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Borrego Solar: Sacramento International Airport

Issue 11.5, Sep/Oct ’18  By: SolarPro Staff The 7.9 MW Sacramento International Airport solar project is the largest on-airport solar facility in California. Commissioned in December 2017, the installation consists of a 15-acre east site on the airport’s Aviation Drive and a 20-acre north site located near the runway. Between the two sites, Borrego Solar […]

Raising the Bar: Wind-Caused Solar Tracker Failure Is Not an Option

Reliable solar trackers don’t come easy. It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to enter the market with a dependable system. Tracking system development involves extensive research, testing and complex engineering that extends far beyond the reach of published standards. People often forget that building codes and other related standards represent minimum requirements, not […]

Webinar: Designing for Wind in the Age of Mass Solar Tracker Deployment

To register for the webinar, click here.  Held: 9/18/18, 2 P.M. ET / 11 A.M. PT  “Designing for Wind in the Age of Mass Solar Tracker Deployment”  Speakers:  Alex Roedel, Director of Design & Engineering, NEXTracker Dr. David Banks, Principal, CPP Wind Engineering Consultants Jake Morin, Structural Engineer, Structurology LLC Ben Gallagher, Senior Analyst, Solar, GTM […]

Intersolar South America

Join South America’s largest solar event in São Paulo, Intersolar South America. With more than 12,500 expected visitors, the 6th Intersolar South America exhibition and conference – is the key platform for promoting solar technologies in South America. Over 240 international exhibitors will showcase their latest trends to industry specialists, investors, and project planers over […]

Riding the French Express to Higher Capacity Factors

California’s NEXTracker has acquired key IP from French company Optimum Tracker to “fortify” its current offerings, while opening opportunities for further platform growth. By John Weaver | July 10, 2018 In 2016, we noted that 79% of U.S. utility scale installations utilized single-axis trackers, and more than 11.6 GW of the product was shipped worldwide. In 2017, that […]

NEXTracker Acquires Optimum Tracker Intellectual Property and Enters into Agreement for Market Expansion

FREMONT, CA, USA, July 10, 2018 — NEXTracker™, a Flex company, today announced a technology agreement with French solar tracker company, Optimum Tracker. NEXTracker has acquired key Optimum Tracker’s intellectual property (IP), including issued and pending patents, related to mechanical, electrical and software systems that will allow further differentiation of NEXTracker’s solar tracker portfolio of products and […]

White Paper: Optimizing Your Energy Yield

Optimizing Your Energy Yield TrueCapture Smart Control Technology Boosts Energy Production and Financial Returns  DOWNLOAD HERE Authors: Allan Daly and Venkata Abbaraju In this paper, we focus on two leading areas for yield improvement: Differential elevations from one tracker row to the next that cause either inter-row shading and/or a backtracking algorithm that is set […]

Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 10-12, 2018 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for […]

Webinar: Maximizing PV System Performance with Single-Axis Trackers

Held: 6/21/18 “Maximizing PV System Performance with Single-Axis Trackers”  Speakers:  Dan Shugar, Founder & CEO, NEXTracker Venkata Abbaraju, Senior Product Manager, NEXTracker Dustin Shively, Director of Engineering, Clenera Scott Moskowitz, Senior Analyst, Solar, GTM Research To watch the webinar, click here. To download the webinar slides directly, please click here.  About this webinar:  Two of […]

NEXTracker and First Solar Collaborate on Series 6 Mounting Technology for Over 600 MW of New Projects in U.S.

Solar EPCs to benefit from technology that installs faster and is designed for higher wind speeds using new NEXTracker mounting solution for FSLR Series 6 panels FREMONT, CA, USA, May 15, 2018 —  NEXTracker™, a Flex company, today announced its collaboration with First Solar to provide an innovative patent-pending racking technology for First Solar’s Series 6 panel […]

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