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TerraSmart’s ground screws, turnkey service are building Maine’s utility-scale solar portfolio

TerraSmart’s ground screws, turnkey service are building Maine’s utility-scale solar portfolio

September 17, 2020 at 11:40 am 0 comments

TerraSmart has a robust pipeline of utility-scale solar projects coming soon in the rolling hills of Maine. In July, TerraSmart commenced its turnkey ground screw racking solution on eight record sized projects in the rocky New England state that will aid in Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, a recent policy approvedRead More

Nextracker explains its bifacial PV gains and how to accurately model them in PVsyst

Nextracker explains its bifacial PV gains and how to accurately model them in PVsyst

September 14, 2020 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Nextracker recently published findings from its bifacial solar tracker research. It explains some of the advantages inherent within its NX Horizon single-axis tracker design for achieving bifacial gains, but more importantly, it shows how these gains can be accurately modeled within PVsyst. The entire report is worth a deep-dive, butRead More

Vote for the 2020 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

Vote for the 2020 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

September 14, 2020 at 11:59 am 2 comments

Solar Builder readers submitted their coolest, most innovative and noteworthy solar projects of the last 12 months, and after combing through another record amount of submissions, we’ve narrowed the field to these 2020 Project of the Year nominees! This year the field is divided into FIVE categories: Residential (single-family, multi-family)Read More

RPCS, Knobelsdorff Electric partner on 17-MW portfolio in Minnesota

RPCS, Knobelsdorff Electric partner on 17-MW portfolio in Minnesota

September 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

RP Construction Services, Inc. and Knobelsdorff announced a 2020 partnership to supply 14 communities throughout the state of Minnesota with solar energy. Included in the 2020 pipeline (a total of 17 MWdc) is the 1.2-MWdc Silver Lake project, which will be the very first solar array utilizing a combination of AP Alternatives’ groundRead More

SunModo EXPO 2020: A Showcase of Residential Racking Innovations to Save Money and Time

SunModo EXPO 2020: A Showcase of Residential Racking Innovations to Save Money and Time

August 31, 2020 at 12:43 pm 1 comment

  Tue, Sep 29, 2020 2:00 PM EDT Sign up for free here Residential solar installers aren’t able to visit trade show booths this year, so SunModo is bringing its booth to installers. There are a lot of residential mounting and racking products on the market, and no manufacturer providesRead More

Array Technologies Lost Hills project, installed by RPCS.

Array Technologies’ SmarTrack adds 5 percent boost to solar energy production, says DNV GL

August 27, 2020 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

Array Technologies has added more functionality to its performance-enhancing SmarTrack software, and independent research by engineers at DNV GL say the system is capable of upping energy harvest another 5 percent. SmarTrack maximizes system output by recovering energy that would have otherwise been sacrificed due to uneven terrain or diffuse lightRead More

DESRI boosts solar fleet performance in all weather conditions with this Nextracker upgrade

DESRI boosts solar fleet performance in all weather conditions with this Nextracker upgrade

August 17, 2020 at 11:14 am 0 comments

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) will be upgrading its entire solar fleet that use Nextracker’s smart solar trackers with TrueCapture energy enhancement and NX Navigator monitoring software. As an initial adopter of the technology, DESRI has played a key role in helping Nextracker optimize the software and develop newRead More

R E Roofing is latest roofer to start offering GAF Energy’s solar roof

R E Roofing is latest roofer to start offering GAF Energy’s solar roof

August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

R E Roofing, Santa Clara county’s leading roofing company, is the first roofing company in the San Jose area to offer roof-integrated solar for homeowners from GAF Energy. With a GAF Energy solar roof installed by R E, area residents can go solar and take advantage of industry-leading roofing expertiseRead More

Installer insight: Florida’s Powerbill Solutions reviews the RT-APEX solar mount by Roof Tech

Installer insight: Florida’s Powerbill Solutions reviews the RT-APEX solar mount by Roof Tech

August 10, 2020 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Powerbill Solutions was founded in 2017 by Bryan Roddenbery and partner Greg Chentnik. The company’s mission to mitigate and eliminate high electricity bills for their customers along the Florida Panhandle. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, Powerbill offers design, engineering, and installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems, commercial solar water heatingRead More

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