Trackers

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: $1 million=Dynapower, Morningstar still Morningstar, SMA+BYD=<3 & more!

Its Friday, so build something and be cool! Rainwise has launched a compact professional grade weather station, Sungrow has put out a whitepaper with design tips, and more!

All-terrain tracking systems: optimizing the production value of variable terrain

In this op-ed, Yezin Taha of Nevados Engineering introduces all-terrain tracking as a potentially superior solution for sites with sloped terrain.

Schletter to restart its North Carolina presence, sans factory

The mounting systems maker is opening a new sales and distribution office in the Charlotte metro area, and has maintained manufacturing in Europe and Asia.

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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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!

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.

Solar-powered hydrogen and dumplings: pvMB 4/30/19

Hello and welcome to this morning’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Nexamp winning six community solar projects in Illinois, FTC Solar supplying 30 MW of trackers in Oregon, SFPUC’s clean power milestone and everything you need to take on today in the solar industry.

SunLink to withdraw products from U.S. market as asset sale looms

Court documents indicate that SunLink has agreed to not make, import or sell tracker products that are the subject of an IP case with NEXTracker, as a creditor prepares to auction off its assets.

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