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.

Esdec enters U.S. solar market to change C&I rooftop mounting

Esdec enters U.S. solar market to change C&I rooftop mounting

September 24, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Esdec, a leading European solar rooftop mounting solutions provider, is making its debut in the U.S. market this week at SPI (Booth 378). With more than 1.8 GW of installed capacity and leading market share in several European countries, the company brings 14 years of solar mounting and racking innovationRead More

Sunflare debuts new lightweight PV solution for parking structures

Sunflare debuts new lightweight PV solution for parking structures

September 24, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Sunflare is a light, thin, rugged solar system that is changing the residential solar roof concept and ready to do the same for parking structures. Sunflare modules are lighter than silicon, so they can go where other solar can’t. That means there’s no need for heavy steel replacement, which isRead More

APA Solar Racking launches new ground screw line at SPI

APA Solar Racking launches new ground screw line at SPI

September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

APA Solar Racking is launching a new line of ground screws and secured an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with one of the world’s leading ground screw manufacturers to fulfill solar projects of all sizes. The APA Ground Screws are available with APA racking or can be fitted with other groundRead More

Solar Power International Action Plan: What to see at the largest solar trade show in the country

Solar Power International Action Plan: What to see at the largest solar trade show in the country

September 20, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Wondering what to see, where to stop and what’s new at the largest solar industry trade show in the United States? To help you figure that out, pick a statement that fits what you need and see where it leads. Think of it as a Choose Your Own Adventure story.Read More

Details on Soltec’s new solar tracker wind-load analysis method

Details on Soltec’s new solar tracker wind-load analysis method

September 20, 2018 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Soltec, already dedicating itself to bifacial tracker research, now presents Dy-WIND, an innovative method for comprehensive dynamic analysis in tracker wind-design developed with engineering consultancy Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc (RWDI). Soltec decided to undertake this project after several studies have shown that certain wind-design code standards applied to solar trackersRead More

California subdivision gets ahead of the solar mandate, re-roofs with CertainTeed products

California subdivision gets ahead of the solar mandate, re-roofs with CertainTeed products

September 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Across the country, more subdivisions are choosing rooftop solar as a way to attract and retain earth-conscious home buyers. The California Energy Commission recently voted to mandate rooftop solar for all new California homes and multi-family residences under three stories. However, many communities are warming up to the benefits ofRead More

Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings present C&I roof restoration options at SPI

Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings present C&I roof restoration options at SPI

September 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Just as a mechanic wouldn’t put a new Ferrari 456 V-8 engine in an old Geo Metro, a deteriorating old roof is not the best option to hold a new solar array on an existing building. Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings will be showcasing its roofing options, for new andRead More

GP JOULE 2.7MW Project in Lake Waconia, Minn.

GP JOULE reports triple digit revenue growth after entering U.S. solar market

September 11, 2018 at 8:47 am Comments are Disabled

GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of GP JOULE GmbH, reports its expansion in the U.S. photovoltaic market resulted in triple-digit revenue growth in 2017, through the combined earnings of its four North American subsidiaries — two in Canada and two in the U.S. The company’s engineering, procurement, and constructionRead More

RBI Solar acquires balance of system provider SolarBOS

RBI Solar acquires balance of system provider SolarBOS

August 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

RBI Solar, Inc. sent word that it has acquired California-based SolarBOS, Inc., a market leading provider of PV electrical balance of systems (BOS). As a single source provider of solar racking systems, RBI Solar will look to integrate SolarBOS’ products to more completely throughout its lineup. Founded in 2004, SolarBOSRead More

Exyte Energy chooses Solar FlexRack Pre-Cast mounting system for Massachusetts landfill project

Exyte Energy chooses Solar FlexRack Pre-Cast mounting system for Massachusetts landfill project

August 27, 2018 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

Exyte Energy (formerly M+W Energy, Inc.), one of America’s largest providers of EPC and O&M services for solar photovoltaic systems, has installed Solar FlexRack’s Series B (ballasted) Pre-Cast mounting system in a landfill solar project in Shrewsbury, Mass. The dedication of local utilities, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company and Shrewsbury ElectricRead More