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.

Soltec is testing for all bifacial tracking variables at its new evaluation center in Livermore, Calif.

10 notes from Soltec’s Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center report

August 5, 2019 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

Soltec has launched a second white paper to detail the year-long findings of its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) results located in Livermore, Calif. You can access it for yourself here, but here are some of our takeaways. 1 The main objective of this project is for Soltec to measureRead More

Government of the Bahamas approves use of 3 IN 1 solar tile roof system

Government of the Bahamas approves use of 3 IN 1 solar tile roof system

August 5, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

  Bahamas Industries and Construction Company Ltd (BICC) has been granted approval by The Ministry of Public Works of The Bahamian Government to use the intriguing insulating solar tiles known as 3 IN 1 ROOF. This system was requested for routine use by BICC subsequent to Bahamas Building Code (BBC)Read More

This Sopris Homes net-zero new-build used CertainTeed’s integrated Apollo PV tiles for its solar needs

This Sopris Homes net-zero new-build used CertainTeed’s integrated Apollo PV tiles for its solar needs

July 25, 2019 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Boulder, Colorado-based Sopris Homes has been in the business of high-performance luxury homes for the past 25 years. According to Sopris Homes President John Stevens, as more communities desire and even require solar on new home construction, finding solar products that are both functional and attractive is a growing challengeRead More

Swinerton Renewable Energy, Solar FlexRack building a 26-MW solar plant in Connecticut

Swinerton Renewable Energy, Solar FlexRack building a 26-MW solar plant in Connecticut

July 23, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has completed a contract to supply a 26.4 MWac solar power generation plant for Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), which will serve as the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm. The TobaccoRead More

PV Pointer: Considerations for super small-scale ground-mount PV systems

PV Pointer: Considerations for super small-scale ground-mount PV systems

July 18, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

When does a ground-mount system work best? Many times, a roof mount is the only option due to space constraints, but when a bit of open land is available, putting a solar project on the ground provides some huge benefits to homeowners: Flexible design. While a roof is fixed atRead More

Cantsink has a new inverter mounting system to ease solar installs, maintenance

Cantsink has a new inverter mounting system to ease solar installs, maintenance

July 16, 2019 at 7:32 am Comments are Disabled

Cantsink, a solar product supplier since 2010, is introducing Centric, its latest solar innovation, to speed inverter installation and make monitoring easier. By allowing location of string inverters at a central position among ground-mounted panels, Centric streamlines inverter placement during construction. In a traditional arrangement underneath the panels, inverters areRead More

Clenergy’s PV-ezRack SolarTerrace is a mounting system designed for solar agricultural projects

Clenergy’s PV-ezRack SolarTerrace is a mounting system designed for solar agricultural projects

July 8, 2019 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

Clenergy PV-ezRack SolarTerrace I is a ground mounting system designed for solar-agricultural projects due to its flexible structural design. Clenergy PV-ezRack SolarTerrace I has been widely incorporated into agricultural projects across different regions and countries, with project sizes varying from 15 MW to 40 MW. How Does it Work? TogetherRead More

‘Safe Harbor’ from RPCS helps solar developers benefit from this year’s ITC rate next year

‘Safe Harbor’ from RPCS helps solar developers benefit from this year’s ITC rate next year

July 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

RP Constructions Services announced this week a Safe Harbor strategy that will allow project developers, financiers and owners to benefit from this year’s Investment Tax Credit (ITC) rate for projects built in the coming years. Customers can realize savings by both purchasing solar tracker materials from RPCS and storing themRead More

KB Racking launches three new rooftop solar mounting systems

KB Racking launches three new rooftop solar mounting systems

July 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

KB Racking will be launching three new mounting systems. BarnRack 2.0 and SeamRack 2.0 are newly updated metal roof systems and ReziRack 2.0 is a shingle roof mounting solution. The robust racking solutions feature low overall system weight, minimum number of components and accommodate all standard size framed PV modules.Read More

Example of 10-kW rooftop of Sun2 Sunflare panels that are simply stuck to the roof using industrial strength sticky-back tape. Total cost including standing seam metal roof was approximately $28,000.

You down with BIPV? Here’s a rundown of today’s solar shingle contenders

June 27, 2019 at 8:00 am 2 comments

This is a continuation of installment III in our Countdown to 2020 series, “Would you like solar with that?”. Will more solar being installed during new construction or roof replacement hasten the shift to solar shingles or other building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) innovations? Tesla’s solar shingles are still mostly a myth,Read More