Solar Builder Magazine

If You’re Not Concerned With Utility-Scale Shrinkage, You Should Be

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As greater numbers of utility-scale solar projects are built on challenging topography that includes hilly terrain, shrinkage in utility-scale layouts is becoming increasingly common and more problematic. Shrinkage can be best described as the amount the total length of a tracker or fixed-tilt row is shortened in a top down view “as the crow flies” based on the fact that it must follow the up and down slope of the terrain undulations that it covers along the row.

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