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Maximize ROI

May 7, 2013 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

Single-axis trackers are fast to install, easy to maintain and generate the most solar energy at the lowest lifetime cost. The goal of solar power is to lower costs, generate savings and provide a hedge against rising energy rates. Solar developers, financiers, utilities and businesses are all looking for aRead More

No Excavation Needed

No Excavation Needed

May 7, 2013 at 8:48 am 1 comment

Ballasted ground-mounts work just as well as penetrating ones, especially when it comes to difficult land conditions. Visions of large ground-mounted solar projects consist of large posts drilled into the earth, with dirt and small rocks being hauled away. But not all ground conditions are ideal for a penetrating system.Read More

Tilting in Metal’s Favor

Tilting in Metal’s Favor

May 7, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Low-pitched metal roofs can successfully support solar modules when they’re angled just right. Advanced Racking Solutions manufactures tilted systems that happen to work perfectly on metal rooftops. Metal rooftops are found atop a wide range of buildings — family homes, storage warehouses, large industrial shops, sports arenas, you name it.Read More

Mounting and Racking Product Showcase

Mounting and Racking Product Showcase

May 7, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

As evident on this lengthy page, there are many, many players in the solar industry. It can seem overwhelming to narrow down the choices for the best mounting and racking system for a new solar project. Some companies focus on specific applications — like metal rooftops or landfill caps —Read More

Wires Everywhere

Wires Everywhere

May 7, 2013 at 8:35 am Comments are Disabled

Choosing the right mounting and racking system might seem like your biggest task, but don’t forget about cable management, too. By William Feldman Most any solar panel installation worth its salt, whether on the roof or on the ground, should feature secure mounting for the panels and a secure andRead More

Advice from Mounting Manufacturers

Advice from Mounting Manufacturers

May 7, 2013 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

Some tips and tricks directly from solar mounting and racking manufacturers, including proper waterproofing, residential location, full-package systems and installation plans. Fixing leaks from residential PV installations costs more than you think. Jeff Spies, vice president of business development for Quick Mount PV Waterproofing penetrations for solar mounting is aRead More

The SolarBridge microinverter comes pre-installed
 on the solar panel, providing a quick and easy installation.

Low Voltage, High Potential

March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The AC module combines a powerful solar panel with a microinverter, joining both pieces at the factory and selling it as one. Instead of solely being a microinverter manufacturer, SolarBridge Technologies sees itself as an AC module enabler. AC modules are a simple and attractive option for the residential solarRead More

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

March 20, 2013 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

Ohio developer Third Sun Solar has seen many changes in the industry in the last 15 years and likes where things are heading. In 1804, Ohio University became the first university established in Ohio. The ninth oldest public university in the United States, OU set up camp in Athens, Ohio,Read More

Headache Remedy

Headache Remedy

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

Solar permitting can be a pain, but Clean Power Finance is working on a database to help. By James Tong Ask solar installers about their profession, and you’ll get a lot of passion and pride. Ask them about solar permitting, and you’ll get a lot of passion… and maybe some four-letterRead More

Installation of the DynoRaxx system is quick and effortless. Each module takes less than 1 minute to lock into place — no tools needed.

In a League of its Own

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

DynoRaxx went about finding what sets it apart from the competition and found it in tool-less, fiberglass mounting and racking systems. In an industry as competitive as solar, it’s important to find your niche. DynoRaxx has established its niche among racking and mounting manufacturers by producing a product that isRead More