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.

Unirac now has a solar installer certification program

Unirac now has a solar installer certification program

October 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International this year, Unirac launched the first solar racking specific certification program in the industry for committed installation partners. Peter Lorenz, Unirac CEO, says they rolled this program out to “arm our trusted installation partners with training, tools and marketing assets to help grow their own businessesRead More

Sunfolding’s latest T29 solar tracker updates will simplify material transportation

Sunfolding’s latest T29 solar tracker updates will simplify material transportation

September 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunfolding, a growing producer of single-axis trackers, announced upgrades to its T29 Single-Axis Tracker in order to ease the transport of material to the project site and through the field to reduce project costs. The upgraded Sunfolding T29 was on display at Solar Power International this year. The upgraded Sunfolding T29Read More

EcoFasten brings its slick ClickFit rail-based residential solar mounting system to the U.S.

EcoFasten brings its slick ClickFit rail-based residential solar mounting system to the U.S.

September 30, 2019 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  At Solar Power International last week, EcoFasten, an Esdec company, debuted its ClickFit rail-based solar mounting system for composition shingle and tile pitched roofs for the first time in the U.S. ClickFit offers a fast, simple installation process, since the main components click together. The aluminum rail clicks onto eitherRead More

Solar FlexRack is booming, will close over half a gigawatt of business in 2019

Solar FlexRack is booming, will close over half a gigawatt of business in 2019

September 17, 2019 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Don’t look now but Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will close over a half a gigawatt of business in 2019 with sales for the firm spanning North America. Solar FlexRack’s contracts cover the utility-scale and commercialRead More

Expansion news: QuickBOLT is hiring salespeople on the East Coast and the Midwest

Expansion news: QuickBOLT is hiring salespeople on the East Coast and the Midwest

September 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Booth 4232 With the introduction of a new and improved QuickBOLT product at SPI 2019, the company is looking to expand its presence in both the East Coast and Midwest. Over 800,000 QuickBOLTs have been sold in the United States already since 2012. The team at QuickBOLT is primed toRead More

SunModo’s Multi-Purpose System can be a solar roof, ground, canopy or multi-pole mount

SunModo’s Multi-Purpose System can be a solar roof, ground, canopy or multi-pole mount

September 12, 2019 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

SPI 2019 Preview | Booth 3046 SunModo is introducing the next generation Multi-Purpose System with SunTurf, which can be used as a roof mount, ground mount, canopy or multi-pole. The streamlined design combines the simplicity of a pipe-based system with next-level engineering. By spanning over roof obstructions, SunTurf Roof MountRead More

Get a first look at Origin, OMCO Solar’s new single-axis solar tracker, at SPI 2019

Get a first look at Origin, OMCO Solar’s new single-axis solar tracker, at SPI 2019

September 12, 2019 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

SPI 2019 Preview | Booth 3345 Launched in 2007 by OMCO Holdings renewable division, OMCO Solar produced custom mounting structures for the solar industry with 8 GW of installed product. In 2017, OMCO Solar launched its proprietary Field-Fast solar mounting solution, benefiting from a nationwide manufacturing footprint and leveraging steelRead More

Details on a new membership program for solar tracker installation companies launched by Sunfolding

Details on a new membership program for solar tracker installation companies launched by Sunfolding

September 11, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Sunfolding, a producer of single-axis tracker systems, is launching a membership program for tracker installation companies called the Sunfolding Construction Network (SCN). The company says members of the Sunfolding Construction Network will receive installation optimization resources, as well as training, to give them the skills and tools to build theirRead More

Esdec acquires IronRidge and Quick Mount PV to form the largest U.S. solar racking group

Esdec acquires IronRidge and Quick Mount PV to form the largest U.S. solar racking group

September 10, 2019 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

Esdec, a leading global rooftop solar mounting solutions provider, has acquired IronRidge and Quick Mount PV, two of the top names in solar mounting and racking hardware in the U.S. Add these to the acquisition of Ecofasten last year and suddenly Esdec has formed the largest solar mounting systems groupRead More

Nclave debuts a two-row solar tracker to boost its ground coverage ratio

Nclave debuts a two-row solar tracker to boost its ground coverage ratio

September 4, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

Spain-based solar mounting and tracker manufacturer Nclave (now owned by Trina Solar) has a formidable portfolio of products with its single-axis tracker mono-row SP160, single-axis tracker multi-row SP1000 and fixed structure designs — in addition to its new twin tracker SP240. Nclave’s SP240 is another single-axis tracker designed with twoRead More