Trackers

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.

Trackers taking over the market: An interview with Eb Russell, RP Construction Services

In this interview, RPCS founder & President Eb Russell explores the factors behind how trackers are taking over the utility-scale solar market, as well as giving insights on the solar contracting business in the wake of the Section 201 tariffs.

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West of the Pecos Solar sells 50 of its 100 MW

E.ON’s first move into the Texas solar power market is a 100 MW-AC solar project located in West Texas. The company announced an agreement to sell 50 MW-AC worth of the output to SK E&S Co, one of South Korea’s largest energy companies.

GCL signs a 110 MW solar power contract in Colorado (project layout, hardware included)

GCL’s “Overseas Seeding Initiative” has landed in Brighton, Colorado – dropping in over 330,000 solar panels on single axis trackers.

GameChange reaches over 6 GW of manufacturing capacity

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

Arizona’s largest solar plus storage plant starring Tesla, First Solar and NEXTracker

Arizona utility Salt River Project has brought together a technological trifecta in its recently commissioned single-axis tracker 20 MW solar plus 10 MW/40 MWh energy storage power plant.

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The path to 1.5¢/kWh solar power, and lower

GTM Research projects 24¢/w solar panels and utility scale fixed-tilt systems at $0.70/W by 2022, which opens up new possibilities for ultra-cheap power from solar.

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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.

NEXTracker to supply trackers for 634 MW of First Solar projects

The tracker maker will also supply a new type of racking for the roll out of First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.

Warren Buffett utility says no new gas

Pacificorp, a Berkshire Hathaway electricity utility serving six Western states, said it has no plans to build new gas or coal in the coming decades, but instead plans to add 2.7 GW of wind and 1.8 GW of solar.

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