Also in the brief: kWh Analytics’ insurance policy on solar production and revenues, Solar FlexRack has reached 200 solar tracker installations, the Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project has been sold and more.
With three models of 500-watt solar panels officially unveiled, here’s a look at what that means for the future of project development and the solar industry at large.
Also in the morning brief: Solar irradiance and coal deliveries fall, Schletter goes with extra-strong pile-driven foundations
PV InfoLink sees some multi-silicon module pricing increases, Array Technologies’ new clip lets First Solar install a module every 11 seconds and DNV GL has launched a global solar production projection tool. Send your hardware and services to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com
Module efficiencies will continue to increase, while the price of an individual module will stay the same. Not only will this hardware produce more power, it’ll work far longer — with predictions of 30-year module warranties, roughly the projected lifetime of gas assets.
Plenty of innovative hardware at the show that isn’t a module, battery or racking — as well as services and the Solar Games.
EMP/solar flare-hardened gear, storage-behind-the-PV-module and Generac made appearances at the Intersolar show in Southern California last week.
Modules and batteries get all the headlines, but solar racking represents the shoulders upon which everything is built — and advances in this field are happening fast. Vertical racking for bifacial modules, new floating racking, a replacement for aluminum flashing, corrugated metal connections, and more!
Today in the brief: Soltage buys a 40 MW Oregon solar portfolio, Warburg Pincus to make a $300M investment in startup Scale Microgrid, a study questionin the emissions related to solar as a resource and more.
Sunmodo’s racking hardware has been approved by Sunnova, Schneider Electric and Scale Microgrid Solutions are partnering up to do some indoor farming, Groundwork rents the machines you need to build and maintain your facilities and more! Also – send your gear news to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com to get in here.
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