Mounting Guide

Figure 1

PV Pointers: Tips for mounting PV on a low-slope roof

January 2, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

What is a low slope roof? As defined by National Roofing Contractors Association, the pitch of a low-slope roof is equal to or less than 3:12, seen in Fig. 1. Before a low-slope rooftop system is designed, perform a structural evaluation of the roof deck, structural evaluation of the building,Read More

S-5! fills business development director role with familiar face

S-5! fills business development director role with familiar face

December 22, 2016 at 8:43 am Comments are Disabled

S-5! has brought back Frank Hogan to fill the newly created position of Business Development Director, focusing on deepening relationships with the company’s OEM market to maintain market share and capture additional sales opportunities. Hogan, who served as a national sales representative and field support manager for S-5! in theRead More

Case study of Roof Tech rail-less mounting staying strong through hurricane season

Case study of Roof Tech rail-less mounting staying strong through hurricane season

December 20, 2016 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

Solarize Financial was founded in late 2014 and operates from its headquarters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., just outside Charleston. After working with a nationwide solar provider for many years, Petersen believed he could provide a more individualized experience for customers ready to make this important lifestyle change. Today, Solarize servesRead More

Driving pile in Minnesota: How Landwehr handles longer than normal piles up north

Driving pile in Minnesota: How Landwehr handles longer than normal piles up north

December 12, 2016 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Large-scale solar projects are becoming more common in Minnesota, and as you might expect, installation of these projects requires a different approach than large-scale projects in those popular desert climates. An example would be a new 5 MW AC Project south of the Twin Cities. On approximately 20 acres, twoRead More

Details on NEXTracker’s entry into the solar+storage game

Details on NEXTracker’s entry into the solar+storage game

December 7, 2016 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

Hot off the presses: Not be left out of the latest industry craze, NEXTracker is launching a solar-plus-energy-storage solution for U.S. and international markets. Meet NX Fusion Plus NX Fusion Plus integrates the latest, best-in-class solar tracker, battery, inverter, and software to deliver better return on investment to owners ofRead More

PV Pointers: How dynamic systems increase the value of a solar project

PV Pointers: How dynamic systems increase the value of a solar project

December 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

The primary function of solar will always be to generate energy from the sun. Yet we are seeing impressive advances in how solar interacts with the environment in which it is installed. Evolutions in design approaches and integrating intelligent, connected software is opening up a new era for increasingly valuableRead More

GameChange Solar adds two new roll forming locations in the South

GameChange Solar adds two new roll forming locations in the South

December 1, 2016 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

GameChange Solar announced that it added two additional roll forming locations in Alabama and Georgia to service the southeast market for fixed tilt and single axis tracker solar support structures. Andrew Worden, CEO of GameChange Solar, stated: “We anticipate expansion to approximately 2GW sales in 2017, driven by heavy customerRead More

Details on Powerak — a commercial solar mounting system that doesn’t use ballast or attachments

Details on Powerak — a commercial solar mounting system that doesn’t use ballast or attachments

November 29, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

As warehouse model department stores, big box retailers and distribution facilities grow ever more popular, their large span, flat roofs have become prime candidates for solar power panels. But it’s not that easy – flat membrane roofs are a perfect location for solar panels, but don’t offer much in termsRead More

Taken by your Solar Builder when he was getting a sneak peek of the technology earlier in the year.

Solar FlexRack completes Black & Veatch bankability study of its Turnkey Tracker

November 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced today that Black & Veatch has performed a bankability study of its TDPTM Turnkey Tracker. The technical report covers the tracker’s design, reliability, durability, installation, operations and maintenance. According to GTMRead More

GameChange Solar explains virtues of its rivet module-mounting method

GameChange Solar explains virtues of its rivet module-mounting method

November 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm 1 comment

GameChange Solar says that its new rivet module-mounting method has proven to speed its most recent installations. Rivets were used for a group of Max-Span pile driven systems in North Carolina totaling 85 MW, which is now completing installation. The installers averaged 2.5 MW per week per 20 man crew includingRead More

 
Subscribe to Solar Builder Digital
Subscribe to Solar Builder Print
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly9zb2xhcmJ1aWxkZXJtYWcuY29tL3BvcHVwLmh0bWwiIGhlaWdodD0iNDAwcHgiIHdpZHRoPSI2MDBweCI+PC9pZnJhbWU+