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.

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

What to see at SPI? Check out this SPI product showcase

What to see at SPI? Check out this SPI product showcase

September 8, 2015 at 9:19 am 7 comments

Solar Power International is the biggest, baddest solar show of the year, bringing the best the industry has to offer under one roof. Seeing it all would be impossible, so to help streamline things, we present our SPI Product Showcase, previewing some of the latest and greatest products on theRead More

Ecolibrium Solar adds logistics help from Atomic Transport

Ecolibrium Solar adds logistics help from Atomic Transport

September 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Atomic Transport and Ecolibrium Solar are excited to announce their two-year commitment to doing business together. Throughout the past year, Atomic Transport has proven to Ecolibrium Solar that this will be a worthwhile partnership by continuing to delivery top-notch transportation solutions. Logan Stillwell, the customer specialist at Atomic working withRead More

Renusol America to support students in Department Of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 

Renusol America to support students in Department Of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 

September 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Renusol America, a leading provider of solar PV mounting solutions with systems installed across the US, will be supporting a student team from Stevens Institute of Technology in its competition in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015. Renusol America donated 60 of its Renusol CS60 one-piece, ballasted PV mountingRead More

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Ground-mounted

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Ground-mounted

August 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm 2 comments

Charlton Solar Charlton, Mass. Completed: Dec. 31, 2014 Size: 4.4-MW DC Constrained by population densities and interconnection capacity, most optimal solar sites in the Northeast have already been developed, leaving more challenging landscapes necessitating site-specific designs. The 4.4-MW Charlton Solar plant in Massachusetts, one of two “managed growth” projects builtRead More