Solar Trackers Articles

  • The world`s first ski area powered by renewables Berkshire East Case Study

    Berkshire East, in Charlemont, MA, is the world’s first ski area to be powered entirely by on-site renewables.  With concerns over climate change and the high costs associated with their snow-making equipment, ...


    By AllEarth Renewables

  • Concept 2 Case Study

    The world leader in the design and manufacturing of rowing machines and racing oars. As a world leader in the design and manufacturing of rowing machines and racing oars, Concept2 Rowing wanted a way to stay ahead of the competition. They decided to invest in solar to save money on their electricity costs as well as to do their part for the environment, but needed a solution that would work with ...


    By AllEarth Renewables

  • Oak Ridge Solar Park, TN - Ground-Mounted Tracker Projects - Case Study

    The dual-axis-tracker project in the Oak Ridge Heritage Center is part of the worldwide “dena Solar Roofs Program” coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“. ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Princeton University West Windsor Township, New Jersey - Case Study

    Challenge Princeton wanted to return to its 1990 emissions levels by 2020. Solution 5.3 megawatts of solar was installed using ground mount and ...

  • 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.

  • Trophi - Trainings on Rooftop Photovoltaics Systems in India - Case Study

    TROPHI 2018 - 2019 INDIA TROPHI - Supporting India’s Ambitious Targets for Rooftop PV India has seen tremendous growth in installation of solar PV systems. India is on track to reach its ambitious goals defined in the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). However, the sector of grid-connected rooftop systems (GRTPV) ...

  • Investing in Latin America’s Solar Future: What are the greatest risks?

    The Latin American utility-scale solar market is one of the largest in the world. To speak more about the region’s robust growth and risks that investors may not be aware of, Cesar Alberte Sendin, Vice President International at Array Technologies, lends his expertise. ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Solar Investments: Reducing the Risk of Unfavorable Returns

    Competitive prices, on-time delivery, quick installation–it’s all too easy to make assumptions about what utility-scale solar investors may want. However, what’s commonly overlooked or discounted by many outside the investment community is what’s most important and highly sought after from those within it: a low-risk investment with steady and predictable cash flows for 20 ...


    By Array Technologies 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

  • Tracker Bankability: The Truth Behind the Reports

    A major reason The Big Short was such a widely acclaimed book and movie was because it was able to take the complicated financial arcana that led to the housing crisis and make it understandable and entertaining. During the lead up to the crisis, there was a tremendous amount of money to be made originating very questionable home loans, bundling them into portfolios, and then selling these ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Why Solar Panels Are Grossly Inefficient (But Sometimes the Only Choice)

    Solar energy is an unlimited power source that, in some ways, is very inefficient. At the moment, developments in photovoltaic (PV) technology cannot meet the expectations of mainstream consumers and commercial establishments. However, this does not mean that solar generators are useless. They play a very crucial role in delivering power to far-flung locations, temporary camps and remote bases. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Large parabolic solar baskets

    I have recently designed and started manufacturing large parabolic solar baskets which will be proved to be the most revolutionary tool to produce local power in farms, in industries and in villages and to decentralize world economy from oil based to soil based. My solar baskets are one type of parabolic solar concentrators with short focal length which will be produced at the cheapest rates even ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Stellio heliostat set to cut CSP tower costs by 20%

    A new heliostat modeled on South African data is using a pentagonal reflector design, innovative construction techniques and smart software to boost the cost efficiency of tower plants. Heliostat fields typically contribute about 50% of the capital investment for CSP tower plants, according to a study by SBP Sonne, the German engineering firm which has ...


    By New Energy Update

  • How solar is transforming an old mining town

    You hike over the crest of the hill and there it is: 96 sun-tracking solar masts, each with 42 solar modules — 4,032 modules in all — perched on the side of a hill with the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the background. It’s called the SunMine project and it’s all part of the reinvention of Kimberley, B.C., from mining town to a clean tech, tourism town of the ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?

    As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens who lack electricity. The sun is shining on India, and India is poised to take advantage of it, with massive investments in solar energy facilities to help meet the needs of a population that is expected to grow to make it the planet’s most populous nation by 2022. But will ...


    By Ensia

  • Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

    Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it: HOW IS THE PLANE FLYING ONLY ON SOLAR POWER? Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four ...


    By Associated Press

  • Design, control and performance analysis of a standalone solar–PV energy generating system

    This paper presents the design, control and performance of a low power standalone solar–photovoltaic (PV) energy generating system. The system includes a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller along with a full bridge DC–DC converter, an energy storage system and a voltage source inverter (VSI). The detailed design and modelling of the system components are given with incremental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance comparisons of grid connected SPV system with different MPPT algorithms

    This paper presents a performance analysis of grid connected SPV system for different maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms. The detailed mathematical model of grid connected three–phase solar photovoltaic (SPV) system with parametric model of SPV cell, thermal modelling and switching loss calculation of switching devices are discussed. The performance evaluation has been carried out for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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