Solar trackers are taking over the ground-mount space and there are a few contenders emerging to do the same with commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftops. One of those is PV Booster Gen 2 from clean energy tech company Point Load Power.
A strength of PV Booster is how it solves the complex challenges of weight and wind that have prevented solar tracker deployments on rooftops. It meets the requirements of UL 3703 and the wind loading requirements of ASCE 7-16, and has been tested and certified by CSA US, a Nationally Recognized Test Lab (NRTL), allowing PV Booster to deploy on most flat rooftops across the U.S.
The units manximize the output of either monofacial or premium bifacial solar panels, capable of producing up to 70% more energy per panel compared to fixed-tilt positions. This is another factor in lessening rooftop load: project integrators investing in rooftop solar can install 50% fewer solar panels than required with fixed-tilt and to achieve the same annual savings, increasing return on investment (ROI) by 40% or more.
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PV Booster Gen2 trackers are now being delivered to customers through Point Load’s U.S. based supply chain. In fact, the compant reports thousands of PV Booster units have already been ordered. One company in California’s Apple Valley, Option One Solar, has even completed their first project utilizing this powerful product.
“We vetted the PV Booster offering thoroughly, even went so far as to install a showcase system on the roof of our headquarters to validate the performance gains,” said Scott Thomas, President of Option One. “Almost immediately we saw that the performance is so significant that this will rapidly accelerate our growth plans in the C&I space.”
Option One Solar is fully trained to resell, install and service PV Booster in addition to receiving other partner benefits including sales support, supply allocations and volume pricing.
— Solar Builder magazine