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Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

December 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

Roof Tech Inc., a leader in rail-less rooftop PV mounting systems, has added engineering to support 72-cell PV modules, or modules up to 21 sq. ft. The new engineering data was added to the company’s already extensive engineering reports created by Starling Madison Lofquist, Inc., a third-party firm that createdRead More

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

December 9, 2015 at 9:52 am 3 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, is debuting its next generation, single-axis tracker solution, TDP Turnkey Trackers. What sets the new tracking solution apart is its updated tracking technology that comes bundled with a full suite of services and support for commercialRead More

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

EcoFasten Solar, a leader in the solar roof mount manufacturing industry, announced that it will relocate its headquarters to Phoenix in January 2016 (to the nice building rendered above). The company’s exponential growth has driven it to a point of needing significantly more space, staff and a location more centralRead More

The case for the adhered-ballast solar rooftop attachment system

The case for the adhered-ballast solar rooftop attachment system

December 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Inventor Allen Gezelman asserts that ballast-only solar attachment systems (BOSAS) are sub-optimal for high wind areas such as Florida and  seismic-active areas such as California. As a result, Gezelman decided to come up with his own solution that he calls an adhered-ballast solar attachment system (ABSAS) that is designed forRead More

AET works with BayWa r.e. on its first U.S. solar project

AET works with BayWa r.e. on its first U.S. solar project

December 4, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, was selected to supply the racking for BayWa r.e.’s first three solar installations in the United States. The projects total 6.9 MW and are located in Selma, Newton Grove and Smithfield, N.C. AET is providing its Rayport- GRead More

GameChange Racking introduces I Beam Foundation Option for Ground Systems

GameChange Racking introduces I Beam Foundation Option for Ground Systems

November 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking introduced I beams as a foundation option for its Max-Span Post System. “Whereas the GameChange Sticky-Pile seamlessly slips over beam and brace thereby eliminating all connecting brackets as well as reducing hardware counts, enabling faster install than any competitive system, and is made of higher grade steel enablingRead More

RBI ground-mount system minimizes field labor

RBI ground-mount system minimizes field labor

November 18, 2015 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

This product was featured in the 2015 Solar Builder Ground-mount Project of the Year Winner RBI ground mount solar systems are designed and engineered for each customer’s site-specific conditions to minimize the field installation labor and require no field welding, drilling or other on-site fabrication. The company’s meticulous project planning providesRead More

IronRidge XR10 Rails have unique curved shape

IronRidge XR10 Rails have unique curved shape

November 18, 2015 at 8:58 am 1 comment

This product was featured in the 2015 Solar Builder Roof-mount Project of the Year Winner XR Rails from IronRidge are the structural backbone of a solar system that resist uplift, protect against buckling and safely and efficiently transfer loads into the building structure. Their superior spanning capability requires fewer roof attachments, reducingRead More

Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

November 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm 5 comments

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) prides itself on its logistical capabilities, which played a big part in its selection by Swinerton Renewable Energy for a 7 MW solar PV installation in Mendota, Calif., currently under construction. Along with providing its Rayport-G ECO ground mount system, AET’s engineering team provided the fullRead More

Latest EcoFasten Solar rail-free roof mount achieves Engineering Certification in 10 states

Latest EcoFasten Solar rail-free roof mount achieves Engineering Certification in 10 states

November 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

EcoFasten Solar recently received Engineering Certification from the structural engineering firm PZSE Inc. for its Rock-It System, specific to the following states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The Rock-It System is a fast, easy to install rail-free solar roof mount that conforms toRead More