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.

The 3 IN 1 integrated solar roof passes UL 1703 testing

The 3 IN 1 integrated solar roof passes UL 1703 testing

May 22, 2019 at 8:34 am 1 comment

One of the more intriguing integrated solar roof systems, the 3 IN 1, just completed a test plan for UL 1703 approval and is waiting its certified paperwork. UL 1703 is a mandated group of tests every high-energy output solar product must pass in order to be rightfully certified andRead More

King of the North: Solar FlexRack tops half a gigawatt of solar projects in Canada

King of the North: Solar FlexRack tops half a gigawatt of solar projects in Canada

May 15, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has been a top provider in Canada for 10 years and just sent word that it’s topped the 550 MW mark of solar projects successfully installed in the country. The accomplishment bringsRead More

Alexandria Industries increases its aluminum extrusion capabilities and capacities

Alexandria Industries increases its aluminum extrusion capabilities and capacities

May 15, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Contract manufacturer Alexandria Industries invested in a new aluminum extrusion press that will allow the company to increase its aluminum extrusion capabilities, extrude more complex product features, and hold tighter tolerances, while utilizing a variety of alloys. Alexandria Industries will gain an extra 30 percent in extrusion capacity. “By combiningRead More

Quick Mount PV added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

Quick Mount PV added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

May 8, 2019 at 9:56 am 1 comment

Quick Mount PV, the leading American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, has been added to Sunnova Energy Corporation’s list of approved vendors. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the country Quick Mount’s solar mounting and rackingRead More

PV Pointer: Maintain edge distance for compliant roof attachment

PV Pointer: Maintain edge distance for compliant roof attachment

April 11, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

The quality of a solar installation has many parameters. One frequently underevaluated aspect is a compliant roof attachment. Load calculations that determine the number and spacing of attachment points prescribe not only the length of lag screws that must enter structural members but also their edge distance or the effectiveRead More

Pegasus Solar solar mounting product line added to Sunnova approved vendor list

Pegasus Solar solar mounting product line added to Sunnova approved vendor list

April 1, 2019 at 11:08 am 1 comment

Sunnova Energy Corporation added Pegasus Solar’s complete product line to its exclusive Approved Vendor List (AVL), noting that Pegasus’ Comp and Tile Replace mounts have proven waterproof designs, are easy to install, have a low cost and are covered by a 25-year warranty. “We are excited to partner with SunnovaRead More

Quick Mount PV opens East Coast warehouse to supply Florida solar installers with rooftop racking, training

Quick Mount PV opens East Coast warehouse to supply Florida solar installers with rooftop racking, training

April 1, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Quick Mount PV is expanding with a new facility on the East Coast. The company’s new 10,000 square foot South Florida Warehouse and Training Center in Pompano Beach will supply the fast-growing Florida solar market and host installer trainings for the region. Quick Mount PV manufactures a full range ofRead More

OMCO Solar makes two key additions to sales, engineering teams

OMCO Solar makes two key additions to sales, engineering teams

March 27, 2019 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

OMCO Solar has announced key additions to its leadership teams to support the continued growth of the Field Fast Fixed tilt solar racking system and in preparation for its factory-direct single axis tracker product release in late 2019. OMCO Solar has now deployed 25 Field Fast projects in 13 statesRead More

Get Low: RBI Solar’s new fixed-tilt design  sacrifices height for ground coverage

Get Low: RBI Solar’s new fixed-tilt design sacrifices height for ground coverage

March 26, 2019 at 8:16 am Comments are Disabled

As the solar industry’s quest for maximum energy harvest continues toward bifacial solar tracker systems, RBI Solar feels there is still room to improve upon fixed-tilt ground-mount solar systems with a more specialized, pre-assembled design. The newest addition to its fixed-tilt system portfolio, the Dahlia, is designed to do justRead More

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Global solar PV tracker market: Shipments exceeded 20 GW for first time in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

Global unit shipments of single-axis solar photovoltaic (PV) trackers increased by over 40 percent in 2018, surpassing 20 gigawatts-dc (GW) globally for the first time. While the United States continued to be the largest individual market for single-axis trackers last year, shipments also increased in Mexico, Australia, Egypt, Spain, andRead More