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PV Pointers: Tips for mounting PV on a low-slope roof

January 2, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

What is a low slope roof? As defined by National Roofing Contractors Association, the pitch of a low-slope roof is equal to or less than 3:12, seen in Fig. 1. Before a low-slope rooftop system is designed, perform a structural evaluation of the roof deck, structural evaluation of the building,Read More

Solar installs grow 43 percent in Q2 2016, but long-term questions emerge in each segment

Solar installs grow 43 percent in Q2 2016, but long-term questions emerge in each segment

October 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Growing 43 percent year-over-year, the U.S. saw 2,051 MW of solar photovoltaics installed in Q2 2016. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, this marks the eleventh consecutive quarter in which more than 1 GW of PV was installed, driven largelyRead More

PHP Systems jumps into solar with new PV mounting system

PHP Systems jumps into solar with new PV mounting system

September 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

PHP Systems/Design (PHP), designer and manufacturer of high-performance rooftop pipe and equipment support systems, has added a solar panel mounting system to their comprehensive line of rooftop support system products this Fall to meet market demands and further ongoing commitment to sustainable building practices. According to data from the SolarRead More

VOTE for Solar Builder’s 2016 Projects of the Year

VOTE for Solar Builder’s 2016 Projects of the Year

September 19, 2016 at 1:29 pm 8 comments

The nominations are in, and now it’s time for you, the reader, to choose the best of the best for our fourth annual Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards. Because of the big influx of ground-mount submissions this year, we’ve divided up the voting into three categories: roof-mounted, C&I ground-mounted andRead More

Rooftop trackers? Edisun to debut the PV Booster at SPI

Rooftop trackers? Edisun to debut the PV Booster at SPI

September 7, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Edisun Microgrids, a company created at Idealab, has launched an entirely new tracker concept called the PV Booster. This would be the only dual-axis solar tracker designed and built for the commercial and industrial rooftop sector. Edisun says PV Booster’s technology yields 20 percent better solar rooftop economics than conventionalRead More

SPI Preview: Eight innovations for rooftop mounting at SPI

SPI Preview: Eight innovations for rooftop mounting at SPI

September 6, 2016 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Advanced Racking (booth W1113) specializes in the design, manufacturing and sale of PV mounting systems for all types of roof tops and will be debuting a new solution at SPI — the Total Roof Platform (TRP) — that they say is the first system to standardize rooftop mounting hardware. TRPRead More

Rock-It Systems from EcoFasten Solar receive UL 2703 First Edition Certification

Rock-It Systems from EcoFasten Solar receive UL 2703 First Edition Certification

July 27, 2016 at 8:10 am 1 comment

EcoFasten Solar’s Rock-It System and the newly launched Rock-It System 2.0, rail-free solar roof mount solutions, are now certified to UL 2703 First Edition. The Rock-It System and Rock-It System 2.0 conform to UL 2703:2015 First Edition, by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) TÜV Rheinland, and hold a Class ARead More

Check out Austin’s largest rooftop solar array (via Freedom Solar)

Check out Austin’s largest rooftop solar array (via Freedom Solar)

June 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Freedom Solar Power inaugurated the largest rooftop solar installation in Central Texas at the Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in Mueller at a festive celebration June 18. Comprised of nearly 2,500 high-efficiency solar panels from SunPower, the 812-kW system designed and installed by Freedom Solar Power includes two solar canopy structuresRead More

U.S. roof market: Tiles trending up, reroofing to rebound, more

U.S. roof market: Tiles trending up, reroofing to rebound, more

April 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm Comments are Disabled

US demand to grow 3.9% per annum through 2019 US demand for roofing is projected to rise 3.9 percent annually to 252 million squares in 2019, valued at $21.4 billion. This will be a rebound from the 2009-2014 period, spurred by strong advances in building construction activity. Roofing demand fellRead More

NREL raises its rooftop PV technical potential estimate a ton

NREL raises its rooftop PV technical potential estimate a ton

March 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Analysts at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update its estimate of total U.S. technical potential for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. The analysis reveals aRead More

 
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