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Tilting in Metal’s Favor

Tilting in Metal’s Favor

May 7, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Low-pitched metal roofs can successfully support solar modules when they’re angled just right. Advanced Racking Solutions manufactures tilted systems that happen to work perfectly on metal rooftops. Metal rooftops are found atop a wide range of buildings — family homes, storage warehouses, large industrial shops, sports arenas, you name it.Read More

Mounting and Racking Product Showcase

Mounting and Racking Product Showcase

May 7, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

As evident on this lengthy page, there are many, many players in the solar industry. It can seem overwhelming to narrow down the choices for the best mounting and racking system for a new solar project. Some companies focus on specific applications — like metal rooftops or landfill caps —Read More

Wires Everywhere

Wires Everywhere

May 7, 2013 at 8:35 am Comments are Disabled

Choosing the right mounting and racking system might seem like your biggest task, but don’t forget about cable management, too. By William Feldman Most any solar panel installation worth its salt, whether on the roof or on the ground, should feature secure mounting for the panels and a secure andRead More

Advice from Mounting Manufacturers

Advice from Mounting Manufacturers

May 7, 2013 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

Some tips and tricks directly from solar mounting and racking manufacturers, including proper waterproofing, residential location, full-package systems and installation plans. Fixing leaks from residential PV installations costs more than you think. Jeff Spies, vice president of business development for Quick Mount PV Waterproofing penetrations for solar mounting is aRead More

The SolarBridge microinverter comes pre-installed
 on the solar panel, providing a quick and easy installation.

Low Voltage, High Potential

March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The AC module combines a powerful solar panel with a microinverter, joining both pieces at the factory and selling it as one. Instead of solely being a microinverter manufacturer, SolarBridge Technologies sees itself as an AC module enabler. AC modules are a simple and attractive option for the residential solarRead More

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

March 20, 2013 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

Ohio developer Third Sun Solar has seen many changes in the industry in the last 15 years and likes where things are heading. In 1804, Ohio University became the first university established in Ohio. The ninth oldest public university in the United States, OU set up camp in Athens, Ohio,Read More

Headache Remedy

Headache Remedy

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

Solar permitting can be a pain, but Clean Power Finance is working on a database to help. By James Tong Ask solar installers about their profession, and you’ll get a lot of passion and pride. Ask them about solar permitting, and you’ll get a lot of passion… and maybe some four-letterRead More

Installation of the DynoRaxx system is quick and effortless. Each module takes less than 1 minute to lock into place — no tools needed.

In a League of its Own

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

DynoRaxx went about finding what sets it apart from the competition and found it in tool-less, fiberglass mounting and racking systems. In an industry as competitive as solar, it’s important to find your niche. DynoRaxx has established its niche among racking and mounting manufacturers by producing a product that isRead More

Solar Impact has worked on roof lease plans for public schools and libraries throughout the Gainesville-area — including this 100-kW installation at the Millhopper Branch Library.

Community Impact

March 20, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

The feed-in-tariff program in Gainesville, Fla., has provided many leasing and building opportunities for local installer Solar Impact. In January, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) voted to implement a feed-in tariff (FIT) program for 100 MW of solar PV generation. The announcement was significant because LosRead More

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

March 20, 2013 at 8:38 am Comments are Disabled

Traditional roofers are migrating toward solar with the help of finance providers. By Kirk Mulligan As solar prices have dropped in recent years, traditional roofers are increasingly turning to solar to boost revenues and diversify their business models. Solar systems are in demand today more than ever before, with allRead More