Trackers

GameChange awarded monster tracker deals across the United States

In what has been an explosive start to the year for the company, GameChange Solar has announced deals that could potentially position the company among the top five global tracker suppliers.

pvMB 2/27/19: Sunpin Solar’s new 96 MW solar plant, Sen. Feinstein returning fossil fuel money… and more!

Hello, happy hump day and welcome once again to the pv magazine USA morning brief. On today’s docket we have solar advocates holding a day of action for Million Solar Strong in New York, Encore Renewable Energy receiving a $1 Million investment, a 100 MW project approved in Maine and the rest of today’s essential solar quick-hitters.

pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that came across our desks in the world of solar.

Single axis trackers go to court

NEXTracker has sued Sunlink for infringing on a patent for a balanced solar tracker clamp, and a separate patent describing the broader support system of a single axis tracker.

Bifacial gets the big money

LONGi bifacial solar modules were included as part of a fully-financed 224 MWdc solar project in Georgia, with NEXTracker suggesting it’s a first for the technology in the United States on a large-scale financed project, with 750 MW already following in their book of business.

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The solar plus storage must flow

Ideal Energy has installed a single-axis tracker, 1.1 MW DC solar plant with NexTracker’s largest flow battery project to date: a 35 unit, 350 kW / 1.1 MWh Avalon Battery vanadium flow system.

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Solar powered single-axis trackers and the algorithms that love them

SmarTrack by Array Technologies, looks to optimize solar electricity production using machine learning algorithms in complex terrains.

$170 million of solar power coming to East Texas

Australian real estate developer Lendlease is pushing forward on a 200 MW solar power project. No electricity off taker has been noted, but the project has secured town approval and a tax abatement.

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The South takes the lead in utility-scale solar as interconnection queues swell to 188 GW (w/charts)

As a further sign that solar is going mainstream across the United States, a new report by Lawrence Berkeley National Labs finds that southeastern states hosted 40% of the utility-scale solar installed nationally in 2017. Interconnection queues have swelled to 188.5 GW of utility solar capacity, eight times more than installed capacity.

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.

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