07 May '12, 7pm

Update—Unfortunate Solar Installation of the Month: Utility-Scale Edition: Last week we featured a photo of a

Update—Unfortunate Solar Installation of the Month: Utility-Scale Edition: Last week we featured a photo of a

“Vegetation management is a practical task that needs to be managed in O&M and care needs to be taken with frameless thin-film panels mounted close to the ground, since a mower can easily kick up a rock which could crack the laminate. Typically, fixed-tilt structures are mounted as close as possible to the ground to reduce costs, which can make maintenance more difficult. In addition, in the desert, condensed water can drip from the panels at night creating what is effectively a drip irrigation system which may foster vegetation growth with a fixed system, since the water will fall in a localized area," adding, "People can overlook practical O&M costs, although those are increasingly relevant to project economics as system prices come down and it becomes a higher percentage of LCOE." "Although sometimes perceived as having higher O&M costs, trackers can actually have lower...

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