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Solar mounting systems

The heat wave sent spot market prices soaring: What does it mean for solar?

February 13, 2017
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Wholesale electricity prices on Australia’s eastern seaboard went through the roof this past weekend as homes as businesses pumped their air conditioners in an attempt to stave off the brutal and unprecedented summer heat. What are the implications of high spot prices for solar PV systems large and small in Australia? High temperatures –> high […]

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Array Technologies brings streamlined approach to large-scale solar tracking

August 25, 2016
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Array Technologies, Inc (ATI) is a US-based manufacturer of single-axis tracking devices for large-scale solar farms. The company says that its latest generation of trackers – the DuraTrack HZ v3 –  is one of the most durable and cost-competitive options currently available, thanks to technology design which reduces costs on both installation labour and long-term […]

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NEXTracker’s self-powered, horizontal axis solar tracking system

November 4, 2015
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NEXTracker is a California-based developer of an innovative self-power, horizontal single-axis solar tracking system which has been deployed in solar farms across the globe. NEXTracker now has over 500MW of installations across five continents (eight countries), as well as the largest solar tracking system in Australia at Moree Solar Farm, New South Wales (70MW). NEXTracker’s […]

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Three Massachusetts landfills go solar with GameChange’s Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground mounting system

January 27, 2015
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Three solid waste landfills in the US state of Massachusetts will go solar using GameChange racking’s innovative Ballasted Ground mounting system. The new power plants, which together will have a capacity of around 6.5 megawatts (MW) will be the latest addition to the company’s already extensive portfolio of solar-on-landfill and brownfield projects. GameChange’s Ballasted Ground mounting […]

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GameChange racking for fast-rollout PV

November 27, 2014
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‘GameChange’ has developed a fast-rollout PV racking system, among the quickest of its kind in the industry. The US-based company offers a ‘pour-in-place’ ballasted ground mounting system, especially suitable for large-scale solar farm installations. GameChange quotes an installation rate of just over 1,400 full size PV panels per week for a five-person team, which is […]

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Make it snappy – SMASH Solar aims to halve PV installation time

November 10, 2014
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SMASH Solar have received US$1.5M of funding from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to further develop their snap-together PV mounting system. The product is designed to simplify mounting structures for PV modules, potentially reducing the time required to install PV systems by half and significantly lowering the skill-level required for installers. The ‘PowerStation’ system […]

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New, no-penetration solar panel mounting system for gable rooftops: SolarPod

February 26, 2014
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Home owners with old or delicate sloped/gable roofs often hesitate to install solar panels on their roof. They worry that penetrating the roof may lead to water leakage or that they may have to resort to costly replacement of roofs just to install PV. A US-based solar company reckons it has the perfect solution. SolarPod, […]

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Versol Solar: Mounting & tracking solutions for all PV applications

January 4, 2014
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Versol Solar is a manufacturer of ground and roof mounting products, tracking systems and building-integrated solutions for solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays. The company provides comprehensive technical support for solar projects that utilise its products, and has an international presence that spans Asia, Europe, the USA and Australia. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about […]

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QBotix: Robot-controlled tracking systems for ground-mounted solar systems

December 11, 2013
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QBotix is a company offering a revolutionary approach to ground-mounted solar systems through its solar tracking technology. The QBotix Robotic Tracking System (RTS) employs intelligent, self-charging, track-mounted robots (“SolBots”) which adjust the tilt and orientation of individual solar arrays throughout the day and year. QBotix’s tracking system offers 2 primary benefits: Higher solar project profitability (eg. IRR and […]

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Renusol’s CS60: An innovative approach to solar panel mounting for flat surfaces

November 3, 2013
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Renusol GmbH is a leading innovator in the field of solar module mounting. The company and its US subsidiary Renusol America design and manufacture solutions for both ground-mounted and rooftop (flat or pitched) solar PV systems. Their aim, as Renusol America CEO Bart Leusink says, is “to make solar simpler every way we can”. This […]

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90kW solar catamaran completes journey around the world

May 9, 2012
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An ambitious project showcasing the potential of solar PV has just come to a close. Pulling into Monaco on 4 May 2012, MS Turanor PlanetSolar catamaran has become the first vehicle to complete an around-the-world trip relying only on the power of the sun. PlanetSolar arrives in Monaco. (Click to enlarge. Image via PlanetSolar.org.) PlanetSolar’s […]

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