Solar & Renewable Power

S-5!’s PV attachments

Low Maintenance Housing Solution

Winner of Metal Construction Assn.’s Chairman’s Award, the Keller Court Commons project in Petaluma, Calif., by MAD Architecture, was recognized for its standing seam roof attachment solutions. A “pocket neighborhood” of eight houses, with a small common building, the community draws on the historic agricultural influences of the area, while delivering a low-maintenance housing solution.The architect chose S-5!’s PV attachments as they would not violate roof integrity.

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Super Solar

Delivering a more streamlined, integrated solar option, LG’s next generation NeON 2 Ace features its own microinverter recessed into the frame of the panel. LG’s microinverter carries the same 25-year limited warranty as the solar panel itself.Judge’s Comment: “The development of the micro-inverter is innovative and elevated by the ability to be integrated vertically into the LG panels for a seamless reciprocal relationship between panel and converter.”

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SolarZone

Shaded Charging Station

Imagine a comfortable, shaded oasis where you can relax while charging your mobile devices and laptops. A standalone solar shade and charging structure, each SolarZone includes four wireless chargers and four outlets for mobile device and laptop charging. With its LSX Modules, one has unlimited charging ability when the sun is shining. When the sun goes down, the SolarZone has enough battery storage for eight hours of laptop charging, four hours of wireless mobile device charging and can keep the lights on for more than eight hours. The integrated LED lighting makes it a great place to hang out into the evening and the lights can be programmed to turn on and off automatically based on whatev

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A Good Match

The s-5-T Mini-clamps were selected to attach solar panels onto the new 238T symmetrical standing seam roof of McElroy Metals’ Clinton, Ill., facility. Featuring a two-piece design for easy installation anywhere along the panel seam, the mini clamps are specifically designed to fit profiles with a “T”-shaped seam configuration.

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Lithium Ion done Differently

Blue Ion LX-HV battery systems use a ferrous phosphate chemistry that requires no rare minerals and is more stable than other lithium ion designs. The batteries are backed by a 15-year performance warranty, and Blue Planet Energy offers a suite of accompanying services, including project design, installation support and operations and maintenance services.

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Grid-in-a-Box

The Solar Container brings together prewired solar panels, batteries and an inverter in a single shipping container for easy, plug-and-play installation for both backup power and peak-shaving. Multiple units can be combined for both grid-tied and off-grid operations.

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All-Electric Apartment Development

A new apartment complex in Herriman, Utah, is offering residents clean energy living and greater energy resilience along with access to EV charging and a club house with a pool and fitness center. Soleil Lofts is a 600-unit, all-electric development that uses rooftop solar and a battery storage system from Sonnen in every residence to form a 12.6 MW-hour “virtual power plant” (VPP). Though the $34 million VPP is owned by project developer The Wasatch Group, it will be managed by the local utility, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP). The utility will be able to operate the community’s aggregated battery output to help power residents during high-demand periods. And, the combination

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Solar PV Options

Pvilion’s single-pole, 16-ft. × 16-ft. Solar Sail is a lightweight, but durable PVC-coated polyester fabric structure that delivers 800W. The 13-ft. × 15-ft. double-pole option delivers 500W, but provides greater shading.

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Connecting People, Technology and Nature

The GO OutdoorTable brings integrated solar power to support formal and informal activities, individuals and groups, in a variety of postures. GO has a sleek and simple profile, a smooth, flat top that provides an ideal surface for writing, and rounded edges that offer a comfortable perch.

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UC Davis West Village Neighborhood

Live/Work Lifestyle

UC Davis West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, continues to work toward its goal of producing 100 percent of the energy it uses.A 2015 report released by UC Davis and the West Village Community Partnership LLC said the community is 82 percent of its way toward reaching zero net energy, or ZNE. The analysis covers the time period between September 2013 and August 2014. “The neighborhood is close to where we want it to be, but we still are not at the finish line,” said Sid England, assistant vice chancellor of the UC Davis Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. “I think we’re on track to get to 100 percent in t

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