Solar Builder

SEP-OCT 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 19 Visit us at the Solar Power International show - Booth # 1295 This Alion Energy tracker is defi- nitely not for all sites – it has a very specific value proposition for tough and dusty terrains by incorporating a self- cleaning function. There is a lot of con- crete needed to install this system, but you could picture it opening up new sites in remote, harsh desert landscapes because of how often its panels could be cleaned with an automated system that uses much less water and no labor. Self-cleaning solution TerraSmart introduced the latest edi- tion to its racking portfolio, the TF3L. Similar to TerraSmart's TF2P, the TF3 Landscape Racking System is designed to maximize construction efficiency on large- scale utility-solar sites thus saving the cli- ent from unnecessary civil work. In addi- tion, the TF3L accommodates more pan- els per foundation, reducing overall site cost and optimizes panel capacity. The TF3 Landscape racking system is configured with six high rows by eight long columns and has a tilt angle of 35 degrees. Yielding to a max table size of 6x8, the rack accommodates more panels per foundation and optimizes panel capac- ity. The system is also paired with TerraSmart's versatile ground screw foun- dation that can work in any soil condition, saving time and budget on every site. TerraSmart adds more panels per foundation to new ground-mount

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