Tagged PV

Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic…

GZA capping landfill for 3-MW Kearsarge Energy solar project

By Billy Ludt Kearsarge Energy has hired GZA, a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction management services, to support the brownfield development of a new 3-MW solar energy farm in Montague, Massachusetts. The system will include over 7,000 PV panels across 10.3 acres, coupled with energy storage capacity, capping a long-abandoned landfill…

Keep rooftop arrays clear and solar fields open to animals

By Billy Ludt Solar systems are supposed to have a symbiotic relationship with nature, producing zero-emission energy harnessed from the sun itself. But sometimes animals can get too comfortable underneath panels, inside equipment or near photovoltaic arrays and cause problems that could result in expensive repairs. Small animals like mice or squirrels could chew through…

Point Load Power releases latest version of flat rooftop solar tracker

By Billy Ludt Point Load Power announced the launch of its flagship technology, PV Booster Gen 2, a rooftop tracking system designed to maximize solar production from monofacial and bifacial solar panels, producing up to 70% more energy per panel compared to fixed-tilt rooftop mounting solutions. This advancement in solar performance means that building owners,…

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