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Solar Ownership Comes Full Circle

Solar Ownership Comes Full Circle Trends in financing amidst solar’s next growth phase As solar energy freely moves towards large-scale adoption, the path of how to finance solar energy systems has come full circle. At its onset, solar’s...

PV Plant Safeguarding

PV Plant Safeguarding Evolving from passive to proactive The global photovoltaic (PV) industry has seen rapid development in recent years, and investments in PV plants are booming. Safety directly affects the return on investment (ROI), and as...

Adhesives 

Adhesives  Solar power’s unsung hero  To anyone not living and breathing adhesives day-in and day-out, the idea that glue is changing the world may sound like hyperbole. But one need only look at the solar industry to understand this...

The Circular Economy in Action

How “clean” are the processes used to create clean energy? Ironically, not very. By-products from manufacturing have a significant negative impact on the environment: they are often highly toxic, and the non-toxic by-products are frequently...

2016: State of the Art

2016: State of the Art The horizontal single-axis tracker and its supply company The horizontal single-axis tracker (HSAT) has evolved commercially since the 1980’s, when 357 MW of solar thermal electric “tube-and-trough” HSAT CSP power...

To Attach or Ballast?

To Attach or Ballast? The pros and cons of roof-mounted PV installation options Factor in tax breaks, energy savings, and other local or state-sponsored incentives, and it’s no surprise that companies and buildings with 5,000 square feet or more...

If Henry Ford Manufactured PV Inverters

If Henry Ford Manufactured PV Inverters How harmonic neutralization helps harvest more power and reduce BoS costs When we think about the agents of change in the history of industry and technology, Henry Ford’s name always comes to mind....

Managing Environmental Issues

Managing Environmental Issues Keys to a successful utility-scale solar project  An increasing number of utility-scale solar facilities across the United States are helping reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and improve our quality of life....

Come Rain or Shine

Come Rain or Shine Accounting for weather variability, addressing project underperformance For states struggling with drought, the increased levels of rainfall witnessed across the US throughout 2015 will have come as some relief. Not for the...

Financial Technology

Financial Technology A pathway to growth in solar The solar industry has flourished in the past five years, growing from 1.85 gigawatts installed in 2011, to an estimated 16 gigawatts in new installations by the end of 2016. This growth can be...

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