Talking Single-axis Tracker with Kevin Ward, RBI Solar

RBI's Sunflower single-axis tracker is designed and engineered to meet the project development challenges of topography and maximized PV density. The system has an articulating table design, which accommodates undulating North/South slope tolerances up +/- 10%

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Takeaways

Being a juror is an amazing experience. It is heartening to see how thoughtful the teams were in their designs. The students included innovative approaches to achieve the design goals and some created models to show off their design.

Top Mobile Apps for Solar Installers

Mobile technology has shown its prominence in the solar industry, where inverter manufacturers develop their own digital user experiences for PV owners eager to monitor the health of their systems.

2019's Battery Tech Challenge

Developing markets mean opportunity and threat for battery technology.

Renewable Energy Strategy in the Middle East

There is an unbroken and even accelerating deployment rate of renewables on Middle Eastern grid systems. Through this diversification of energy generation the need for storage is the best way to mitigate between demand and production of intermittent energy.

Reusing Renewable Energy Products

We started RENewed Wind and Solar because we don't think quality renewable energy equipment should sit in a warehouse - or worse, go to a landfill. We think there's a better way. Reuse.

How to Design a Rooftop Solar System for Maximum Energy Density?

For some installations it may make sense to reduce the tilt of the modules to a less optimal incident angle. Though this means less production on a per module-basis, it can mean a significant increase in the daily unshaded collection time for the array.

Trend to Watch: Bifacial Modules

Bifacial solar modules are becoming more popular in the solar industry. These modules can absorb sunlight from both sides as opposed to just one. Therefore, they can convert the light that is reflected behind the panel to increase the total energy production.

How Civil Work Erodes Project Economics

Both on paper and in the field, civil engineering can quickly drain your project's margins. From the intricacies of installation logistics to the added costs of non-standard products, margins become slimmer as development becomes more and more complex.

California Leads Nation in Residential Solar Installation Rates, Overall Homes and Total Capacity

Gavop's analysis of latest solar installation data from SEIA and census data shows that California leads the nation at 44.92% of all homes installed with solar home. California also leads the nation with total homes installed with solar power at 6.3M total homes ...

A Multi-trillion-dollar Energy Marketplace Is Emerging

Billions of individual devices and population growth have increased demand exponentially. Technology advances with the potential to lower costs and ward off cyber dangers are critically needed. And, commitments to clean and renewable energy sources have become mandates.

When Augers, Ground Screws Make Economic Sense for Solar Contractors?

The use of augers and ground screws have been of interest in solar ground mount systems for some time, and for the right sized job, they offer solar contractors an opportunity to grow their business.

LiDAR Technology Guides Measure's Automated, High Definition Wind Turbine Inspections

The LiDAR system that is mounted on the drone is used not only to navigate close to the blade but also to obtain spatial information about the blade. After a mission is completed, the data import process associates each image with the corresponding spatial information...

Fuel-Efficiency Vehicles: Where Are We Now?

Although sales growth in the U.S. has been slow, global sales of more energy efficient vehicles has taken off. This is leading to a great need for infrastructure investments that can support these types of vehicles, leading to many potential opportunities ...

NEC 2017 and Rapid Shutdown

Solar professionals can best prepare for NEC 2017 rapid shutdown regulations by educating themselves about the differences between NEC 2014 & 2017, options for multivendor solutions like Tigo, and relying on certified products that compliant.

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