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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.

 


Case study: Solving commercial site challenges with adaptable ground-mount system

Case study: Solving commercial site challenges with adaptable ground-mount system

January 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm 2 comments

International door and hardware manufacturer ASSA ABLOY had been making significant strides in environmental stewardship and was ready for their own clean energy installation. But there was a problem – the selected site had difficult topography, with slopes as steep as 20% in some areas. The cost and time associatedRead More

Solar Site Spotlight: Custom engineering for flood plain levels with AET

Solar Site Spotlight: Custom engineering for flood plain levels with AET

January 6, 2016 at 11:19 am 1 comment

  The Rayport-G ECO mounting system from Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for a 30 MW-DC project in North Carolina. AET’s engineering team provided substantial support for the system due to the unique site conditions. Extensive custom engineeringRead More

Do you need a solar snow management system?

Do you need a solar snow management system?

December 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

In North America, over 75 percent of the roofs installed on residential construction projects are asphaltic composition shingles. If you live in an area that receives snow and ice, and your roofing material is composition shingle, you’ve probably never experienced a significant roof avalanche. The reason for this is theRead More

GameChange says Grid-Lite Roof System ‘virtually eliminates’ ballast

GameChange says Grid-Lite Roof System ‘virtually eliminates’ ballast

December 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Over the last six months, GameChange Racking‘s Grid-Lite Roof System has achieved growth of over 100 percent. The new system has been such a hit that GameChange is quadrupling manufacturing capacity to match the dramatic growth rate. So, what is Grid-Lite? “Grid-Lite has the lowest wind uplift of any roof racking system, makingRead More

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

December 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

Roof Tech Inc., a leader in rail-less rooftop PV mounting systems, has added engineering to support 72-cell PV modules, or modules up to 21 sq. ft. The new engineering data was added to the company’s already extensive engineering reports created by Starling Madison Lofquist, Inc., a third-party firm that createdRead More

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

December 9, 2015 at 9:52 am 3 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, is debuting its next generation, single-axis tracker solution, TDP Turnkey Trackers. What sets the new tracking solution apart is its updated tracking technology that comes bundled with a full suite of services and support for commercialRead More

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

EcoFasten Solar, a leader in the solar roof mount manufacturing industry, announced that it will relocate its headquarters to Phoenix in January 2016 (to the nice building rendered above). The company’s exponential growth has driven it to a point of needing significantly more space, staff and a location more centralRead More

The case for the adhered-ballast solar rooftop attachment system

The case for the adhered-ballast solar rooftop attachment system

December 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Inventor Allen Gezelman asserts that ballast-only solar attachment systems (BOSAS) are sub-optimal for high wind areas such as Florida and  seismic-active areas such as California. As a result, Gezelman decided to come up with his own solution that he calls an adhered-ballast solar attachment system (ABSAS) that is designed forRead More

AET works with BayWa r.e. on its first U.S. solar project

AET works with BayWa r.e. on its first U.S. solar project

December 4, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, was selected to supply the racking for BayWa r.e.’s first three solar installations in the United States. The projects total 6.9 MW and are located in Selma, Newton Grove and Smithfield, N.C. AET is providing its Rayport- GRead More

GameChange Racking introduces I Beam Foundation Option for Ground Systems

GameChange Racking introduces I Beam Foundation Option for Ground Systems

November 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking introduced I beams as a foundation option for its Max-Span Post System. “Whereas the GameChange Sticky-Pile seamlessly slips over beam and brace thereby eliminating all connecting brackets as well as reducing hardware counts, enabling faster install than any competitive system, and is made of higher grade steel enablingRead More