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You down with CIP? How cast-in-place foundations add flexibility to a solar installation

You down with CIP? How cast-in-place foundations add flexibility to a solar installation

August 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm 1 comment

Flexibility is maybe not the first word that comes to mind when thinking about concrete blocks, but when planning your next ballast solar project, it should be considered. Sure, the first concern when choosing your concrete foundations will likely be cost. How much will it cost to ship precast blocksRead More

Trays can form to the necessary shapes by simply bending them with your hands or knees.

How to add flexibility to your solar cable management strategy

October 27, 2015 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

Back in 2010, Snake Tray decided to install a PV system on its own roof. At that point, Snake Tray had been a manufacturer of trays for other industries for many years, with no ties to the solar industry. But after seeing a PV system installation up close, owner RogerRead More

Spotlight on: Microinverters

Spotlight on: Microinverters

August 24, 2015 at 9:54 am 4 comments

SMA America’s Sunny Boy system SMA America microinverters have a focus on reliability, monitoring and ease of installation For modular PV systems, SMA America’s new Sunny Boy 240, in combination with the Sunny Multigate, is an ideal solution. As a result of its modular design, systems equipped with the SunnyRead More

Beyond the rooftop: How offsite PPAs change the game for solar professionals

Beyond the rooftop: How offsite PPAs change the game for solar professionals

August 17, 2015 at 10:22 am 4 comments

Like many of its peers, the management team at the National Aquarium in Baltimore struggled to find an adequate solution to meet its renewable energy goals. Given the unique architecture of the building, the National Aquarium’s limited and aging rooftop could not support meaningful electricity generation. Determined to make aRead More

How to select conduit for your next commercial solar installation

How to select conduit for your next commercial solar installation

August 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Today, designers and contractors face many options for protecting the electrical cables and wiring systems in commercial PV installations. One such option is conduit, which is a type of raceway or closed channel that guards wiring systems running through them against hazards over a system’s lifetime. There are many factorsRead More

A 3-MW New Jersey landfill Project from Solar FlexRack.

Mounting Challenges: Landfills, Brownfields, Water-Saturated Sites

August 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

Landfills Two of the most common types of landfill construction and classification are sanitary (municipal waste) and construction, demolition and debris (CDD) landfills. Sanitary landfills are normally constructed under rigid environmental specifications and standards, including rubber membrane linings for leachate collection, ground water monitoring wells, methane gas monitoring wells andRead More