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The QuikFoot product has a baseplate that is fastened to the roof with a flashing over top. All EcoFasten mounting hardware is watertight and secure.

What UL 2703 revisions are on the table? We ask SEIA’s PV Mounting Committee

May 22, 2017 at 7:14 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) formed its PV Mounting System Manufacturers Committee (MSMC) in March 2016 with the goal of achieving better standardization and unification in the industry around this crucial topic. Since its development, the group has grown to 28 members consisting mainly of experts in U.S.-based mountingRead More

S-5! debuts new RibBracket line for trapezoidal roofing profiles

S-5! debuts new RibBracket line for trapezoidal roofing profiles

May 11, 2017 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

S-5! just released its RibBracket I-IV products, which are shaped to provide a perfect fit to most common trapezoidal roof shapes. Thoroughly tested for strength, RibBracket I-IV has no moving parts and is flexible enough to fit varying trapezoidal widths. A higher profile ensures more space between the roof and anyRead More

Mounting Pressure: Today’s large-scale PV boom demands new levels of service from racking companies

Mounting Pressure: Today’s large-scale PV boom demands new levels of service from racking companies

May 11, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

For the first time ever, in 2016, U.S. solar ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions on an annual basis. In total, solar accounted for 39 percent of new capacity additions across all fuel types, and these big numbers are coming via big installs asRead More

On the scene: New solar installation products we saw at the California Solar Power Expo

On the scene: New solar installation products we saw at the California Solar Power Expo

May 9, 2017 at 7:41 am Comments are Disabled

We attended the California Solar Expo in San Diego last week. Here’s a rundown of some of the notable new solar products we spotted around the trade show floor. S-5! is known for its rigorous testing and compliance standards for mounting solar on standing seam metal roofs. Its latest updateRead More

Mexico solar expansion: Two solar tracker companies with Latin America updates

Mexico solar expansion: Two solar tracker companies with Latin America updates

May 8, 2017 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) and NEXTacker, two of the top solar tracker companies out there, had news last week concerning moves into Mexico. ATI opens new office ATI’s was the most notable of the announcements, as it is expanding its industry-leading tracker services into Latin America, supported by a newRead More

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Clamps of Approval: Here’s what to look for when selecting PV clamps

May 1, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

The following advice was sent our way via Civic Solar. Check them out here. Clamps, the racking component used to fasten and ground modules to rails, are an integral component of a racking system. Knowing what to look for in a clamp is a great place to start when vettingRead More

EcoFasten Solar debuts new mounting solution for standing seam metal roofs

EcoFasten Solar debuts new mounting solution for standing seam metal roofs

April 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

EcoFasten Solar has launched its newest product, SimpleBlock, a solution designed specifically for standing seam metal roofing applications. The versatile SimpleBlock provides a variety of options through compatibility with any rack manufacturer’s connection points (L-feet, posts), and will fit any double-lock standing seam. You’ll have to check it out forRead More

The NX Horizon, formerly the Self-Powered Tracker, brings self-contained motor power to each row.

Report: NEXTracker led PV tracker market share in 2016

April 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has attained the number one global market share position for the second consecutive year among PV solar tracker manufacturers in 2016. According to GTM Research’s upcoming Global PV Tracker Landscape Report 2017, NEXTracker captured 30 percent of the global PV tracker market share by megawatts (MWdc)Read More

Schletter launches a slew of new simplified solar mounting products

Schletter launches a slew of new simplified solar mounting products

April 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

The globally operating Schletter Group is launching a host of new and advanced products at this year’s Intersolar. The focus here is on the greatly simplified handling of the products – for users and traders alike. Highlights include, for example, the complete redesign of the Rapid 16 module clamp familyRead More

Engineers discuss field test of PanelClaw’s new Panda Bear Ground Mount

Engineers discuss field test of PanelClaw’s new Panda Bear Ground Mount

April 3, 2017 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Preventing a Solar Slide As solar energy becomes more popular in the marketplace, the technology continues to improve and become more cost effective. The rapid pace of development and highly competitive environment has incentivized solar companies to better understand how their products interact with the surrounding environment. As an example,Read More

 
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