Mounting Guide

EDF Renewables constructs solar carports at Cox Communications headquarters

EDF Renewables constructs solar carports at Cox Communications headquarters

July 1, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

EDF Renewables North America was chosen by Cox Communications to design and build an integrated 360 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic and 560 kW / 1,360 kilowatt hour (kWh) onsite behind-the-meter battery storage solution at the primary Cox Communications’ corporate office in San Diego. The carport and rooftop solar installation combinedRead More

Comparison: SunModo’s new NanoMount vs. EZ Roof Mount and SoloFlash

Comparison: SunModo’s new NanoMount vs. EZ Roof Mount and SoloFlash

June 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SunModo has the most comprehensive collection of solar mounting and racking solutions, from residential rooftops to large-scale ground-mounts to carports and everything in between. Choosing among them can be daunting. For example, on residential shingle roofs, there is the EZ Roof Mount, which is a best seller, that is now beingRead More

Sunpro Solar listed as a Certified Platinum Installer in new program from Unirac

Sunpro Solar listed as a Certified Platinum Installer in new program from Unirac

June 29, 2020 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Founded in 2008, Sunpro Solar is one of the leading providers of solar energy and battery storage for the Southern United States and Gulf regions. Headquartered in Covington, Louisiana, Sunpro Solar provides solar energy solutions to residential and commercial properties across the United States. Last week, Sunpro Solar was amongRead More

RBI Solar launches Sunflower II solar tracker with industry-leading grade tolerance

RBI Solar launches Sunflower II solar tracker with industry-leading grade tolerance

June 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

RBI Solar (part of Gibraltar Industries) makes its living on steady fixed-tilt and carport solar projects. The company launched its own single-axis tracker, Sunflower I, in January 2019 after two and a half years of working with customers to deploy it. Fast-forward to today and RBI Solar has over 600 MWRead More

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

June 22, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Pure Safety Group, a company dedicated exclusively to fall protection for workers at height, introduces the Guardian Retractable HLL (horizontal lifeline). Available July 8 in North America, the HLL is for use in either fall arrest or fall restraint applications. During a fall, the Retractable HLL will deploy an extendingRead More

RPCS to deliver over 85 MW of solar tracker projects for Indiana Municipal Power Agency

RPCS to deliver over 85 MW of solar tracker projects for Indiana Municipal Power Agency

June 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) have partnered to build a number of solar tracker projects to supply communities throughout the state of Indiana with clean, renewable solar energy. IMPA is the wholesale power supplier to 61 public power communities in Indiana and Ohio,Read More

Roof assessment checklist for rack-mounted solar installs

Roof assessment checklist for rack-mounted solar installs

June 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 3 comments

The technology and techniques for mounting solar panels on roofs has been around for a surprisingly long time (as early as 1884). Thanks to that history and the improvement of techniques over time, rack-mounted solar panels present the lowest financial barrier to homeowners considering solar. There are, however, many thingsRead More

Directional wind effects on single-axis solar tracker stow strategies explored in new whitepaper

Directional wind effects on single-axis solar tracker stow strategies explored in new whitepaper

June 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

The solar industry continues to see impressive growth in all corners of the world. While that statement itself points to a positive trend – it brings with it an issue that has been slowly rearing its head as solar PV finds its way to more and more regions: How canRead More

Self-flashing mounts for solar PV systems explained

Self-flashing mounts for solar PV systems explained

June 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

“Self-flashing mounts” is perhaps a new term for the PV mounting industry. It is a unique concept, so let’s look at how it should be interpreted. Flashing defined Perhaps we begin by interpreting the word “flashing” from the IRC (International Residential Code): IRC R903.2 FLASHING Flashings shall be installed inRead More

Nextracker is rebranding and here’s why that matters

Nextracker is rebranding and here’s why that matters

June 9, 2020 at 5:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  You may have noticed Nextracker didn’t get the all caps NEXT treatment in the headline (no? just us copy editors?). It is part of a big rebranding the company is undergoing — I was going to say “the solar tracker company is undergoing,” but the message behind the rebrandRead More