The Tandem will be the first tracker on the market to be linked in a 2-in-portrait (2P) configuration every two rows. The characteristics ofRead More

Fourteen Primergy Solar projects serving schools in Illinois will use Solar FlexRack trackers

Fourteen Primergy Solar projects serving schools in Illinois will use Solar FlexRack trackers

July 15, 2020 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, supplied Primergy Solar with its TDP and TDP 2.0 Solar Trackers for 14 projects, all of which will supply energy to schools in Illinois. Located in the north and central sectionsRead More

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

July 10, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Unirac sent word that it has completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line. Ecolibrium’s suite of products includesRead More

Meet PEG: A ground-mount solar system that boosts land yield on constrained sites

Meet PEG: A ground-mount solar system that boosts land yield on constrained sites

July 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm 2 comments

A recent bankability report by DNV GL shows the value of PEG racking from Jurchen Technology for land constrained sites. In addition, with the release of a high snow load PEG solution, currently being installed in Austria, the PEG system may have the potential to prevent the termination of many projectsRead More

RECON Corp. tabs RPCS for 8 MW of solar tracker projects in Illinois

RECON Corp. tabs RPCS for 8 MW of solar tracker projects in Illinois

July 1, 2020 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) and RECON Corporation announced earlier this week their partnership to build 8 MWdc of solar tracker projects in Illinois this year.  RECON Corporation, a solar photovoltaic EPC contractor based in Michigan, will be building three ground mount solar tracker projects, utilizing the DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axisRead More

EDF Renewables constructs solar carports at Cox Communications headquarters

EDF Renewables constructs solar carports at Cox Communications headquarters

July 1, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

EDF Renewables North America was chosen by Cox Communications to design and build an integrated 360 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic and 560 kW / 1,360 kilowatt hour (kWh) onsite behind-the-meter battery storage solution at the primary Cox Communications’ corporate office in San Diego. The carport and rooftop solar installation combinedRead More

Comparison: SunModo’s new NanoMount vs. EZ Roof Mount and SoloFlash

Comparison: SunModo’s new NanoMount vs. EZ Roof Mount and SoloFlash

June 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SunModo has the most comprehensive collection of solar mounting and racking solutions, from residential rooftops to large-scale ground-mounts to carports and everything in between. Choosing among them can be daunting. For example, on residential shingle roofs, there is the EZ Roof Mount, which is a best seller, that is now beingRead More