Racking

LONGi shingled module, Soltec bifacial simulations, Campbell Scientific solar albedo, more!

Hardware! Hardware! Get your fresh hardware! Terrasmart’s new *fixed* racking takes into account bifacial solar panels, Quickmount releases 5 to 10 degree commercial rooftop racking system, “Lead Crystal” batteries with 18-20 year lifetimes, more!

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Apple picks single axis trackers and bifacial solar panels (w/pictures!)

Swinerton Renewable Energy is moving to interconnection this week of the 200 MWac / 251 MWdc Techren II facility in Boulder, Nevada. The plant uses NEXTracker single-axis trackers and bifacial solar modules from Canadian Solar and LONGi.

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Hardware brief: ProteaBracket 34% lighter, silicon carbide subcomponents, wtf!! California, and more!

Its the weekend and time to play with your hardware! Q-Cells is launching a 25 year *hardware* warranty for modules manufactured in Georgia, NREL researchers are designing tools to test individual battery cells, plus the EIA solar module report!

A way oversized DC:AC ratio seen in the wild!

Swinerton Renewables & SolarFlex have announced a 26.4 MWac solar project, which public documents show is bigger than 48.6 MWdc – meaning a greater than 1.8:1 DC to AC ratio.

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Latest proposed steel tariffs could hit the solar industry

A finding that Mexico and China are subsidizing the structural steel products that they export to the United States could have impacts on racking and tracking systems makers.

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Vivint’s $100 million deal, Sunpower’s trade secrets suit: pvMB 6/24/19

Hello and welcome one and all to the start of the week and this Monday’s pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the polling saying 42% of Dems prefer plans to decarbonize by 2030, the cost of energy storage in New Jersey, Duke’s North Rosamond power plant going on-line and more!

NY’s renewable mega mandate passes the House, Trump’s “Dirty Power Plan”: pvMB 6/20/19

Hello and welcome to the Thursday morning brief! Boy do we have a packed brief for you, where we’ll be looking at NEXTracker reaching 20 GW of trackers, SEIA calling for an extension of the ITC, 1 GW of US clean energy projects auctioned at NYSE and more!

Solar carports go national: photo essay

Even if your car is baking in the hot summer sun, you can imagine it staying cool under one of these solar carports recently built all across the country. Technologies include prefabricated framing, double cantilever canopies, and water management systems.

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FPL opens the floodgates on a tidal wave of solar

Florida Power and Light is ramping up construction on its “30 by 30” plan, announcing today the beginning of 10 projects across the Sunshine State, each one clocking in at 74.5 MW, for a grand total of 745 MW of solar.

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Little benefit to U.S. solar as Trump lifts tariffs on steel & aluminum from Canada

While the lifting of any tariffs is welcome news to the U.S. solar industry, manufacturers say that low prices on materials are unlikely to return as long as the global tariffs remain.

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