Balance of Systems

Shoals, solar balance-of-system player, had a strong 2020 and sees an even stronger 2021

Dean Solon of Shoals Technologies Group: “The short version is that it’s been a damned good year.” An interview with Shoals covers the growth of large solar projects in the U.S., high AC/DC ratios and the real costs of using cheap components.

New energy transition exit: the Array Technologies IPO

John Tough of Energize Ventures shares an investor’s view of the biggest solar IPO of 2020. It’s the first and largest solar tracking company available to U.S. public markets.

Solar tracker builder Array Technologies sets its terms in largest solar IPO of 2020

Profitable solar tracker company Array Technologies is going public the old-fashioned way and eschewing the SPAC method being employed by other renewable companies such as QuantumScape and ChargePoint. Did we mention the company was profitable?

Morning Brief: Clean energy SPAC attack continues, Nextracker’s solar tracker design at Australia’s largest PV farm

Also in the brief: David Crane’s SPAC closes its IPO this morning at $230 million, Romeo Systems, a maker of lithium-ion battery packs for EVs is going public via SPAC, FERC OKs CAISO EV charging, storage updates

Soltec plans IPO — another solar tracker company going public

The Spanish solar tracker builder is hoping to debut on the stock markets of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia this year. American solar tracker company Array Technologies has also filed to go public.

Analyzing the 2% DC voltage drop rule

The good people at Mayfield Renewables take us deep into the technical weeds as they question a rule-of-thumb: Is the 2% DC voltage drop rule accurate for real-world conductor sizing or has technological progress in solar made the rule irrelevant?

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Array Technologies IPO to raise $100 million: 6 takeaways from the S-1

Profitable solar tracker company Array Technologies is going public the old-fashioned way and eschewing the SPAC method being employed by other renewable companies such as QuantumScape and ChargePoint. Did we mention the company was profitable?

Nextracker inks 1 GW supply deal and claims up to 12% bifacial yield gain

The 1 GW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will feature NX Horizon trackers with the deal announced after the manufacturer published new bifacial yield gain claims.

SimpliPhi predicts a cobalt-free battery takeover sooner than anyone expects

pv magazine spoke with SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg to discuss why she believes lithium-iron-phosphate is the chemistry of the near future.

Zep founder Jack West returns with ‘the future of solar foundations’

In their first interview with the press, Ojjo CEO Helena Kimball and CTO Jack West talk about the “scaling moment” for utility-scale solar and the drive to innovate.

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