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Dronebase rebrands as Zeitview to scale aerial solar scanning

Zeitview issues real-time ratings from A to D for operational solar projects of 1 MW and larger.

Soiling – a multibillion-dollar issue for the solar industry

A new report by the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS) estimates that lost revenue from PV module soiling amounts to more than $3.2 billion per year, an amount that is only set to increase as PV systems grow larger and more efficient.


Are sheep eligible for the ITC?

Most professionals believe that sheep are not Investment Tax Credit eligible because they’re not considered integral components of a solar plant, others suggest pushing the argument that a taxpayers’ patriotic duty is to challenge the tax code on behalf of sheep.


BayWa r.e. optimizes business model for agrivoltaics

BayWa r.e. has begun optimizing its sheep count while experimenting with shepherd partnership business models.


Sunrise brief: Agrivoltaics co-locates solar and agriculture, yielding mutual benefit

Also on the rise: Bi-directional charging approved for Nissan LEAF in the U.S.  PVH to open solar tracker manufacturing plant in Texas. And more.

Raptor Maps partners with JinkoSolar to streamline the PV module warranty process

Raptor Maps reports that its new software provides a solution to a historically complex process by fusing robotically-captured inspection data with both in-field and manufacturer-supplied data.


Borrego makes its first major push into utility-scale O&M

Two operations and maintenance contracts signed for combined total of 100 MW in Ohio.

Borrego spin off, ECP, rebrands as New Leaf Energy

Solar and energy storage development business to operate as New Leaf Energy, an independent arm of ECP focused on distributed generation and utility-scale projects in the US.

Heat wave sparks fire at solar park in the Netherlands

The fire affected an area of around 5,000 square meters but did not damage the solar panels. The local fire brigade was able to control the fire in around two hours.

Considerations for solar projects during heat waves

High temperatures can affect different components of PV systems. Inverters can fail, the efficiency of solar modules can decline, and existing cell damage can become worse. However, investors, planners, and operators can adjust to heat waves in a number of different ways.

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