Solar & Renewable Power

LSX Frameless Solar Modules, LSX Rail System

Solar Canopies Everywhere

NeoCity Academy, located in Kissimmee, is Florida’s first net-zero energy K-12 School. In alignment with the school’s sustainability goals, it integrated a unique, curved solar canopy for food trucks in front of the school, as well as solar covered walkways to access the school, and a large solar canopy over the outdoor seating area. This project was designed by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting using LSX frameless solar panels from Lumos. The award-winning module system integrates with the company’s LSX Frameless Solar Modules, and theLSX Rail System.

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Serenity now The eight canopies provide visitors to the New York Botanical Garden a place to find some shade and charge their mobile devices.

Enjoying Super Shade

Solar-powered canopies provide New York Botanical Garden visitors a chance to rest and recharge. Visitors to the New York Botanical Garden needed a place where they could seek shade, enjoy a beverage, and charge their mobile devices. To solve the garden’s need for accessible, sheltered outdoor seating, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the Botanical Garden turned to Pvilion and their solar-powered shade canopies.

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QuadPod

Near Column-Free

Solar carport manufacturer Quest Renewables supplied a 907kW system in tandem with its installation partner Hannah Solar to erect 10 of the manufacturer’s QuadPod double cantilever canopies for AVX in Fountain Inn, S.C. in just 28 days. The 273-panel truss was constructed and panelized in 100 labor hours. After the on-the-ground assembly, panel placement, inverter mounting, wiring and lighting, the canopy units were lifted by crane for final attachment. Because 90% of QuadPod’s construction takes place on the ground, construction with QuadPod canopies is three times faster than traditional carport systems. Each double cantilever in the system is supported on just three

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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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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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