Mounting Guide

News and best practices for installing solar mounting and racking systems for rooftops and ground-mounts. Coverage includes attachments, ballast, carports, fixed-tilt, flashing, geotech, hooks, rack mounts, rail-free, structural and trackers.

Cleveland-based company gets DOE grant money for its new commercial solar racking system Roll-A-Rack

Cleveland-based company gets DOE grant money for its new commercial solar racking system Roll-A-Rack

January 23, 2020 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Acme Express Inc., a Cleveland-based, technology development company, has been awarded a $1-million Small Business Innovation Research grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office so it can research and develop Roll-A-Rack. Acme Express says this new patent-pending solar-panel racking system would reduce racking and installation costsRead More

Hiding in plain sight: The case for rooftop batteries leading the next era of solar + storage

Hiding in plain sight: The case for rooftop batteries leading the next era of solar + storage

January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Although self-evident in retrospect, game-changing innovations are rarely immediately obvious. Velcro bindings, wheelie suitcases, and the now-ubiquitous InstaPot are all modest examples of refinements to products that existed for decades before anyone thought, “Couldn’t this be better?” The drive for reliable renewably sourced energy is at a similar crossroad. AlthoughRead More

Exhibit A: This recently completed tracker project in Pierceton, Ind.,

Inside OMCO Solar’s strategy to serve the mid-size solar tracker market

January 20, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Solar trackers are proving to pencil out positively for smaller and smaller solar project sites, which is drawing more interest from developers and EPCs. A problem these interested developers run into though is the lack of interest on the part of larger legacy tracker brands which are scaled to focusRead More

Sunnova adds SunModo mounting, racking systems to its approved vendor list

Sunnova adds SunModo mounting, racking systems to its approved vendor list

January 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Sunnova Energy International Inc., has added SunModo Corp., an innovator in the solar racking industry, to its exclusive Approved Vendor List (AVL). Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the United States SunModo’s solar mounting and racking systems. “This new relationship withRead More

Unirac is taking this new non-penetrating solar mounting system worldwide

Unirac is taking this new non-penetrating solar mounting system worldwide

January 17, 2020 at 10:03 am 0 comments

Unirac Inc. signed an exclusive global license deal with Solar Stack, a Florida-based manufacturer that has developed non-ballasted, non-penetrating solar mounting solution. With the signing of this technology deal, the two companies are poised to expand on the momentum set by the founders of Solar Stack. The deal with Solar Stack continuesRead More

What to see at Intersolar North America 2020

What to see at Intersolar North America 2020

January 15, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Intersolar North America has a new home and time — set for San Diego from Feb. 4-6. Yes, it is right around the corner! For those attending, be sure to kick off your Solar+ Decade the right way and check out what’s new at the booths below. Then maybe comeRead More

McElroy Metal Manufacturing Facility, Clinton, Ill. Photo courtesy of McElroy Metal.

Project profile: A complex solar installation on two different metal roof types

January 13, 2020 at 11:12 am 0 comments

Metal roof attachment provider S-5! recently worked on a complex solar conversion project at a manufacturing facility in Clinton, Illinois. This large-scale, multi-faceted project at the McElroy Metal plant required a two-fold approach as the facility consisted of two different metal roof types: a face-attached trapezoidal profile on one sectionRead More

Solar tracker supplier Array Technologies partners with new logistics company

Solar tracker supplier Array Technologies partners with new logistics company

January 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Phoenix Logistics, an affiliate of national private commercial real estate firm Phoenix Investors headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., announced a new multi-state contract with Array Technologies. Phoenix Logistics will provide logistics services to Array for approximately 1 million square feet in Coffeyville, Kansas; Mayville, Wisconsin; and Hooks, Texas. Array is anRead More

Cypress Creek Renewable, Solar FlexRack team up on 105-MW solar plant in North Carolina

Cypress Creek Renewable, Solar FlexRack team up on 105-MW solar plant in North Carolina

December 10, 2019 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Solar FlexRack is installing a fixed-tilt solar racking system at a 105 MW solar power generation plant in North Carolina. Cypress Creek Renewables developed the project and is providing the engineering, procurement and construction services as well as the ongoing operations and maintenance services. The project is owned by CubicoRead More

McElroy Metal adds solar system with roof recover at its third manufacturing plant

McElroy Metal adds solar system with roof recover at its third manufacturing plant

December 3, 2019 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

After completing successful solar panel installations with roof recovers at plants in Peachtree City, Ga., and Adelanto, Calif., McElroy Metal recently completed a third solar conversion with its plant in Clinton, Ill. Inovateus Solar installed 1,116 Hanwha Q-Plus L-G42 350W panels on the facility in Clinton. The system is ratedRead More