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.

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

See TerraSmart’s new bifacial racking system, its new tracker and sign up for Terrapalooza ping pong at SPI 2019

See TerraSmart’s new bifacial racking system, its new tracker and sign up for Terrapalooza ping pong at SPI 2019

August 30, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Booth 1227 TerraSmart’s breakthrough bifacial racking solution, GLIDE, will be one of the latest innovations presented through an Augmented Reality (AR) experience at SPI 2019. GLIDE’s intuitive design elements: bifacial module compatibility, simplified connections, agile parts and notable reduction in hardware are just a few features that will be showcasedRead More

Underground Surety and three other cool things RBI Solar is talking about at SPI 2019

Underground Surety and three other cool things RBI Solar is talking about at SPI 2019

August 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Booth 837 Dahlia. What if you could increase the ground coverage ratio (GCR) on your next project and not have to worry about the complex variables that come with a tracker system? The low tilt and clearance design of the Dahlia [pictured above] is engineered to maximize the PV coverageRead More

Solar FlexRack has a new pricing model to tell you about at Solar Power International

Solar FlexRack has a new pricing model to tell you about at Solar Power International

August 29, 2019 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Booth 425 With a scalable business model, low error rate, excellent solar racking products and world-class engineering team, it’s time to take another look at Solar FlexRack. The company has a new pricing model in place too, making it competitive in all the right ways. In the year following theRead More

Kern Solar Structures makes the most corrosion-resistant steel pile in the solar industry, see it and more at SPI

Kern Solar Structures makes the most corrosion-resistant steel pile in the solar industry, see it and more at SPI

August 29, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Booth 4929 Did you know using piles made of galvanized steel in corrosive environments is a bad idea? Most in the solar industry did not until Kern came along. Kern Solar Structures manufactures and supplies a variety of premium solar support structures utilizing high-strength structural steel and proprietary technology. KernRead More

AceClamp has a new racking system to show you at Solar Power International this year

AceClamp has a new racking system to show you at Solar Power International this year

August 29, 2019 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Booth 4429 This September, AceClamp will be announcing its newest solar racking system. Developed after months of research and interviews with solar installers, the end result is a patent-pending adjustable PV rack product designed for simplicity, ease of installations, and wind resistance. Originally invented for high-velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ) applications,Read More

Sapphire Solar Project, a 2.47-MW install in Lake City, S.C., using Solar FlexRack’s TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker.

Solar trackers will make up one-third of all ground-mounted PV deployed the next five years, plus more insights from IHS Markit

August 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Following a record year of shipments for PV tracking systems globally, IHS Markit forecasts more than 150 GWdc of PV tracking systems will be deployed from 2019 to 2023, accounting for approximately one third of ground-mounted PV installations during the period according to its upcoming Global PV Tracker Market ReportRead More