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.

AET to provide racking system for 252 kW Microgrid Energy rooftop project

AET to provide racking system for 252 kW Microgrid Energy rooftop project

October 14, 2015 at 10:57 am 3 comments

  Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, was selected by Microgrid Energy to supply its Rayport-B ECO roof ballast system for a 252 kW project in Joliet, Ill. The buildingRead More

GameChange Racking launches new thin-film pile, ballasted ground systems

GameChange Racking launches new thin-film pile, ballasted ground systems

October 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm 2 comments

GameChange Racking announced that it has launched the MaxSpan Thin Film System and the Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground Thin Film System. The breakthrough features of the GameChange Thin Film Systems: • The Max-Span Thin Film system has the industry’s fastest installing Post/Beam/Brace assembly. These nesting parts have no brackets and onlyRead More

New from SnapNrack: A Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp

New from SnapNrack: A Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp

October 2, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

SnapNrack, a manufacturer of solar panel mounting solutions, just announced a new Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp that will further enhance the company’s wire management solutions. SnapNrack says this UL-listed Junction Box will save installation time and cost over current solutions while improving safety and reliability over the life of the system.Read More

Mounting with butyl rubber: How Roof Tech gets a leak-proof seal

Mounting with butyl rubber: How Roof Tech gets a leak-proof seal

September 24, 2015 at 8:55 am 1 comment

  Butyl rubber was first developed in the early 1930s, and its traditional applications are pool linings, flexible flashing for construction and lining tubeless tires. It has a unique combination of barrier properties, such as high damping, resistance to ozone, weatherproofing and heat aging that make it an ideal choiceRead More

GameChange Racking to accelerate expansion of fixed tilt, tracker business

September 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking’s financing facility with Barron Group Holdings LLC was recently upsized to $20 million. The facility is to be utilized as needed to help accelerate the rapid expansion of GameChange’s fixed tilt and tracker solar PV racking business in the United States and internationally. GameChange Racking expects revenues toRead More

SPI highlight: Seeing the massive rooftop array that powered the convention

SPI highlight: Seeing the massive rooftop array that powered the convention

September 22, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Maybe the coolest, or most appropriate, aspect of Solar Power International this year was the location itself — the Anaheim Convention Center — which is maybe the most eco-friendly and solar-friendly in the country. (The uncoolest, or most ironic, aspect was the single morning of rain Anaheim will probably see allRead More

Watch: GameChange talks about Pour-in-Place mounting system at SPI

Watch: GameChange talks about Pour-in-Place mounting system at SPI

September 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm 2 comments

GameChange Racking has a ton of mounting/racking solutions (even adding solar trackers to the portfolio), but the company might be most known for its Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground System. As you may know, GameChange says the Pour-in-Place is helpful for faster installs, uses up to 25% less concrete than other systems, has up toRead More

CertainTeed booth shows off enhanced Solstice rack-mounted PV system

CertainTeed booth shows off enhanced Solstice rack-mounted PV system

September 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

Visitors to SPI will find CertainTeed at booth #5329 displaying products that include the newly-enhanced Solstice, CertainTeed’s rack-mounted PV system, and the popular Apollo II and Apollo Tile II integrated PV systems. Solstice, CertainTeed’s rack-mounted solar solution, is outfitted with high-performance panels, inverters, racking and flashing. Solstice utilizes CertainTeed’s 60-cellRead More

EcoFasten Solar to debut SimpleGrip for low-slope roofing at #SPIcon (watch it in action here)

EcoFasten Solar to debut SimpleGrip for low-slope roofing at #SPIcon (watch it in action here)

September 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

SimpleGrip from EcoFasten Solar on Vimeo. EcoFasten Solar will officially launch its newest product, SimpleGrip, a solar roof mount solution for low-slope roofing. SimpleGrip has been tested in accordance with AC 286 and ASTM D1761-06, and like all of the products in the EcoFasten Solar line, SimpleGrip is fast andRead More

JA Solar adds Spice Solar frame to modules for faster install times

JA Solar adds Spice Solar frame to modules for faster install times

September 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

JA Solar Holdings Co., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced the availability of a new line of easy-to-install Spice Solar frame solar modules. JA Solar modules with Spice frames install faster than ordinary modules with fewer parts, saving rooftop installers time and money onRead More