Mounting Guide

Roof Tech MINI

May is Mounting Month on Solar Builder, sponsored by Roof Tech. Roof Tech’s self-flashing solar mounts — the RT-APEX and the RT-MINI (above) — improve solar installers’ lives with more efficiency and faster installation.

 


Roof Tech’s Proven Performance and Commitment to Quality

Roof Tech’s Proven Performance and Commitment to Quality

January 25, 2021 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

When Tim Graunke, head of project development at Solar Gain, first encountered the Roof Tech team he knew they would be the right choice for a new job he was about to start. “I was at the 2016 Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco,” he recalled. “We had aRead More

How 3D-enabled workflow is changing utility-scale solar construction

How 3D-enabled workflow is changing utility-scale solar construction

January 21, 2021 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

According to the SEIA Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Q3, utility PV development has reached a new milestone with more than 50 GWdc now in operation. Further, the report notes that at the current growth rate, that number is likely to reach 100 GWdc by 2023 and exceed 250 GWdcRead More

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

January 18, 2021 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Improving the electricity yield in photovoltaic solar energy long has been a game of incremental additions of new technology. Over the past few years, bifacial panel adoption has been tested at a utility scale, and designs have been refined to the point that a high single-digit gain from a single-axis trackerRead More

If you’re not concerned with utility-scale shrinkage, you should be

If you’re not concerned with utility-scale shrinkage, you should be

January 14, 2021 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

As greater numbers of utility-scale solar projects are built on challenging topography that includes hilly terrain, shrinkage in utility-scale layouts is becoming increasingly common and more problematic. Shrinkage can be best described as the amount the total length of a tracker or fixed-tilt row is shortened in a top downRead More

Everest Solar Systems changes name to K2 Systems

Everest Solar Systems changes name to K2 Systems

January 13, 2021 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Everest Solar Systems opened its doors in the U.S. in 2012, and just a few short years later opened a second office in Mexico. Now in 2021, they are changing their name to K2 Systems. Why? Well, Everest has always been a part of K2 Systems, a solar racking manufacturerRead More

Gibraltar Industries acquires TerraSmart and Sunfig

Gibraltar Industries acquires TerraSmart and Sunfig

January 4, 2021 at 8:27 am Comments are Disabled

Gibraltar Industries, a leader in the renewable energy, conservation, residential, industrial and infrastructure markets, announced the further expansion of its solar energy portfolio through the acquisitions of TerraSmart and Sunfig. TerraSmart, the leading provider of screw-based, ground-mount solar racking technology, particularly used for solar projects installed on challenging terrain, wasRead More

S-5! debuts RibBracket V to address sheeting-only metal roof solar attachment

S-5! debuts RibBracket V to address sheeting-only metal roof solar attachment

December 21, 2020 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

The metal roof attachment experts at S-5! expanded their line of RibBrackets for mounting solar panels, covering a variety of trapezoidal rib metal roofs. The RibBracket V is a sheeting-only solar attachment that can be placed anywhere along the roof’s ribs and is designed specifically for Ternium TR 72, TR 101 (R-72Read More

New Guardian Fall Protection cable lanyard from Pure Safety Group

New Guardian Fall Protection cable lanyard from Pure Safety Group

December 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Pure Safety Group’s Guardian Fall Protection brand has introduced a new cable lanyard, compatible for leading edges, that combines the lightweight durability of a fixed-length lanyard that permits up to 12 feet of fall protection during the event of a free fall from an at-height working surface. Through extensive researchRead More

Sandia Labs tests Terra Pave soil binder, says it’s environmentally friendly for bifacial solar sites

Sandia Labs tests Terra Pave soil binder, says it’s environmentally friendly for bifacial solar sites

December 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

Terra Pave, a reflective, albedo-boosting soil binder aimed at bifacial solar sites, recently passed testing from Sandia National Laboratories in regards to heavy metal contaminants, organic contaminants and water pollution and its comparison to the results with those for AEP (Asphalt Emulsion Product). What is it, exactly? Terra Pave productsRead More

At a glance: Ideematec Horizon L:Tec solar tracker (debuts in the U.S. in 2021)

At a glance: Ideematec Horizon L:Tec solar tracker (debuts in the U.S. in 2021)

December 7, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

In case you missed it in the fog of virtual SPI this year, Ideematec solar trackers are making their official debut in the United States in 2021. While new to the U.S., Ideematec has proven its tracker tech over 12 years, gaining market share in Europe, the Middle East andRead More