Year in Review: Top 10 Articles of 2017

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What a year it was! We had many things to talk about in 2017, everything from how a tracker’s architecture impacts overall cost of ownership to our various international expansions. We shared a lot of news and content that we hope you not only enjoyed reading, but also found useful. In case you missed them the first time (or would like to read them again), below are the top 10 articles that solar professionals like you read the most in 2017:

1. Array Technologies’ Trackers Shown to have Lowest Cost of Ownership Driven by Highest Reliability per Independent Report

The analysis found that Array’s architecture has higher structural integrity. With a patented mechanical load-release system, Array’s trackers are less susceptible to torsional galloping and consequential damage to solar modules.

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2. Reducing O&M Costs: Why Solar Trackers are Becoming a More Important Piece of the Puzzle

Array Tech Solar PanelsWhile the increasing quantity of solar trackers in the field are driving the need to look deeper into tracker O&M, other market forces are starting to push the case even further, specifically in the United States.

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3. Optimizing PV Plant Performance: Trackers with Highest Reliability and Lowest Cost of Ownership

Solar PanelsDevelopers and owners must consider the most efficient products to maximize the long-term yield and reliability of their assets while also minimizing upfront and lifetime expenses.

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4. Array Technologies Expands to Australia, Announces 130 MW Win

Solar Field, AustraliaArray Technologies brings its expertise and innovative technology to the new and rapidly growing Australian solar market with the opening of a local Australian entity and a new business office in Sydney.

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5. Array Technologies Expands to MENAT Region, Announces Project Wins and New Offices

Array Technologies and STC Elektronik

Array Technologies continues to expand its leadership in this emerging solar tracking market by securing multiple utility-scale projects and opening a new office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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6. Array Technologies and Shoals Technologies Group Aim to Optimize Balance of System Solar Solutions

The integration of offerings will result in improved performance and stronger economics for project developers and asset owners, and higher efficiencies for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies.

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7. Array Technologies Completes 102 MW (ac) Installation in Texas

Spanning 887 acres in Dawson County, Texas, the site employs Array’s flagship product, the DuraTrack® HZ v3, to ensure optimal output from the facility’s 410,000 photovoltaic solar panels.

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8. Engineered Simplicity: The Future of Solar Tracking

Field of Solar Trackers on a Sunny DayBeing able to further reduce LCOE, while maintaining quality, structural integrity, and system reliability, will be the challenge for tracking manufacturers moving forward.

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9. Array Technologies Adds Over 580 MW of Solar Trackers to Australian Portfolio

The projects, scheduled for commercial operation in 2018, total 586 MW of new solar power in Australia and will provide reliable, clean power to 238,000 homes across Queensland and Victoria.

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10. PV Tracker Reliability: The Future Impact on O&M Costs

Field Engineer Standing with Solar TrackersWhile the field experience with decentralized trackers is still limited, as trackers become a larger piece of the overall solar asset O&M pie, this difference will be looked at in deeper consideration by solar investors and financiers.

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