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Rackability: A Sophisticated Measure of Utility-Scale Site Viability

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When considering the viability of a utility-scale tracker or fixed-tilt project site, there are many factors that inform site selection. But until now, it’s been difficult to quickly determine, with precision, exactly how much of the land is “rackable.” In other words, there hasn’t been a means to compute the percentage of total land area on which mounting systems can actually be installed.

Utility-scale project developers can now take advantage of an important new early-stage site assessment tool to achieve a reliable rackability measure. Today’s most sophisticated utility-scale solar design software is able to compute a site’s rackability with only three basic project inputs.

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