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RBI Solar launches Sunflower II solar tracker with industry-leading grade tolerance

RBI Solar launches Sunflower II solar tracker with industry-leading grade tolerance

June 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

RBI Solar (part of Gibraltar Industries) makes its living on steady fixed-tilt and carport solar projects. The company launched its own single-axis tracker, Sunflower I, in January 2019 after two and a half years of working with customers to deploy it. Fast-forward to today and RBI Solar has over 600 MWRead More

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

June 22, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Pure Safety Group, a company dedicated exclusively to fall protection for workers at height, introduces the Guardian Retractable HLL (horizontal lifeline). Available July 8 in North America, the HLL is for use in either fall arrest or fall restraint applications. During a fall, the Retractable HLL will deploy an extendingRead More

RPCS to deliver over 85 MW of solar tracker projects for Indiana Municipal Power Agency

RPCS to deliver over 85 MW of solar tracker projects for Indiana Municipal Power Agency

June 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) have partnered to build a number of solar tracker projects to supply communities throughout the state of Indiana with clean, renewable solar energy. IMPA is the wholesale power supplier to 61 public power communities in Indiana and Ohio,Read More

Roof assessment checklist for rack-mounted solar installs

Roof assessment checklist for rack-mounted solar installs

June 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 3 comments

The technology and techniques for mounting solar panels on roofs has been around for a surprisingly long time (as early as 1884). Thanks to that history and the improvement of techniques over time, rack-mounted solar panels present the lowest financial barrier to homeowners considering solar. There are, however, many thingsRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

The solar industry continues to see impressive growth in all corners of the world. While that statement itself points to a positive trend – it brings with it an issue that has been slowly rearing its head as solar PV finds its way to more and more regions: How canRead 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 Comments are Disabled

  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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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