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Applied Energy Technologies racking tapped for 22.6 MW Utah install

Applied Energy Technologies racking tapped for 22.6 MW Utah install

June 26, 2015 at 9:19 am 1 comment

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) a supplier of utility-scale racking systems, was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties. The planned ‘Seven Sisters’ solar projects includes seven separate solar PV projects, four of which are to beRead More

AET to provide racking system for Massachusetts Highway Corridor Project

AET to provide racking system for Massachusetts Highway Corridor Project

June 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm 2 comments

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, will be providing one of those racking systems — the Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking system — for an innovative 282 kW highway corridor solar project along Route 44 in Carver, Mass. The project is in phase II,Read More

Array Technologies Applies Lessons from the Wind Industry to the Solar Sector

Array Technologies Applies Lessons from the Wind Industry to the Solar Sector

June 17, 2015 at 11:01 am 3 comments

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) has been a market leader in solar tracking systems for a few decades now, providing solar solutions for utility, commercial and residential electric generation customers. Since 1989, the company has supplied nearly 3 GW of tracking systems across the globe in 250 utility and commercial projectsRead More

SnapNrack to debut new mounting solution at Intersolar NA

SnapNrack to debut new mounting solution at Intersolar NA

June 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

SnapNrack, a manufacturer of solar panel racking systems owned by Sunrun, will preview InvisiLight, its next evolution in rail-less solar mounting solutions, as well as a junction box, the newest component of their wire management product line, at Intersolar North America in San Francisco this year. The residential roof mount system featuresRead More

Solar FlexRack provides racking system for naval station

Solar FlexRack provides racking system for naval station

June 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, provided its G3L preassembled racking systems for two ground mount solar arrays at the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The systems were delivered to World Electric Supply in Jacksonville, Fla., who was the supplier of all PV materials to Miller ElectricRead More

Next Wave of Residential Mounting Solutions

Next Wave of Residential Mounting Solutions

June 10, 2015 at 10:33 am 1 comment

Consumers today like having choices, and solar technology is obliging with newer, alternative mounting options that could be more ideal solutions depending on project requirements and design taste. Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Spice Solar, said these integrated racking systems take one of two approaches. The first approach uses special solarRead More

GameChange technology handles harsh conditions in 7 MW install

GameChange technology handles harsh conditions in 7 MW install

June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking announced that its articulating purlin technology which is now provided as a standard with its pile-driven and earthscrew ground systems, combined with other GameChange standard flexibility features, handled extreme rolling ground conditions on a 7 MW installation just completed on the East coast. “Being able to meet realRead More

2015 Solar Mounting Product Showcase

2015 Solar Mounting Product Showcase

June 8, 2015 at 10:00 am 1 comment

For every project, location, budget and situation in the solar building landscape, there are a variety of mounting solutions to consider. So, what’s right for your project? And what can the latest mounting technology do today that wasn’t possible several years ago? Our 2015 Solar Mounting Product Showcase hopes toRead More

PV Loads vs. Rooftop Integrity: Confirming residential roof strength for solar installations

PV Loads vs. Rooftop Integrity: Confirming residential roof strength for solar installations

June 3, 2015 at 10:30 am 2 comments

The rooftop solar PV permitting process involves a number of steps and varies greatly, even between neighboring cities. Jurisdictions follow state or national codes, but each may interpret the codes in their own way and insert additional requirements. In some locations, a rooftop structural analysis conducted by a professional engineerRead More

Installers should avoid 
positioning systems in areas of the roof that might experience ice dams or accumulation of snow under the array. 
Graphic Courtesy of Quick Mount PV.

How to Protect PV Systems From the Worst Weather

June 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm 2 comments

To successfully harness the sun’s power, all other environmental elements must be controlled or defeated. First, a disclaimer: As with any weather-related discussion, considerations vary by region. Technical engineering reports for racking systems must reflect local weather conditions and the type of application. “Snow and wind will greatly influence theRead More

 
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