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.
Erthos forgoes tracking mounts and installs utility-scale solar directly on the dirt.
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.
The announcement highlights Polar’s history of excelling in extreme weather and on difficult terrain.
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.
The three 35 MW projects have to be designed to fit environmental challenges, including hurricane-force winds.
Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.
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.
The 6.4 MW Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, damaged in 2017, will use Polar’s PRU fixed-tilt racking system.
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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