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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.

Sunrise brief: Longroad brings 200 MW of solar online for Microsoft

Also on the rise: A 500 MW pumped storage project gets seed money from California, supply chain issues are pushing up prices and delaying projects, and Pine Gate Renewables completes a 108 MW project in North Carolina.

Sun Streams 2 enters service with Microsoft as long-term offtaker

Sun Streams 2 is one of four Arizona projects that Longroad acquired from First Solar. The PV and storage portfolio totals roughly 900 MW with the potential for 1-2 GWh of battery storage.

Sunrise brief: Rooftop solar in Hawaii gets a boost from a new incentive program

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.

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How do factors related to solar modules impact site-wide tracker costs?

With the market for solar modules ever-evolving, Array Technologies and PVEL released a study looking at the different module characteristics that affect site-wide tracker costs.

Supply chain constraints are starting to hit the solar industry, SEIA says

A Q1 market report said the biggest impact has been on utility-scale projects, with some developers trying to rework PPAs. It warned that “compounding cost increases across all materials are just beginning to affect installers.”

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