White Paper : RESILIENCE OF HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL WIDE FLANGE BEAMS TO CORROSION IN SOLAR GROUND MOUNT SYSTEMS 

Description: We partnered with Attala Steel, a major foundation supplier to the solar industry, to author a paper on the benefits of increasing steel strength more than 50ksi in solar I-beam foundations. We found there are significant opportunities to lower foundation costs on sites which would normally specify heavier I-beam sizes.

 

Sample Buildable Area East/West Slope and Aspect Analysis Map

Description: This map shows an example of analyzing a buildable area for E/W slope and aspect (or the directionality of the slope). Sites can be quickly checked for areas that require additional grading based on your tolerance requirements.

 

Sample Specific Production Map - by Tracker Block

Description: With sites being built on terrain with ever increasing difficulty, it is critical to understand how the terrain variation affects your bottom-line. We can analyze shading and incidence angle effects due to terrain on both tracker blocks (as shown) and fixed arrays. This includes the capability of assessing the potential relative gains from tracker-optimizing technologies.

 
 

Sample Foundation Reveal Analysis Map

Description: Using the existing terrain, your grading plan or ours, we can calculate the optimal plane of array for each part of your system to fall within your inputted foundation tolerance ranges, then provide you a map of the areas requiring higher posts. This can be overlaid with a foundation plan, and we can provide a cut-list of exactly how many posts you need with a particular reveal height (aka how far they are coming out of the ground), and their relative location.

 
 

Sample Grading Sensitivity Analysis

Description: This spreadsheet shows an example of how we can create variations of grading plans, which are used in combination with production effects and reveal requirements, to estimate foundation sizes, grading costs and compare to power production losses to optimize your site design.

 

Sample Specific Production - by Row

Description: With sites being built on terrain with ever increasing difficulty, it is critical to understand how the terrain variation affects your bottom-line. We can analyze shading and incidence angle effects due to terrain on both tracker rows (as shown) and fixed arrays. This includes the capability of assessing the potential relative gains from tracker-optimizing technologies.

 
 

KiloNewton Consulting Services Brochure

Description: We don’t just do renewables consulting. We can provide a variety of general engineering services to support your business.

 
 

KiloNewton Renewable and Solar Services Brochure

Description: A high-level overview of the variety of services we provide to our renewable energy customers.