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.

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

▲ L-R: Yann Brandt, Quick Mount PV; Stijn Vos, Esdec; Bart Leusink, EcoFasten; Rich Tiu, IronRidge.

Consolidated Power: Esdec tells us about its big moves in the U.S. solar mounting and racking space

November 26, 2019 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

When I first saw the Esdec FlatFix at Solar Power International in Anaheim in 2018, I thought the Netherlands-based solar racking company had a chance to make a dent in the commercial rooftop segment in the United States based on its slick system design. Fast-forward a calendar year and IRead More

Why Whidbey Sun & Wind mounts PV systems with Roof Tech’s RT MINI

Why Whidbey Sun & Wind mounts PV systems with Roof Tech’s RT MINI

November 22, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Whidbey Sun & Wind was founded in 2000 by Kelly Keilwitz who oversees a staff of 10 from their office in Coupeville, Wash., in northern Puget Sound. The company provides a wide range of renewable energy solutions to residential and commercial customers across five counties and in the San JuanRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

  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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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