RBI Solar brings installation to remote Massachusetts island accessible only by boat

This article is adapted from an RBI Solar blog and re-posted with permission from the company. See the original here.  Cuttyhunk Island—a mile and a half stretch of land at the outermost band of Massachusetts’ Elizabethan Islands—is home to a single school, many bed & breakfasts and little more than 50 permanent residents. The population

Is it possible to install solar on a sloped roof without drilling holes?

What if you could install traditional solar panels on a sloped roof with no penetrations? Not low-watt, adhesive modules; not flexible thin-film; but rigid, glassed, crystalline solar panels on rails. Impossible, right? According to not one but two solar mounting companies, it’s possible, and multiple successful installations prove it. In a highly saturated market, mounting

GameChange Solar increases manufacturing capacity with three roll forming lines

GameChange Solar announced that it is adding three roll forming lines in North Carolina. These lines will be operational in the second quarter. The addition of these lines in North Carolina brings GameChange Solar’s domestic production capacity to over 4 GW, more than sufficient to handle anticipated domestic 1.5 to 2 GW 2017 expected shipments

How trackers can make or break a solar project

By Ron Corio, founder and CEO of Array Technologies Inc. While the global growth of solar installations is expected to slow in 2017, the adoption of solar trackers for utility-scale projects is expected to continue to boom—and for good reason. By dramatically improving energy production, solar trackers meaningfully improve the overall economics of solar power

Creative Solar USA installs Roof Tech mounts on South Carolina projects

In the seven months since discovering Roof Tech, Creative Solar USA founder and CEO Russell Seifert has used RT E Mount Air on more than 100 projects. “It’s so much simpler than railed systems,” he said. “You have all the parts in boxes, load them into the back of your truck, and pre-assemble everything before

PV Racking’s PV Stealth mounting system receives UL 2703 certification

Last week PV Racking completed product certification testing of its solar roof racking system, PV Stealth. Testing was conducted by CSA Group, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and global provider of testing and certification services. CSA Group certified the PV Stealth product to Class “A” Fire Resistance Rating for Type 1, listed PV modules

Boviet Solar introduces new modules for 2017, including ones with built-in racking

Boviet Solar USA has released its newest solar modules scheduled to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2017. Included in the new module lineup are 60-cell poly and mono modules, 72-cell poly and mono modules, Boviet’s new PERC (Passive Emitter Rear Contact) modules, and a new rooftop solar module with built-in rail-less systems. Boviet’s

Roof Tech mounting products survive Hurricane Matthew

Steven Petersen, project director of Solarize Financial, based just outside Charleston, South Carolina, is glad he installed Roof Tech’s RT E mount AIR product, especially when faced with Hurricane Matthew earlier this year. Tropical Storm Matthew formed near the Windward Islands in late September 2016 and soon became a Category 5 hurricane. Matthew went on

New mounting system provides quick way to install bifacial panels on residential roofs

Bifacial solar panels are picking up steam, especially in ground-mount conditions or on flat, white roofs where sunlight can easily reflect onto a panel’s backside. Even in not-so-ideal conditions, bifacial modules are stand-out products not requiring grounding (since they’re dual-glass and frameless) with a higher lifetime power yield. And when companies like Trina Solar provide

Solar Frontier near completion of two California solar projects totaling 106 MW

Solar Frontier Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier, announced it is nearing completion of two solar electric power plants totaling 106 MWdc in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. The company held a Ribbon Cutting event to celebrate the achievement. The projects, Midway I & II