The U.S. Energy Department has been striving to leverage abundant solar energy. Towards this end, it encourages research studies and surveys, which might create greater awareness about the usage of solar power.
Even manufacturers are keen to reduce the costs of creating solar components. Marketers are working out ways to expand the solar marketplace. Technological companies want to make existing solar technologies affordable and better in functioning.
The following are top stories of the week (17-22 February 2020) and should serve as sufficient evidence for the same.
Array Technologies is responsible for manufacturing solar tracker solutions. Every tracker requires a single axis for installation. The company’s latest offering is a single-bolt Rapid Clamp. The technology that has come into play is the PV module.
Rapid Clamp will ensure that the installation time for solar modules improves drastically. In fact, the company has managed to set up a module within 11 seconds! Therefore, this technology should make the going very easy for EPCs (engineering, procurement, construction), which handle First Solar Series 6 modules.
All that they have to do is to tighten a bolt. Then, these modules will move onto the requisite solar trackers very rapidly.
It helps the installation of a module via a three-step procedure. The three steps are set, click, and Clamp. After these steps, all the module’s come into perfect alignment automatically. There are no gaps or protrusions on view. As a result, users find it easy to clean and maintain.
Then again, Rapid Clamp is pre-assembled. Therefore, it reduces site assembly to a minimum. The mounting system displays an integrated electrical bond and is highly dependable.
Despite the good news, the public will have to wait for some time, in order to use the technology. Array Technologies has to obtain a patent for their invention!
The bonding of 17 Tera Watts and eGauge will prove beneficial for residential solar establishments. There is a new bundle on the way for these companies. It is the combined Solar Bundle of eGauge and the Bodhi application.
They may offer this bundle to their customers at a discount of 35%, provided they order through 17 Tera Watts. This way, customers may let go of project tracking. Instead, they may use the bundle for increasing the production of solar energy and monitor the usage of it at home.
The bundle is easy to install. Additionally, the residential meters are wonderfully dependable and accurate—the Bodhi app aids in tracking by presenting easy-to-understand visuals of available data. As a result, customers receive timely alerts about performance. They can plan remedial actions if needed.
Both organizations hope that homeowners will be pleased with everything and refer more customers to them.
Three business establishments have come together to create a novel seed mix. These companies are Ernst Conservation Seeds, Ernst Pollinator Service, and the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA).
They are the inventors of the Fuzz & Buzz Seed Mix.
Some solar installation sites are worthy of grazing, as well as supporting different pollinator species. Sheep are the most familiar animals wandering these pastures. They need healthy food, too, albeit in the form of vegetation.
The mix suffices to fulfill all their nutritional needs. It also helps to sustain and maintain low-growing vegetation. The mix itself is a formulation of various flowering and grass species. Its outcome is the display of plants, which provide nectar and pollen for birds, honeybees, and other forms of wildlife.
Thus, the Fuzz & Buzz seed mix takes on three responsibilities.
Solar power is not just a splendid solution to the global energy crisis. It is also an excellent remedy for unemployment. As per the Tenth National Solar Jobs Census that the Solar Foundation undertook this year, the employment opportunities in the solar industry have improved. Since 2018, the percentage has gone up by 2.3%. In 2019, over 250,000 individuals attained ‘green’ jobs.
Further statistics reveal that the number of solar jobs rose by 167% from 2010 until 2019.
Some of the employed individuals work on solar projects directly. Others participate in solar-related activities. Suffice say’s that anyone who is keen to work with the energy sector, should find the going easy now and in the future.