Nectar Product Development

7700 Series Solar Panel

Slashing the Cost of the World’s Largest Solar Panel

After designing the world’s largest pedestal-mounted solar panel power system, Amonix turned to Nectar to make its deployment more cost-effective. At 77-feet-wide by 49-feet-tall, the Amonix 7700 CPV is the largest pedestal-mounted solar panel to be manufactured. To make the panel more affordable for utility-scale deployments, the company needed to reduce the cost of the panel’s support structure.


Engineered to Last, but Using Less Material

Amonix tasked Nectar with reducing the production costs for its MegaModule® support structure while ensuring absolutely no falloff in performance. The project was particularly challenging because Nectar needed to optimize the design to reduce weight and improve fabrication processes while ensuring that the structure could withstand the extremes of its potential operating environments, which range from dry, hot deserts to cold, windy mountaintops. The MegaModule had to use less material—as well as being easier to manufacture—yet be engineered to last. Trial-and-error prototyping of the massive structure was not an option.