Solar Spotlight: Simplifying and automating large-scale solar design
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2M ago
Utility-scale solar projects are consistently breaking capacity records annually, both in individual project size and overall countrywide output. The sheer scale of these acres and sometimes miles long arrays require an unprecedented amount of worktime to construct, and even before a pile is driven into the dirt, project engineers must spend time designing these systems. PVcase, a software as a service company founded by solar engineers, has for the last decade provided design services for utility-scale solar project globally. David Trainavicius, founder and CEO of PVcase, is on this episode o ..read more
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Contractor's Corner: Burns & McDonnell
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by Solar Power World
5M ago
In this episode, the utility-scale EPC talks about the importance of relationships with manufacturers and hands-on training time for install crews. Sponsored by Scanifly ..read more
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Solar Spotlight: Solar mounting hits the deck
Contractors Corner by Solar Power World
by Solar Power World
6M ago
Over the last several years, the shape and size of mounts used in residential solar projects have changed to a lower profile attachment that can be installed over the shingle instead of slid underneath like metal flashing sheets. The next obstacle in residential solar design was expanding these top-mounted attachments that could primarily be installed on rafters onto the decking surface of the roof. Ryan Estrada, technical program outreach manager, and Nico Martinez, senior product manager at Unirac, are here to discuss what’s new with solar mounting and, more specifically, the advancement of ..read more
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Solar Spotlight: Scaling energy storage while facing a climate crisis
Contractors Corner by Solar Power World
by Solar Power World
6M ago
As the effects of a changing climate increase in both frequency and severity, the need for technologies that can decarbonize and support electrical infrastructure is paramount. In this episode of Solar Spotlight, Zolaikha Strong, senior director of policy and regulatory affairs at Generac Power Systems, discusses the significance of energy storage in the contexts of grid stability, individual energy resilience and the greater mission of combatting climate change ..read more
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Contractor’s Corner: Alternative Energy Southeast (AES)
Contractors Corner by Solar Power World
by Solar Power World
6M ago
In this episode, Alternative Energy Southeast talks about securing R&D credits for trying new solar tech and the keys to regional solar success. Sponsored by Scanifly and Intersolar North America ..read more
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Solar Spotlight: Integrating the benefits of rail into a rail-less solar mount
Contractors Corner by Solar Power World
by Solar Power World
7M ago
Solar racking manufacturer SunModo will soon debut its latest pitched rooftop mount, NanoRack, to the residential market. On this episode of Solar Spotlight, CEO Steve Mumma discusses the system features and installation considerations built into NanoRack ..read more
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Solar Spotlight: Butyl mounts rooftop solar projects in a flash
Contractors Corner by Solar Power World
by Solar Power World
7M ago
The shape of solar mounts is changing, and so too are how they’re attached to rooftops. K2 Systems, a solar racking manufacturer, has integrated a butyl sealant onto a new line of roof mounts. On this episode of Solar Spotlight, Brett Nielsen, VP of products and services at K2, is here to share the rationale behind adopting this sticky new flashing for mounting purposes ..read more
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Solar Spotlight: Meeting the growing demand for solar racking
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by Solar Power World
7M ago
Domestic solar is consistently breaking installation records year over year and is slated to keep that pace. Yet, manufacturers and suppliers are still feeling the effects of pandemic supply chain delays. In this episode of Solar Spotlight, Unirac’s new VP of operations and supply chain, Lee Ingram, and former guest and VP of Unirac’s commercial division, Brandon Carrasco, are here to discuss how the manufacturer is keeping a steady supply of racking for its clientele ..read more
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Contractor's Corner: Vibe Solar
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by Solar Power World
7M ago
In this episode, Vibe Solar talks about pivoting the residential business to adapt to California's new NEM 3.0 rate structure. Sponsored by Scanifly ..read more
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Contractor's Corner: Renewable IPP
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by Solar Power World
8M ago
In this episode, Renewable IPP talks about the workforce challenges as the first utility-scale EPC in Alaska and O&M considerations for these far northwestern arrays. Sponsored by Scanifly ..read more
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