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Longroad Energy installing U.S.-made First Solar modules in Arizona solar-plus-storage plant

The 220 MWdc solar and 214 MWac / 855 MWh Serrano solar-plus-storage project will also feature Powin’s BESS, Sungrow inverters, and Nextracker trackers.

Sunrise brief: Top five solar states

Also on the rise: U.S. solar industry week in review. U.S. expected to outpace Europe in lithium-ion battery cells. And more.

GameChange validates 40-year maintenance-free design of Genius Tracker drive system

At an outdoor site in Massachusetts, GameChange Solar trackers worked overtime in a test to determine how the drive system can be expected to function for 40 years.

Texas manufacturer signs onto three-party power purchase agreement

A 2.6 MW solar project in Seguin, Texas will supply about 13% of electricity needs of Vitesco Technologies, an automotive supplier.

Construction begins on largest utility-owned solar project in New Hampshire

ReVision Energy is building the 4.9 MW solar project on 36 acres of vacant land in Kingston, New Hampshire.

GameChange to expand U.S manufacturing of solar tracking to 35 GW

The tracker supplier reports that it will be able to deliver solar tracker systems that contain 70% domestic content with the potential to increase the percentage to over 85%.

Sunrise brief: California regulators approve $1.9 billion investment plan for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure

Also on the rise: On the floor at RE+ Northeast 2024. Utility-scale solar had a record year in 2023–set to double in 2024. And more.

Blue Ridge Power plans 164 MW solar tracker-based plant in Virginia

Soltec to supply SF7 trackers that were introduced to the U.S. market last month, and are not only designed to adapt to terrain, but can be locally manufactured, the company reports.

Sunrise brief: RE+ Northeast 2024 shines in Boston

Also on the rise: Large-format solar modules and legacy assumptions. Update on Puerto Rico solar market. And more.

Large-format solar modules and legacy assumptions

While most large-format modules are lab tested for certification, the lab is not the real world. The field loading applied to a solar module depends on the structure on which it is mounted and the terrain of the project.

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