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Why Less is More in Solar Tracking: The evolution of simplicity»

11/2/15 –

Michael Orshan, Director of Sales, Array Technologies, Inc. As an industry we have accepted the benefits of using single-axis trackers in utility-scale solar power plants. There is now a clear understanding of the processes, technologies and risks associated with developing and building utility-scale power plants with solar trackers. But this wasn’t always the case. Beginning…

Tracked Community Solar Gardens Bloom»

10/13/15 –

Matthew Binder, Business Development Manager – Commercial, Array Technologies, Inc. Victor Delgado and his wife Norma had been watching their utility bills slowly climb since they bought their home in Colorado Springs two years ago. While their rates were still manageable, they worried that a shock to the market could cause their rates to skyrocket…

How to Design to Code»

8/16/15 –

John Williamson, Director of Engineering, Array Technologies, Inc. As the solar market continues to mature, regulators are taking an increased interest in ensuring installation safety compliance and long-term reliability. Especially in areas of high solar activity, such as the state of California, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) in the southwest, code officials have learned the…

Why solar tracking is the key to unlocking the full potential of utility-scale PV»

6/3/15 –

Bob Bellemare, CFO, Array Technologies, Inc. Quotes for very large solar photovoltaic projects in sunny parts of the United States are coming in at an astounding 5 to 6 cents per kWh. Certainly these projects enjoy economies-of-scale advantages compared to smaller, or rooftop type photovoltaic projects. There is, however, one other very important technology advantage…

Solar Tracking & Thin-film Technology»

10/15/14 –

John Williamson, Director of Engineering, Array Technologies, Inc. Mounting thin-film solar panels is a growing trend in the solar industry. Although these panels are typically installed on fixed-tilt racks, they’re also becoming increasingly popular in utility-scale solar tracking sites. This is especially true in the Southwest United States, since thin-film modules have a higher temperature…

Fixed-Tilt vs. Single-Axis Tracker System O&M Comparison»

7/25/14 –

Joe Brotherton, President, MaxGen Energy Services. As price pressure continues to shape the utility-scale PV market, there is a growing focus on understanding and fine tuning the long-term costs of managing these plants through the life of the PPA. Operations and maintenance (O&M) is playing a growing role in the financial modelling of a prospective…

Design Requirements for PV Tracking Systems»

4/19/14 –

John Williamson, Director of Engineering, Array Technologies, Inc. It is important to understand the meaning of ASCE Occupancy Categories and their effects on structural design. In selecting an Occupancy Category (OC), designers are choosing the mean recurrence interval they are designing for. As an OC goes up, the wind speed for which you are designing…

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