Post Tagged with: "NEXTracker"

Shave and a rate cut: How solar + storage solutions are shaving peaks, saving big bucks

Shave and a rate cut: How solar + storage solutions are shaving peaks, saving big bucks

July 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Shaving the peaks off commercial and industrial (C&I) electric bills is the top revenue stream for energy storage systems, and given the trend in increasing utility charges for time-of-use consumption, peak shaving can pay for a system in as little as three years, system providers say. Just how high theRead 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 1 comment

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

Iowa university to install NEXTracker solar+storage power plant

Iowa university to install NEXTracker solar+storage power plant

May 7, 2018 at 8:12 am Comments are Disabled

Iowa-based Ideal Energy is constructing a 1.1 MW power plant at the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, using the NEXTracker NX Flow integrated solar-plus-storage system. The project will be built on University land and, when completed, it is projected to be one of the largest solar-plus-storage powerRead More

Podcast: How NEXTracker ‘decapitated the duck’ with its new solar-plus-storage tracker design

Podcast: How NEXTracker ‘decapitated the duck’ with its new solar-plus-storage tracker design

March 12, 2018 at 5:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Being the No. 1 tracker worldwide according to GTM Research, I will assume you’ve heard of NEXTracker and its decentralized tracker design by now. What you may not know about is the company’s giant leap into the storage arena with two solutions — NX Drive, a standardized battery enclosure systemRead More

Global solar tracker shipments up 32 percent, another 30 percent increase expected

Global solar tracker shipments up 32 percent, another 30 percent increase expected

February 23, 2018 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Solar trackers continue to take more market share in large-scale PV design, and the #TrumpTariffs may even encourage more tracker deployment, in order for more conservative investors who traditionally installed fixed-tilt under pre-tariff pricing look to boost long-term project value. Even before accounting for that possibility, according to new dataRead More

NEXTracker’s NX Drive storage solution selected for project in Ontario

NEXTracker’s NX Drive storage solution selected for project in Ontario

February 7, 2018 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Leclanché, an Ontario, Canada-based global integrator of energy storage, has selected NEXTracker to supply its NX Drive energy storage system (ESS) for battery solutions the company is installing at commercial and industrial businesses in Ontario, Canada. NX Drive is a standardized battery enclosure system for generation-plus-storage and stand-alone storage applications.Read More

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

January 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson selected NEXTracker to supply 325 megawatts (5 blocks of 65 MW each) of its smart solar trackers to its massive project within the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt. The Benban solar park occupies 37-square-kilometers and, when completed in 2019, will host aRead More

Get to know NEXTracker’s Energy Storage Solutions offering

Get to know NEXTracker’s Energy Storage Solutions offering

January 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasts the global energy storage market will “double six times” by 2030, growing from less than 5 gigawatt-hours in 2016 to more than 300 gigawatt-hours. An estimated $103 billion will be invested in energy storage over that time period. All of those numbers mean a bigRead More

Case study: Prepping solar tracker systems in advance of a hurricane

Case study: Prepping solar tracker systems in advance of a hurricane

October 23, 2017 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

When the U.S. government declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Irma’s arrival on Sept. 8, we knew what was at stake for the 33 NEXTracker solar projects (or 24,000 tracker rows) that would be affected by the impending high winds and flood waters. Although our experience withRead More

Solar tracking system advancements: What’s the impact over the life of a PV plant?

Solar tracking system advancements: What’s the impact over the life of a PV plant?

July 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

The goal of a solar tracking system is to boost the lifetime energy production of a given site, somewhere between 20 to 30 percent over a 30-year period. But this is not a “set-it-and-forget-it” proposition. Today’s tracker systems are more advanced than ever before, but they require an operations andRead More