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The Revolution of Sun Tracking Carports

Commercial size carports are often the easiest solution to deploy large areas of solar collectors in an urban area or on corporate sites, but these fixed carports have a major flaw; because they usually follow the drive lanes azimuth, they are often...

Following “Tradition” - How a well-known operating lease makes a compelling financing alternative for commercial solar

The “traditional” operating lease has been used for decades by equipment salespeople to sell all types of commercial equipment, from office equipment to factory machinery - even big-ticket items like aircraft. Unfortunately, in the solar...

Unlocking Solar Diversity: NYC’s community solar option

Community solar has experienced enormous growth across the country over the past few years. From 2016 to 2019, the total capacity leapt from roughly 300 to 1400 megawatts (MW), more than quadrupling the supply. By 2020, community solar could reach...

Solar vs The California Drought

It was spring 2017. The worst drought in California’s history had just shown signs of letting up. Even though supplies were replenishing, water was still in high demand; valley farmers were desperately looking for ways to cut costs while...

Saving an Industry’s Reputation - Opinions of a solar inspector

My grandmother, trying to instill good values in me when I was young, would say, “It takes years to build a good reputation and only minutes to kill it.” This didn’t resonate with me until I was an adult and running my own business. In those...

Gear Set Reset: How double-enveloping worm technology is driving heliostat dependability

  The Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert uses 173,000 heliostats and is the world’s largest concentrated solar power facility, generating an estimated 940,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy a year. When the average person thinks...

Brownfields to brightfields: Realizing the solar future on recovered land

Rhode Island is currently in the process of creating an inventory of every brownfield, landfill, and...

Up On The Roof: Is ballasting really safer than anchoring?

When rooftop solar became more commercially widespread in the early 2000’s, Building Codes around the world simply did not have any instructions on how to calculate wind effects on tilted panels on a flat roof. As time passed, and PV racking...

Better Financing Options Power Solar Growth

By the close of 2018, the world’s installed global capacity of renewable energy had reached 480.3 GW - around one-third of the world’s...

Employees are at the Heart of the Solar Industry

As with any growing industry in the construction field, the solar power industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor that needs to be addressed if the industry is going to ride the wave of growth.  According to the Solar Jobs...

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