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SINGLE-AXIS SOLAR TRACKER STOWING STRATEGIES: WHAT WILL BEST PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT FROM EXTREME WIND EVENTS

The main focus of the white paper was in comparing the different stow strategies on the market, and how they hold up in real life situations. “The rapid expansion of solar PV across the globe makes an in-depth assessment on the long-term security of all major components of a PV system more important than ever – with trackers being perhaps the most important of all BOS components,” said Dr. Thorsten Kray, Head of Building Aerodynamics at I.F.I. and co-author of the paper “The 30° stow strategies that are common with other large tracker companies simply don’t offer the same peace of mind as a 0° strategy – when you look at the results, and when you think about how many high wind events a plant might see in its 30 year lifetime, the benefit actually becomes quite clear.”

VERTEX MODULE TECHNOLOGY WHITE PAPER

Considering the impact of high current output on the junction box and inverter, module size on the installation, handling, transportation and logistics, Trina Solar has taken the lead in proposing a third-cut solar cell, 5*30 cell layout based on 210mm oversized wafers, with the perfect combination of Multi-Bus Bar, non-destructive cutting and high-density cell interconnection technology, which make the Vertex reaches 500W-plus power output and 21%-plus efficiency. The product design also takes into account the compatibility of downstream systems, paving the way for the Vertex in system integration and application.

ROLLS BATTERY ENGINEERING - ONLINE TRAINING VIDEOS

Rolls premium deep cycle batteries offer dependable, long-lasting energy storage in a wide range of voltage and capacity options. Rolls Technical Support team offers in-class technical training workshops throughout the year as well as support with many battery-related questions online via our Support page here.

ESG 2.0: HOW TO IMPROVE ESG SCORING TO BETTER REFLECT RENEWABLE ENERGY USE AND INVESTMENT

In the white paper, ESG 2.0: How to Improve ESG Scoring to Better Reflect Renewable Energy Use and Investment, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) explores the current state of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in the U.S. and provides recommendations for ESG methodologies that better reflect renewable energy use and investment.

ALBEDO: SUN GATHERED FROM THE SOIL

In this White Paper, the BiTEC analysis center places special emphasis on the importance of albedo to achieve more satisfactory results in obtaining energy. In this way, we conclude that the lighter colors of the soil and a softer texture result in a higher albedo and a greater generation of energy in bifacial modules.

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BITEC: HOW TO SIMULATE BIFACIAL PROJECTS?

This whitepaper is the second part of a summary presenting the results obtained from November 2018 until March 2019 at Soltec’s Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) in Livermore, CA, USA. BiTEC studied Bifacial Gain in photovoltaic modules developed according to the two most common tracker market configurations nowadays: one-in-portrait (1P) and two-in-portrait (2P). Results obtained during fall and winter months show that individual modules in two-in-portrait configuration trackers obtain a Bifacial Gain of 16.8% under high albedo conditions (59.6%), which is 2.2% more than the same modules under a 1P configuration trackers for identical conditions.

KEEPING IT LEAN IN 2019

Rooftop solar has come a long way over the past decade. The ever-improving quality of equipment and components, enhanced level of expertise, consumer-friendly financing and huge price drops have all contributed mightily to turning residential and commercial/industrial solar into a thriving multibillion-dollar construction/energy sector in the United States and other countries. As the industry grows and more contractors get into the solar business, we know how important it is to provide useful tips and solid information on installation best practices from the mounting perspective—especially those that help installers keep their operations lean, the quality of their work high, and their businesses profitable.