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SunModo debuts self-grounding PV racking system

October 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

Solar installation professionals go to great lengths to protect solar investments from their leading threat – lightning and static discharge. Now, an innovative solar racking company has made the grounding process a generation better. SunModo Corp, the company that established itself with EZ roof mounts and elevated roof installations, hasRead More

GameChange Racking drives utility-scale solar racking pricing to 79 cents/watt

GameChange Racking drives utility-scale solar racking pricing to 79 cents/watt

October 22, 2015 at 4:49 pm 2 comments

Through a combination of its proprietary engineered designs and its buying power for obtaining ultra-strength steel alloys, GameChange Racking has achieved pricing as low as $.079/watt for its industry quality leading large scale (80 MW+) utility scale racking systems. This pricing is for dual pile systems under loading conditions typical forRead More

See a 270-kW rooftop system completed by SunLink, RA Power & Light

See a 270-kW rooftop system completed by SunLink, RA Power & Light

October 21, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Hitting a project deadline on time is always a great feeling, but how about three weeks ahead of schedule? SunLink Corp. and RA Power & Light did just that completing a new 270-kW commercial rooftop system at the Aethercomm facility in Carlsbad, Calif. Solar developer and EPC RA Power & LightRead More

Solar carports will spread across the country as costs decline

Solar carports will spread across the country as costs decline

October 20, 2015 at 9:13 am 5 comments

The evolution of carport design has yielded a leaner, more cost-effective structure that can deliver both the duty of vehicle protection and the function of a solar power plant. While a fairly large number of solar and other companies have attempted to enter this promising carport market — as evidencedRead More

AET to provide racking system for 252 kW Microgrid Energy rooftop project

AET to provide racking system for 252 kW Microgrid Energy rooftop project

October 14, 2015 at 10:57 am 3 comments

  Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, was selected by Microgrid Energy to supply its Rayport-B ECO roof ballast system for a 252 kW project in Joliet, Ill. The buildingRead More

GameChange Racking launches new thin-film pile, ballasted ground systems

GameChange Racking launches new thin-film pile, ballasted ground systems

October 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm 2 comments

GameChange Racking announced that it has launched the MaxSpan Thin Film System and the Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground Thin Film System. The breakthrough features of the GameChange Thin Film Systems: • The Max-Span Thin Film system has the industry’s fastest installing Post/Beam/Brace assembly. These nesting parts have no brackets and onlyRead More

New from SnapNrack: A Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp

New from SnapNrack: A Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp

October 2, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

SnapNrack, a manufacturer of solar panel mounting solutions, just announced a new Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp that will further enhance the company’s wire management solutions. SnapNrack says this UL-listed Junction Box will save installation time and cost over current solutions while improving safety and reliability over the life of the system.Read More

Mounting with butyl rubber: How Roof Tech gets a leak-proof seal

Mounting with butyl rubber: How Roof Tech gets a leak-proof seal

September 24, 2015 at 8:55 am 1 comment

  Butyl rubber was first developed in the early 1930s, and its traditional applications are pool linings, flexible flashing for construction and lining tubeless tires. It has a unique combination of barrier properties, such as high damping, resistance to ozone, weatherproofing and heat aging that make it an ideal choiceRead More

GameChange Racking to accelerate expansion of fixed tilt, tracker business

September 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking’s financing facility with Barron Group Holdings LLC was recently upsized to $20 million. The facility is to be utilized as needed to help accelerate the rapid expansion of GameChange’s fixed tilt and tracker solar PV racking business in the United States and internationally. GameChange Racking expects revenues toRead More

SPI highlight: Seeing the massive rooftop array that powered the convention

SPI highlight: Seeing the massive rooftop array that powered the convention

September 22, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Maybe the coolest, or most appropriate, aspect of Solar Power International this year was the location itself — the Anaheim Convention Center — which is maybe the most eco-friendly and solar-friendly in the country. (The uncoolest, or most ironic, aspect was the single morning of rain Anaheim will probably see allRead More