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How Solar Power Can Balance the Effects of Mother Nature in Natural Disasters

If you’re banking on Reno not suffering from a natural disaster in the near future, you’ll have better statistical odds against the slot machines a few miles down U.S. 95 in Las Vegas. And, if you’re a Reno resident without rooftop solar,...

Choosing the Right Concrete Wedge Anchor

When you use the right tools, you end up saving money. This may seem obvious, but something as basic as choosing the correct fasteners for your solar project makes a big difference when it comes to staying on budget, or going over. The costs of...

Cost-Effective PV in Northern Climates: Getting it Done Right from the Start

What works in the desert won’t last on the northern prairie… As utility-scale PV grows beyond its traditional sun-soaked environments, developers and EPCs have faced a steep learning curve. Experience gained in the desert doesn’t...

Northern Exposure: Ground mount solar for anywhere the ground freezes

The sun may be shining brightly, but the ground is frozen—perhaps permanently. Frozen ground presents two challenges for traditional ground mount solar foundations. One is year-round and involves the need to go deep, below the frost line, to avoid...

Avoid Wire Management Disasters in 3 Easy Steps

Just like the weather, poor wire management application and lack of strategy can be catastrophic. Unlike storms and natural disasters, however, wire management failure on solar installations is not only predictable, but also easily...

Off-Grid Solar in the Rainforest

The quality of human cohabitation strongly depends on a reliable access to energy. This can be a feat for any large, metropolitan city; a small community in an isolated or off-grid location faces an enormous challenge when establishing a sound and...

Solar PV Challenges in Cold-Climate Regions

Solar PV systems subject to extreme cold-weather conditions face particular challenges, from the planning stage, to operation and maintenance. Low temperatures, heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and short periods of sunlight are some of the phenomena...

PV System Math: Fewer Available Sites + Poor Planning = Money Down the Drain

A scarcity of good utility scale solar project sites, paired with insufficient engineering, can result in heavy financial losses. Ready to build sites with good soils are getting harder to come by; in order to take advantage of available farmland,...

Global Rise of Solar Power Set to Give Canadian Mines a Place in the Sun

British Columbia is poised to continue to help lead the world in our transition to a lower carbon future. With reserves of some of the highest quality metals and minerals required for this transition, BC has the opportunity to be at the forefront of...

Trade Secrets: Protecting Clean Energy Technology

In today’s competitive marketplace, it is vital that you have a comprehensive plan in place to protect your intellectual property. While most companies include patents and trademarks as key components of their plan, many overlook the existence,...

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