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How to install solar power strong enough for a hurricane

The 2017 hurricane season gave analysts at the Rocky Mountain Institute a broad dataset of storm-related solar power plant outcomes, from which they have delivered a list failures and specification for high wind speed survival.

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Solar racking on the floor at Intersolar North America 2018

For most people, solar power means solar panels – but that’s not all that goes into a solar installation. We bring you the beauty of trackers, ground screws, l-feet and all that finely machined metal.

Riding the French Express to higher capacity factors

California’s NEXTracker has acquired key IP from French company Optimum Tracker to “fortify” its current offerings, while opening opportunities for further platform growth.

GameChange reaches over 6 GW of manufacturing capacity

The racking and tracker maker has secured eight additional manufacturing lines, including in six Southeast states.

GameChange Solar to provide 350 MW of racking, tracking for Florida projects

The mounting systems maker expects to deliver these systems over the next few months, as Florida’s solar market continues to boom.

Roth: Steel, aluminum tariffs to add at least 1-3 cents per watt to solar projects

While President Trump has a range of options, all likely scenarios seem likely to result in a modest increase in the cost of solar installations.

Racking and mounting companies renew their call to reject tariffs

In a letter yesterday sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, racking and mounting companies warned of significant job losses in their segment if severe tariffs are imposed on solar cell and module imports.

Solar survives the storms in Puerto Rico

In this op-ed Elie Rothschild of Sollega takes a look at the issue of mounting systems in extreme wind situations, such as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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Trackers dominate U.S. utility-scale solar (w/charts)

Among the many findings in a recent report by Lawrence Berkeley National Labs is that 79% of new U.S. utility-scale solar capacity in 2016 involved tracking systems.

SunLink to supply 500 MW of projects in Florida & Minnesota

Blattner has chosen SunLink to supply both engineering services and fixed-tilt mounting solutions for projects in both states.

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