EcoFasten Solar invalidates patent claims against the company

EcoFasten Solar announced that the District Court of Colorado granted EcoFasten’s motion for summary judgement invalidating all patent claims asserted against EcoFasten by D Three Enterprises. The Court’s order brings the dispute initiated by D Three Enterprises to a close, giving EcoFasten a long-deserved victory. “This finding by the Colorado Court confirms our unwavering position

TerraSmart releases new ground-mount rack for landscape orientation of panels

TerraSmart has launched its new TF2 Landscape, the latest edition to the company’s next-generation, fixed-tilt racking portfolio. Backed by seven years of experience and 1 GW of installed solar capacity, the new TF2 L rack brings TerraSmart’s cost-effective ground-mount technology to a landscape design. “By optimizing our TF2 for landscape orientation, we can increase table

Unirac extends product warranty to 25 years

Unirac has released its new 25-year product warranty for Solarmount, Sunframe Microrail (SFM), Roofmount and Unirac Large Array (ULA) product lines. The new warranty took effect on February 28, 2017. “We seek to provide the most innovative industry-leading solutions to our customers. Unirac now has one of the longest warranties for a racking manufacture in the

Solar Speaks: Tile roof install advice from Quick Mount PV

  In this Solar Speaks episode, we chat with Jeff Spies at Quick Mount PV about solar installations on tile roofs, including when solar installers should suggest new roof installs before putting in solar. Where are tile roofs more prevalent? What are the different kinds of tile roofs? What happens when you break an individual

Penetrations don’t have to be the enemy of flat-roof solar

Holes in commercial rooftops are often considered the enemy of solar installations. Building owners don’t want them; installers don’t want to make them. So fully ballasted systems have become the norm for commercial roofs. No holes are needed if a solar system is held down by enough concrete blocks. But today’s commercial roofs are not

SunLink secures $10 million credit in support of company expansion

As part of the company’s evolution from respected solar engineering powerhouse to one of the fastest growing EnTech companies in the country, SunLink Corporation has engaged Heritage Bank of Commerce to provide an expanded line of credit and other financial services in support of continued expansion. “SunLink’s business is accelerating on every front, and we

Schletter introduces new fixed-tilt, steel mounting system

Schletter Group expands its ground-mount product line, the first of a new generation, designed with thoughtful attention to proven, cost-effective installation standards and practices. Noteworthy cost benefits include increased adjustment capability in the field, increased spans between foundations, standardization and reduction of hardware, and lower costs across multiple installation steps. Designed with innovative and highly

Exosun releases module-cleaning robot and free software add-on for PV plant design

Exosun, a global supplier of solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted PV plants, launches two innovations designed to optimize the LCOE of each project. ExoDesigner: a software to speed-up your plant design ExoDesigner is a free of charge, easy-to-install AutoCAD add-on application that enables engineering teams to design the layout of PV plants harvesting the best

Baker Electric installs 164-kW carport solar system for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar company, recently designed and installed a 164-kW solar system for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) Solana Beach location. Over the first year, the club will see approximately 30% savings on its annual electricity spend based on past consumption—saving an estimated $11,000. Over the 25-year PPA

Grupo Clavijo, MFV Solar merge to form NCLAVE solar trackers

The Spanish companies Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, with the support of the Q-Growth Fund, have reached a merger agreement to form NCLAVE, the new name of this partnership, aimed at becoming the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of structures and trackers for the solar photovoltaic market. “The merger with MFV Solar