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Details on SunLink’s tweaks to its GeoPro ground-mount system

Details on SunLink’s tweaks to its GeoPro ground-mount system

January 28, 2016 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corp. isn’t done tweaking its GeoPro system. Already a trusted fixed-tilt ground-mount system (1 GW of PV projects), the GeoPro is equipped with new troubleshooting capabilities in 2016. In addition to solving project challenges like irregular site boundaries, steep or uneven terrain and last-minute module changes, the system canRead More

On the Scene: Redefining ‘in-house’ with Solar FlexRack

On the Scene: Redefining ‘in-house’ with Solar FlexRack

January 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm 2 comments

Youngstown, Ohio, is that quintessential rust belt city that boomed and busted right along with American manufacturing. But not all of those jobs skipped town. One staple in the area to this day is Northern States Metals. Founded in 1972, the company began developing aluminum-extruded industrial products and has servedRead More

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

January 15, 2016 at 10:24 am 1 comment

GameChange Racking has been driving costs down for awhile now. This week, the company announced that it has achieved an optimized cost of $.089/watt 9 and 10 up landscape systems for First Solar Series 4 modules. These are in addition to the 5 and 6 up landscape solutions previously beingRead More

Case study: Solving commercial site challenges with adaptable ground-mount system

Case study: Solving commercial site challenges with adaptable ground-mount system

January 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm 2 comments

International door and hardware manufacturer ASSA ABLOY had been making significant strides in environmental stewardship and was ready for their own clean energy installation. But there was a problem – the selected site had difficult topography, with slopes as steep as 20% in some areas. The cost and time associatedRead More

Solar Site Spotlight: Custom engineering for flood plain levels with AET

Solar Site Spotlight: Custom engineering for flood plain levels with AET

January 6, 2016 at 11:19 am 1 comment

  The Rayport-G ECO mounting system from Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for a 30 MW-DC project in North Carolina. AET’s engineering team provided substantial support for the system due to the unique site conditions. Extensive custom engineeringRead More

Do you need a solar snow management system?

Do you need a solar snow management system?

December 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

In North America, over 75 percent of the roofs installed on residential construction projects are asphaltic composition shingles. If you live in an area that receives snow and ice, and your roofing material is composition shingle, you’ve probably never experienced a significant roof avalanche. The reason for this is theRead More

GameChange says Grid-Lite Roof System ‘virtually eliminates’ ballast

GameChange says Grid-Lite Roof System ‘virtually eliminates’ ballast

December 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Over the last six months, GameChange Racking‘s Grid-Lite Roof System has achieved growth of over 100 percent. The new system has been such a hit that GameChange is quadrupling manufacturing capacity to match the dramatic growth rate. So, what is Grid-Lite? “Grid-Lite has the lowest wind uplift of any roof racking system, makingRead More

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

December 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

Roof Tech Inc., a leader in rail-less rooftop PV mounting systems, has added engineering to support 72-cell PV modules, or modules up to 21 sq. ft. The new engineering data was added to the company’s already extensive engineering reports created by Starling Madison Lofquist, Inc., a third-party firm that createdRead More

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

December 9, 2015 at 9:52 am 3 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, is debuting its next generation, single-axis tracker solution, TDP Turnkey Trackers. What sets the new tracking solution apart is its updated tracking technology that comes bundled with a full suite of services and support for commercialRead More

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

EcoFasten Solar, a leader in the solar roof mount manufacturing industry, announced that it will relocate its headquarters to Phoenix in January 2016 (to the nice building rendered above). The company’s exponential growth has driven it to a point of needing significantly more space, staff and a location more centralRead More