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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BIPV modules atop a walkway for the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building in Utah

BIPV in High-Performance Glazing

With a dual function as a balcony, balustrade, glazing or a skylight, Solarvolt BIPV modules from Vitro Architectural Glass come in a variety of configurations, including multiple solar cell arrangements and three unique photovoltaic crystalline silicone types for various effects on aesthetics and performance. Compatible with almost all of Vitro’s glass products, the solar panels with solar cells are arranged between two glass lites with glass-film techniques. The modules come in sizes up to 98 in. × 146 in. and in thicknesses of up to two 12-mm lites.Views of the BIPV modules atop a walkway for the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building in Utah. 

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Diamond Exchange, Capital C in Amsterdam

Not in the Rough by Any Means

An Architecture Masterprize winner in the mixed-use category, the Diamond Exchange, Capital C in Amsterdam, originally built in 1911, has been transformed, including the “High Light,” a glass and steel dome that added space for various corporate events and gatherings. The faceted diamond-like form, by ZJA with Heyligers design + projects, is reminiscent of the building's original purpose as a facility for processing the importation of diamonds. Much of the renovation restored the original Gerrit van Arkel design, but also adapted the interior for use as a modern, flexible, office environment. The project has won numerous other design awards.Octatube's PV Integrated G

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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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