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Featured White Papers

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
SOLTEC'S BIFACIAL TRACKING INCREASES ENERGY PRODUCTION BY 0.30%
Published by Soltec
A UNIQUE APPROACH TO COUPLING SOLAR AND STORAGE
Published by Alencon Systems, Inc.

All White Papers

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.

EMPOWERING GREEN HYDROGEN

As the world transitions to sustainable energy sources, the hydrogen economy represents significant opportunity for energy producers with the right tools and strategies to evolve alongside it. The green hydrogen value chain will be more complex and involve more stakeholders than those of conventional energy sources, and without the solid digital tools, companies will find it difficult to take full advantage of all the hydrogen economy has to offer. Our white paper, “Empowering green hydrogen: Data’s key role in sustainable energy generation,” incorporates a survey of 112 utility companies

SOLAR CLIPPING RECAPTURE

This whitepaper provides an overview of DC-coupled battery energy storage solutions and DC clipping recapture. By utilizing clipping recapture, Eneon's solutions offer a constant power generation curve during the day while also capturing and using clipped energy that would otherwise be wasted. This paper explores the benefits of DC-coupled battery energy storage solutions and provides a detailed explanation of how Eneon's approach to DC clipping recapture can optimize energy usage.

SOLTEC'S BIFACIAL TRACKING INCREASES ENERGY PRODUCTION BY 0.30%

Soltec’s new algorithm for bifacial modules searches for the optimal position of solar trackers in a PV plant taking into account the sum of front and back radiation.

LEARN HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR MODULE PROCUREMENT

Learn which BOS & revenue levers have the largest impact on your project NPV. You'll get: Real-world project examples that show why rules of thumb can't be assumed; Insights into CapEx and Revenue levers such as labor, foundation and racking costs, and module energy degradation and production; Detailed breakdowns of the calculations and comparisons you'll need when sourcing modules for your large-scale projects.

A UNIQUE APPROACH TO COUPLING SOLAR AND STORAGE

Solar + Storage is hot. Really hot. Like the market is going to double six times in the next 15 years hot, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This whitepaper covers a variety of topics from the basics of what Solar + Storage is all about through to the benefits its provides, different topologies for deployment and the details of what is really involved in executing a successful Solar + Storage project. The article seeks to explain every buzz word you may have heard about Solar + Storage, so it’s a great lead for both experts as well as those looking to learn more about this exciting field. In particular, the article highlights the benefits Alencon’s unique PV-Centric DC-coupled approach to deploying Solar + Storage by using the SPOT family of DC-DC optimizers.

IS THE GRID READY FOR OUR ELECTRIC FUTURE?

The whitepaper discusses the challenges and opportunities that will arise from the broad adoption of sustainable energy solutions. Additionally, the paper identifies how companies like PassKey, a subsidiary of SK E&S, are focused on the energy transition and are supporting the evolution to a more sustainable and reliable future.