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Featured White Papers

RECORDED WEBINAR: HOW TO POWER TELECOM SITES IN CHALLENGING LOCATIONS
Published by Morningstar Corporation
OVERCOMING ESG HURDLES IN 2024 AND BEYOND
Published by Quickbase
FIGHT DATA FRAGMENTATION IN BUILDING PROJECTS AND CONSTRUCTION
Published by Quickbase
EBOOK: MAKING MANUFACTURING DYNAMIC
Published by Quickbase
MASTERING WIND HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD OPTIMIZED TRACKER SYSTEMS THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME
Published by Terrasmart
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING SOLAR IN THE MIDWEST
Published by Terrasmart
AUTONOMOUS DRONES IN THE AGE OF SOLAR
Published by Raptor Maps
SPOTLIGHT ON THE STATE OF SOLAR: CALIFORNIA
Published by Raptor Maps
SOLTEC’S SFONE REDUCES EARTHWORK COSTS BY 12-14%
Published by Soltec

All White Papers

THE CHALLENGES OF WIND TURBINE BLADE DURABILITY

This paper examines the factors that are contributing to this transition through the lens of broad trends across the life cycle of blades – design, manufacturing, transportation/handling, operations, and life extension – and synthesizes a perspective based on DNV’s experience providing technical support to owners, operators, and turbine manufacturers. Perspectives provided here are driven by a combination of observations made through DNV’s interactions with the industry, including seeing the commercial and contractual forces driving new projects, providing certification-related services, performing blade design reviews and blade manufacturing evaluations, observing operational damage from inspections, and investigating blade failures.

ENHANCING ENERGY YIELDS WITH TRUECAPTURE: USING NEXTRACKER’S PROVEN INTELLIGENT CONTROL CAPABILITIES TO OPTIMIZE SOLAR PROJECT FINANCING AND PLANT PERFORMANCE

A new Nextracker white paper, “Enhancing Energy Yields with TrueCapture: Using Nextracker’s Proven Intelligent Control Capabilities to Optimize Solar Project Financing and Plant Performance,” provides third-party, independent engineer-validated data from three solar power plants in the U.S. and Mexico. Across the board, the case studies cited in the white paper show that TrueCapture’s advanced control algorithms’ ability to mitigate inter-row shading and adjust for diffuse light conditions on a variety of site conditions have increased energy output by at least 2%--the equivalent of hundreds of megawatt-hours or more annually. These kinds of verifiable, field-proven results have led numerous asset owners and developers to add TrueCapture to both their new projects and existing fleets.

RECORDED WEBINAR: HOW TO POWER TELECOM SITES IN CHALLENGING LOCATIONS

View the recording of this special joint webinar between SFC Energy and Morningstar to see how solar hybrid fuel cell systems are used to power telecom sites in locations that are difficult to access and service because of terrain and proximity. During this webinar to learn about: • A green alternative to a genset (ESG Friendly Option) • A proven extremely reliable source of off-grid power • The components that make up a solar hybrid fuel cells system • Remote monitoring • Competitive total cost of ownership • Examples of successful deployments in telecom applications

THENERGY-SIGENERGY REPORT: ENERGY STORAGE BATTERY SAFETY IN RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

As the energy transition progresses, more and more innovations are needed to smoothen the process. The objective of THEnergy is to address information about key innovations in the celantech space actively. In this section reports and white papers will be announced and made available for download.

OVERCOMING ESG HURDLES IN 2024 AND BEYOND

Businesses like yours around the world are taking a renewed approach towards their environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities. As regulatory pressure around ESG goals grows, you know it’s important to have clear insight on progress and keep track of what work still needs to be done. Meeting your ESG goals can be challenging. This eBook can give you the knowledge you need to stay in line with strict regulations.

FIGHT DATA FRAGMENTATION IN BUILDING PROJECTS AND CONSTRUCTION

Before you say, “No, not my business!” keep in mind that more than 90% of participants in our recent study are at moderate or high risk of fragmentation. Fortunately, fighting back is much easier than living with the problem. Find out how much fragmentation is throwing off your projects. Take the quiz or download the playbook now.

EBOOK: MAKING MANUFACTURING DYNAMIC

As we enter our new age of workforce productivity, with AI, automation, and no-code changing the way we work, organizations are going to need to keep up to manage their Dynamic Work. This is especially true in manufacturing, with a balance of physical and digital materials, flexible processes, and complex, multi-stakeholder. Manufacturing needs to be able to handle these rapid changes, and requires dynamic solutions to succeed and drive productivity. In fact, Deloitte found that 76% of manufacturers are adopting digital tools to gain enhanced transparency into their supply chain.

ENSURING SAFETY AND SECURITY - SAFETY AND SECURITY IN C&I ROOFTOP PV

Ensuring safety and security for the next era of the solar PV rollout. You're not just investing in solar energy; you're investing in the future of your business. The European C&I solar market has established itself as a global leader, but there's a factor that often gets overlooked: Safety. At Solnet Group, we believe safety is not a mere checkbox—it's the cornerstone of a profitable and sustainable solar investment. Our latest white paper unpacks the latest advancements in safety and examines how a safer solar system can greatly improve the economic outlook of your investment. If you are in charge of commercial roof space in Europe, and are ready to leverage it to drive down costs for your business, this white paper is for you.

MASTERING WIND HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD OPTIMIZED TRACKER SYSTEMS THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME

A reliable solar tracker system should not only perform well on challenging sites, but also weather storms and strong winds. High wind events can damage assets on solar tracker sites—resulting in higher remedial costs and increased downtime. Thus, the ideal tracker solution should be aerodynamically stable during bad weather to mitigate risks and maximize returns. But designing trackers for strong winds presents its own challenges. Due to the complex characteristics of wind turbulence on solar arrays, traditional wind tests based on standard building codes often fail to capture the nuances of how different scenarios might affect a tracker’s design. A comprehensive approach—one that not only accounts for a specific tracker design, but also tests for various possibilities that may arise from different wind loading and aerodynamic scenarios—is key to ensuring the success and longevity of your tracker project.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING SOLAR IN THE MIDWEST

When it comes to developing PV sites in the Midwest, every great opportunity comes with an equal number of challenges. Developers typically face two major setbacks in this region: heavy snow loads and frost heave. Failing to plan for these harsh weather challenges could lead to disastrous consequences such as increased remedial costs, asset downtime, and loss of power purchase agreement (PPA) competitiveness. What makes the Midwest so challenging is its variability. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for the region as sites in Ohio vs. Michigan or even Kansas vs. Minnesota can be drastically different. For this reason alone, it is important to find a partner that has a broad portfolio and can adapt to site-specific concerns.

CYBERSECURITY IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

LF Energy and the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) have released a new whitepaper on how open source software is critical to the innovation and transformation of our energy infrastructure, and how to use it in a way that shields against cyber threats. The whitepaper covers best practices for open source development within the energy sector with a focus on four key areas: The Evolution of Energy Systems; The Role of Open Source in Energy; Current State of Cybersecurity in Energy; Best Practices in Open Source for Cybersecurity

SHIFTING EV ADOPTION INTO OVERDRIVE: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY INNOVATIONS FOR SHORT AND LONG-TERM SUCCESS

Just selling more EVs is not enough. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in August 2022 includes multiple provisions to make electric vehicles more financially attractive to consumers, as well as incentives for charging deployment and domestic manufacturing. Now is the time for coordination between all stakeholders, including utilities, carmakers, and technology providers, to capitalize on the momentum of the IRA. The infrastructure to support this transition must provide a positive experience for consumers as they shift away from internal combustion engines and move toward a new way of driving. Download the report to explore the challenges, opportunities – and progress – in supporting EV adoption and integration at scale.

SOLAR TRACKERS: MAXIMIZING ENERGY OUTPUT WITH SOLAR TRACKING PRECISION

Solar trackers have revolutionized the utility-scale solar segment providing the economics necessary to make solar supplied energy very affordable and competitive with non-renewable sources. Learn how in this whitepaper.

SNAKE TRAY SOLAR SNAKE MAX XL™ THE BEST SOLAR CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UNDER THE SUN

Snake Tray’s patented Solar Snake Max XL is a completely trenchless cable management solution for utility grade solar and renewable energy plants.

PCBA DESIGNERS WILL SHAPE TOMORROW'S GRID

Since the late 1880s, little has changed with the U.S. power grid. Technological advancements now allow us to rethink our approach to energy, with myriad benefits for individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. In order to achieve this transformation, companies on the front lines of technology will require support from knowledgeable PCBA designers and manufacturers who have the skills and capabilities to design, manufacture, and produce the required next-generation products. Throughout this white paper, we will discuss challenges and opportunities related to building a next-generation power grid.

AUTONOMOUS DRONES IN THE AGE OF SOLAR

A framework for building a business case for autonomous drone systems—also known as drone-in-a-box—on solar farms. Solar asset owners and asset managers can learn about the best use cases for autonomous drones in utility-scale solar, technical and regulatory considerations, and how to calculate a return on investment.

AIR MOVES SOLAR TRACKERS BETTER THAN ELECTRICITY

Download Sunfolding’s new paper, The Power of Air, to find out how the advantages that pneumatic power brings to other industries—applying brakes to fast-moving trucks and trains, creating vibration for industrial hoppers and bins, or pressing and cutting raw materials for metalworking and machine tooling—make air a superior source of power in the solar industry.

EXTENDING MODULE LIFETIME USING DESICCATED EDGE SEALANT

Learn the benefit of adding a desiccated butyl edge sealant to the photovoltaic (PV) module package by examining the impact of desiccant on moisture breakthrough time and the test results demonstrating adhesion to qualify as a cemented joint.

OPTIMIZING SOLAR AND STORAGE ASSETS WITH ADVANCED MONITORING AND CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY

The call for renewable energy projects around the globe is apparent from private sector emissions reduction targets through federal government and state plans and legislation. This whitepaper from Guidehouse Insights explores how the monitoring and controls (M&C) technology market is evolving to meet the need for advanced solutions to optimize solar and storage assets both behind-the-meter (BTM) and front-of-the-meter (FTM). The research outlines how industry stakeholders should be thinking about their solar and storage project portfolios and the ways advanced M&C technologies improve performance, create new value stream opportunities over time, and reduce asset risk.

PREDICTIVE SAFETY ANALYTICS

‍This white paper explains how battery analytics prevent thermal runaway by continuously analyzing battery management system data.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE STATE OF SOLAR: CALIFORNIA

California is the largest solar market in the United States in installed capacity and number of solar projects, with 15,967 megawatts of utility-scale installations at the beginning of 2023. California also leads the nation in lost revenue from asset underperformance, with an estimated $90.5 in revenue anticipated to be lost by the state’s utility-scale solar installations through the end of 2023. If rigorous inspections are not performed and hardware is not remediated, these losses are a conservative estimate of the state-wide tally of equipment-driven underperformance.

TUBULAR VS FLAT PLATE BATTERIES

Key technical advantages of Discover Tubular Battery vs Flat Plate Battery for use in renewable and stationary applications.

MAKING THE SWITCH

Examining the mystery, myths and confusion with respect to retrofitting Lithium batteries into existing solar off-grid systems.

MEASURING THE CARBON INTENSITY OF GREEN HYDROGEN

This white paper demonstrates the economics of green hydrogen, including how the hourly carbon impact of hydrogen can help operators optimize their business decisions on the operating protocol of electrolyzers when these are tied directly to wind and solar facilities

SOLTEC’S SFONE REDUCES EARTHWORK COSTS BY 12-14%

The studies have been carried out by an independent consultant, with data provided by Soltec for a 50 MW plant using proprietary software.