Solar Design Articles

  • DOE Announces Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Winners

    On April 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the winners of DOE’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, which was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, from April ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Sohnen - Case Study

    Location:Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Project Size:500kW E-solutions Energy installed 1,612 solar panels using EcoFoot2+ 10-Degree Racking Solution on the Sohnen building in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Four hundred APSystems microinverters also installed, which is thought to be the largest microinverter installation in ...


    By Ecolibrium Solar

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for South Africa Case Study

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY FUTURE WITH CLEAN, RELIABLE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION. SolarReserve’s Energy Solutions division in South Africa provides turnkey, grid-tied and off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, ground-mounted, and carport solutions to South African commercial and industrial entities that will significantly reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint, and ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for the Middle East Case Study

    Lower your electricity bills while helping build a sustainable future The experienced team at SolarReserve Dubai can help your business take advantage of the benefits of solar energy without the need for the upfront capital outlay. SolarReserve provides turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, carport and ground-mounted solutions to commercial and industrial businesses that will significantly ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Solar farm for Mackies Ice Cream - Case Study

    The Mackie family have been farming at Westertown farm since 1912 and Mackie’s of Scotland is now a well-known Scottish food brand. Mackie’s were formerly a milk retail company and in 1986 began making ice cream. They have an ambition to be the greenest company in the UK. In 2014/2015, Absolute successfully won a tender against SSE to install Scotland’s first solar farm. It was ...


    By Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd

  • 70 mW Solar PV Modules System Bradenton, Florida Case Study

    The City Hall of Bradenton, Florida is now covered with almost 300 solar PV modules using Sollega’s InstaRack racking system. The 70.6 kW solar array is designed to generate 100,000 kWh of clean energy each year. Located in the Sunshine State with 5.44 average peak sun hours per day, the City of Bradenton is almost the perfect place to use solar power. But Bradenton is also located in one ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • Surfing Goat Dairy Catches the Solar Energy Wave - Case Study

    Surfing Goat Dairy, located on the slopes of Maui's Haleakala Crater has been producing award winning “Maui Gourmet Goat Cheeses” for 10+ years. Owned and operated by German expatriates Thomas and Eva Kafsack, Surfing Goat Dairy represents one of only two goat dairies in the state. It is located on 42 acres with almost two-thirds dedicated as pasture, giving the Dairy's three bucks ...


    By Haleakala Solar Inc

  • Autotech Maui Goes High Tech With Solar Energy - Case Study

    Autotech Maui is an auto repair and service company that specializes in European cars. They have highly trained technicians who perform anything from a simple oil-change to major restoration or even full-on race car build. "Haleakala Solar designed and installed a photovoltaic system for Autotech that has proven to be an excellent investment. It saved us money right out of the gate. And the ...


    By Haleakala Solar Inc

  • Historic Lahaina Inn and Lahaina Grill Both Go Solar - Case Study

    Lahaina Grill and Lahaina Inn have substantial energy needs from hot water to air conditioning to electrical. They contacted Haleakala Solar to come up with innovative solutions that would maximize the amount of energy saved and created for the money invested. The design engineers of Haleakala Solar hunkered down and came up a unique plan which incorporated several different techniques and ...


    By Haleakala Solar Inc

  • Jacobs Halls, UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Case Study

    Rooftop - Size: 50KW - GxB 300W Jacobs Hall is the brand new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the College of Engineering. The building was built to embody the values of the institute itself: “a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn design innovation by doing design innovation.” Now, it has an ...


    By Sunpreme, Inc.

  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar Sooner Rather than Later

    As the world continues to evolve and change, so too does our need for eco-friendly means of energy production. Enter solar power, a solution that’s been around for years but has recently become a quickly growing trend. As more and more and more business owners experience the benefits of switching to clean energy, let’s take a look at some key reasons you should go solar today rather ...


    By KB Racking

  • RENAC-Oasis Solar Academy Egypt (ROSAE) - Case Study

    RENAC-OASIS Solar Academy Egypt (ROSAE) provides practical-orientated training courses and capacity building services on solar energy to develop the capacities of the solar industry in Egypt. ...

  • Water Powered Cars!

    Are you planning to buy a car that will not pollute the atmosphere as much as those old gas guzzling ones your friends own? Well, why do not you look for greener cars? Hybrid cars are the in thing! Yes, it is true, the future has arrived. No more pollution checks, no more petrol pump visits, no more hassles – just plug in your spark plugs. Come let's take a journey into the awesome world of ...


    By Bulkmatech (Pty) Ltd

  • Solar Lighting Withstands Life on Blount Island: A SolarOne - Case Study

    Island life may be picture perfect on paper, but such an environment presents challenges for lighting installations. After previously installed solar lighting systems failed, The Marine Corps Support Facility on Blount Island reached out to Inovus/SolarOne for a better solution. Stationed in Florida, Blount Island lacked existing infrastructure for traditional grid-tied lights and was home to ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Utility-Scale Solar: Maximizing Project Profitability with Trackers

    Watching the prices recently for utility-scale solar power-purchase agreements has felt a bit like being a spectator at an ultra-competitive Olympic event, where each successive race delivers a new world record. The headline-grabbing 1.79 cents per kilowatt-hour tender announced ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Spotlight on McLaren Park, San Francisco: A Solar Lighting - Case Study

    Melding nature with technology can be a daunting task, but solar lighting has done just that in more ways than one. Not only do SolarOne solar lighting systems utilize the power of the sun to generate light, our Design Series features a sleek aesthetic that blends seamlessly into the environment. So instead of focusing on the lighting systems, you can focus on the nature in front of you. ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Why Choose KB Racking for Your Solar Installation?

    Are you planning on making your organization more energy efficient and eco-friendly? If so, the team at KB Racking can deliver a dependable solution. Our solar racking systems are a great way to future-proof your commercial operations, designed for a wide range of use cases. Let’s go over some key reasons why choosing KB Racking for your solar installation is a sound ...


    By KB Racking

  • Clayhill – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm

    Project Outline: Clayhill solar farm, located in Milton Keynes, was officially opened on 26 September 2017 by Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry. It took 12 weeks to complete and combines the latest in solar and energy storage technology, with 10MW of solar PV co-located with 5 energy storage units totalling 6MW. Anesco’s team ...


    By Anesco Ltd

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • Case study - Transparent Solar Bus Shelter

    London - Canary Wharf System kWp: 2.8 kWp Area: 36 m2 Inverter: Solis mini 1000 Modules Used: PS-CT-64/48 In collaborating with Marshalls and the Canary Wharf Group, Polysolar designed an innovative new, transparent solar bus shelter at Canary Wharf. The solar PV is integrated within the structure which not only provides shelter from the elements but is also expected to generate ...


    By Polysolar Limited

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