Tagged PV

Fairfax County announces largest municipal solar PPA initiative in Virginia

By Kelsey Misbrener Fairfax County government officials announced contracts with multiple solar power purchase agreement (PPA) service providers. The contracts will allow for the installation of solar photovoltaic arrays at Fairfax County government, school, and park sites, providing the potential for both substantial cost avoidance and environmental benefits over time. The PPA will potentially expand…

Solar FlexRack fixed-tilt mounts used in 105-MW solar project

By Billy Ludt Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and provider of photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced that its fixed-tilt solar racking system is being installed in a 105-MW solar power system in North Carolina. Cypress Creek Renewables developed the project and is providing the engineering, procurement and construction services as…

How to select a solar charge controller

By SPW By Douglas Grubbs, applications engineer, Morningstar Corporation In its basic forms, solar PV is a very straightforward proposition. Hook a solar panel up to a DC load and it will run until the sun goes down. Connect solar panels to a grid-tied inverter and, as long as the sun is shining, power will…

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