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Featured Solar & Wind White Papers

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
SPOTLIGHT ON THE STATE OF SOLAR: CALIFORNIA
Published by Raptor Maps
SOLTEC’S SFONE REDUCES EARTHWORK COSTS BY 12-14%
Published by Soltec

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.