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.

SunModo’s SunTurf designed to overcome both rooftop and ground mount solar challenges

SunModo’s SunTurf designed to overcome both rooftop and ground mount solar challenges

November 18, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

  Navigating obstacles on the roof or ground used to be one of a solar installer’s worst challenges. SunModo‘s newest solar racking innovation, SunTurk, is a versatile, affordable solution that overcomes challenges in both residential and commercial ground-mounted and elevated roof-mounted systems. SunModo introduced the improved SunTurf line after manyRead More

What is frost heave and how does it affect ground-mount solar projects?

What is frost heave and how does it affect ground-mount solar projects?

November 14, 2019 at 11:00 am 0 comments

The following is an excerpt from a whitepaper produced by TerraSmart. You can request to download the full version here. As the demand for renewable energy grows across North America, an increasing number of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects are being deployed in regions that experience severe winter conditions, including deepRead More

Solar tracker company Sunfolding is in demand, raises another $32 million to expand operations

Solar tracker company Sunfolding is in demand, raises another $32 million to expand operations

October 28, 2019 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

Sunfolding is one of the fastest-growing producers single-axis tracker systems. The company recently closed a $32 million Series B growth funding round to expand operations and support a rapidly growing pipeline and a strong portfolio of projects. The company will expand its US-based manufacturing and assembly footprint and increase volumeRead More

Quick Mount PV’s solar mounting and racking systems approved by Florida DBPR

Quick Mount PV’s solar mounting and racking systems approved by Florida DBPR

October 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

Quick Mount PV, the leading American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, has received Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) product approval for its full line of L-Mount and QBase Mount solar mounting and racking hardware. The approval simplifies project permitting and installations for solarRead More

TerraSmart hosting a panel on how to avoid frost jacking at New York open house

TerraSmart hosting a panel on how to avoid frost jacking at New York open house

October 21, 2019 at 11:32 am 0 comments

With solar developments increasing across regions that are susceptible to frost heave, developers and asset owners’ need to know what understand best practices for solar projects in frost susceptible soils.  At its second annual open house at its Northeast operational hub in Albany, N.Y., TerraSmart will have a panel ofRead More

Meet the PEG: A super lightweight fixed-tilt solar system now certified for the United States market

Meet the PEG: A super lightweight fixed-tilt solar system now certified for the United States market

October 15, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Jurchen Technology has had its innovative PEG system certified according to the US UL-2703 standard and debuted its innovative fixed tilt PV system in the United States at Solar Power International 2019. The certification was carried out by Intertek US. “This certification enables us to enter into the US market.Read More

MetalX Racking consists of three small components: the roof mount, universal XClamps that fit modules from 30-50mm, and preassembled Couplings to join modules structurally and electrically.

Ecolibrium Solar says its new rail-less metal roof solar mounting system uses 73 percent less aluminum

October 10, 2019 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Ecolibrium Solar debuted its new MetalX Simplified Racking System for Metal Roofs at Solar Power International this year. Designed to eliminate the costs and shortcomings of installing solar on metal roofs, MetalX delivers a low cost per watt with 73 percent less aluminum, no long rails, fewer attachments, shortened installRead More

Support Group: How Entropy Solar Integrators saved their sinking Snow Camp, N.C., microgrid

Support Group: How Entropy Solar Integrators saved their sinking Snow Camp, N.C., microgrid

October 10, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Permanent, reliable generation is the ultimate goal of any microgrid development. Without support, the weight of the equipment and pads/skids will cause sinking and tilting of the equipment that could result in system failure. In many areas, these installations must also be secure enough to withstand the possibility of extremeRead More

Unirac now has a solar installer certification program

Unirac now has a solar installer certification program

October 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

At Solar Power International this year, Unirac launched the first solar racking specific certification program in the industry for committed installation partners. Peter Lorenz, Unirac CEO, says they rolled this program out to “arm our trusted installation partners with training, tools and marketing assets to help grow their own businessesRead More

Sunfolding’s latest T29 solar tracker updates will simplify material transportation

Sunfolding’s latest T29 solar tracker updates will simplify material transportation

September 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

Sunfolding, a growing producer of single-axis trackers, announced upgrades to its T29 Single-Axis Tracker in order to ease the transport of material to the project site and through the field to reduce project costs. The upgraded Sunfolding T29 was on display at Solar Power International this year. The upgraded Sunfolding T29Read More