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NClave solar tracker in Panama

Trina Solar acquires a controlling interest in tracker company Nclave

May 23, 2018 at 8:57 am 0 comments

Trina Solar, a Chinese supplier of global solutions for the solar sector, has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Nclave. This agreement consolidates the strategic one signed this March between both companies, which was an engagement to jointly develop, commercialize and install integral solutions for the photovoltaic sectorRead More

OMCO’s Field-Fast racking design incorporates value-added touches that leverage its OEM factory-direct capability.

Rolling Large: Roll-forming leader OMCO rolls out its new factory-direct racking

May 16, 2018 at 9:09 am 0 comments

In this uncertain #TrumpTariffs market, many investors have less appetite for newer, less proven systems, seeing that as another avenue of risk in projects where pennies and seconds count more than ever. This puts the spotlight on companies and products that can deliver the most certainty in terms of upfrontRead More

NEXTracker, First Solar team on 600 MW of Series 6 projects, to feature new ‘error-proof’ panel clamp

NEXTracker, First Solar team on 600 MW of Series 6 projects, to feature new ‘error-proof’ panel clamp

May 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

NEXTracker will begin collaborating with First Solar to provide its racking technology for the upcoming Series 6 panel rollout this year. The First Solar engineering procurement construction (EPC) group also selected NEXTracker’s NX Horizon for multiple utility-scale projects in the southwestern United States, totaling 634 MW using the Series 6Read More

SolarRoofHook now an approved vendor of BOS hardware for Sunnova

SolarRoofHook now an approved vendor of BOS hardware for Sunnova

May 15, 2018 at 8:47 am 0 comments

Sunnova, one of the top residential solar providers in the United States, has recently partnered with SolarRoofHook, a leading supplier of solar mounting hardware, to become one of the company’s approved vendors for balance of system components. The timing syncs up with the release of SRH’s new 4-in. Microflashing andRead More

PV Pointer: How tile hooks factor into safety, noise prevention, long-term leak protection

PV Pointer: How tile hooks factor into safety, noise prevention, long-term leak protection

May 2, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The two most common approaches to mounting PV arrays on tile roofs are “standoff” posts and tile hooks. Standoff posts tend to be stronger due to their simple column loading design, while tile hooks use a cantilevered loading configuration (think diving board), which deflects under wind and snow loading. ARead More

U.S.-based Schletter subsidiary files for bankruptcy after premature product launch

U.S.-based Schletter subsidiary files for bankruptcy after premature product launch

April 25, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

The Schletter Group sent word that it’s reorganizing its business in the United States. The U.S. subsidiary Schletter Inc, based in Shelby, N.C., has filed for Chapter 11 proceedings in order to sort out its current financial situation. Business activities are to be continued in close cooperation with clients andRead More

Unirac debuts shared rail version of its Ground Fixed Tilt system

Unirac debuts shared rail version of its Ground Fixed Tilt system

April 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm 0 comments

Unirac, Inc. has launched a shared rail version of its Ground Fixed Tilt (GFT), an engineered system of standard ground mount components supported by North America’s largest ground mount distribution network. The new shared rail design delivers enhanced system and labor optimization for maximum productivity. Unirac’s commercial project support makesRead More

GP JOULE 2.7MW Project in Lake Waconia, Minn.

GP JOULE completes Minnesota community solar projects with its single-axis tracker

April 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of GP JOULE GmbH, has successfully completed six utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects through its U.S. operations, totaling 12 megawatts (MW) in Minnesota. In two of these projects, the company combined its EPC expertise in the north with its proprietary single-axis tracker technology toRead More

Solar FlexRack adds self powered option to its TDP solar trackers

Solar FlexRack adds self powered option to its TDP solar trackers

April 10, 2018 at 11:49 am 0 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, is now offering a new, integrated Self Powered Solution for its TDP Solar Trackers. The safe and efficient technology simplifies the installation process by greatly reducing AC wiring and associatedRead More

Schletter beefs up FixGrid flat-roof mounting system to handle more wind, snow load

Schletter beefs up FixGrid flat-roof mounting system to handle more wind, snow load

April 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

The Schletter Group is releasing a new generation of its FixGrid, a mounting system for flat roofs: The 2018 FixGrid kit system combines the benefits of the FixGrid and AluGrid systems, resulting in even more simple and faster assembly. Furthermore, the system is capable of withstanding higher wind and snowRead More