Full Shine Ahead
The Rise of Solar
The Workforce Gap
Typical Utility-Scale Solar Farm
Autonomy Bridges the Gap
Utility solar construction is ripe for disruption, and automation will be critical to get us to our clean energy goals. Automation in solar farm construction — for example pile driving — frees up skilled labor to focus on more complex tasks and increases the speed and accuracy of building power infrastructure.Tyler Parker, as quoted in ForbesGlobal Renewable EnergyBlack & Veatch
- SEIA, “Solar’s Share of New Capacity has Grown Rapidly.” (Accessed June 23, 2022).
- Lazard, “Levelized Cost Of Energy, Levelized Cost Of Storage, and Levelized Cost Of Hydrogen.” (Accessed June 23, 2022).
- SEIA, “National Solar Jobs Census 2020.” (Accessed June 23, 2022). Calculation includes projected calculations using SEIA data and projects from NREL’s Solar Future Study data.
- Numbers represent total materials and labor required for a 200 MW solar farm. Calculations are based on Built’s internal database of projects in the United States that utilize Nextracker tracking systems and First Solar PV modules.