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Sunrise brief: Rooftop solar in Hawaii gets a boost from a new incentive program

Also on the rise: A big solar + storage project in New Mexico secures construction financing, and racking and tracker company OMCO Solar offers a business update.


Reinventing utility scale solar from the ground up – literally!

Erthos forgoes tracking mounts and installs utility-scale solar directly on the dirt.


New ASCE committee will focus on advancing the reliability of solar PV structures

The Structural Engineering Institute committee will focus on the structural and geotechnical design of structures that support PV modules on building rooftops, carports, and ground mount facilities.

BayWa r.e. becomes a Canadian distributor of Polar Racking

The announcement highlights Polar’s history of excelling in extreme weather and on difficult terrain.

Sunrise brief: Energy storage enters service for electric cooperative

Also on the rise: Goodyear to add solar at an Innovation Center, NextEra Energy Partners expands a finance arrangement, Solar FlexRack supports a Bahamas project, and California’s annual budget aims to boost support for long-duration storage and ZEVs.

GP Joule breaks ground on 100 MW Canadian solar portfolio

The three 35 MW projects have to be designed to fit environmental challenges, including hurricane-force winds.

Product roundup: Robotic cleaners, mobile EV charging, inverter company, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

Solar 101: Attaching your solar system to your roof

A solar racking system’s strength is determined in part by the metal racking, but it also depends on the roof’s underlying structure. Rafters and any supporting structures must be strong enough to withstand your region’s maximum wind and snow loads.


Polar Racking chosen by Branson group for St. Thomas solar rebuild

The 6.4 MW Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, damaged in 2017, will use Polar’s PRU fixed-tilt racking system.

Watch: Texas solar project gains financial backers as construction moves ahead

The PV solar resource at the 2,000-acre site ranges means the 200 MW project is expected to generate 537.30 GWh of electricity in its first year of operation.

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