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Large format modules present a new set of challenges

As modules change in size and form factor, ripple effects are felt across the entire solar industry, requiring tweaks, modifications, and outright changes to longstanding project development and construction practices.

FTC touts tracker capable of withstanding 120 MPH winds

The Voyager+ can withstand category 3 hurricane winds and also tackles the challenges of low wind speeds that have historically been an issue for 2P trackers.

Sunrise brief: Soltec books tracker orders for 700 MW of solar capacity

Also on the rise: Price increases and trade uncertainty weigh on solar, TVA prices a green bond offering, and we look at factors that affect rooftop solar longevity.

Soltec wins tracker order for 700 MW of solar capacity in Colorado

The order is expected to strengthen Soltec’s operating backlog, which stood at nearly $430 million at the end of the second quarter.

Sunrise brief: Developers are now targeting Ohio for big solar projects

Also on the rise: Nextracker wins tacker orders for 1.6 GW of capacity, Greenskies and Vanguard top off a rooftop solar project, and Hurricane Ida knocked out 2k miles of transmission in Louisiana.

Arevon Energy taps Nextracker for 1.6 GW of solar projects

Nextracker will supply NX Horizon smart solar trackers with TrueCapture and NX Navigator software and control systems for seven projects in Indiana and Nevada.

AES taps Borrego to build 72 MW of solar capacity in Michigan

The trio of solar farms will use bifacial solar modules on single-axis trackers and are slated to enter service in 2022.

Solar FlexRack provides trackers for distributed solar projects in three states

The 30 MW of solar capacity is slated to be completed in 2022, with another 20 MW under development with Swinerton Renewable Energy.

Sunrise brief: Senate votes to advance a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Also on the rise: New Jersey regulators vote to offer new net metering incentives, Mechatron Solar receives a patent for a gearless dual-axis tracker, and GEBs may save gobs of money for building owners and power providers.

Intersect Power names equipment suppliers and EPC for California and Texas solar projects

The 415 MW Radian project in Texas and the 313 MW Athos III project in California are expected to begin construction later this year, and will enter service in 2022.

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