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.

PV Pointer: Maintain edge distance for compliant roof attachment

PV Pointer: Maintain edge distance for compliant roof attachment

April 11, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

The quality of a solar installation has many parameters. One frequently underevaluated aspect is a compliant roof attachment. Load calculations that determine the number and spacing of attachment points prescribe not only the length of lag screws that must enter structural members but also their edge distance or the effectiveRead More

Pegasus Solar solar mounting product line added to Sunnova approved vendor list

Pegasus Solar solar mounting product line added to Sunnova approved vendor list

April 1, 2019 at 11:08 am 1 comment

Sunnova Energy Corporation added Pegasus Solar’s complete product line to its exclusive Approved Vendor List (AVL), noting that Pegasus’ Comp and Tile Replace mounts have proven waterproof designs, are easy to install, have a low cost and are covered by a 25-year warranty. “We are excited to partner with SunnovaRead More

Quick Mount PV opens East Coast warehouse to supply Florida solar installers with rooftop racking, training

Quick Mount PV opens East Coast warehouse to supply Florida solar installers with rooftop racking, training

April 1, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Quick Mount PV is expanding with a new facility on the East Coast. The company’s new 10,000 square foot South Florida Warehouse and Training Center in Pompano Beach will supply the fast-growing Florida solar market and host installer trainings for the region. Quick Mount PV manufactures a full range ofRead More

OMCO Solar makes two key additions to sales, engineering teams

OMCO Solar makes two key additions to sales, engineering teams

March 27, 2019 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

OMCO Solar has announced key additions to its leadership teams to support the continued growth of the Field Fast Fixed tilt solar racking system and in preparation for its factory-direct single axis tracker product release in late 2019. OMCO Solar has now deployed 25 Field Fast projects in 13 statesRead More

Get Low: RBI Solar’s new fixed-tilt design  sacrifices height for ground coverage

Get Low: RBI Solar’s new fixed-tilt design sacrifices height for ground coverage

March 26, 2019 at 8:16 am Comments are Disabled

As the solar industry’s quest for maximum energy harvest continues toward bifacial solar tracker systems, RBI Solar feels there is still room to improve upon fixed-tilt ground-mount solar systems with a more specialized, pre-assembled design. The newest addition to its fixed-tilt system portfolio, the Dahlia, is designed to do justRead More

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Global solar PV tracker market: Shipments exceeded 20 GW for first time in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

Global unit shipments of single-axis solar photovoltaic (PV) trackers increased by over 40 percent in 2018, surpassing 20 gigawatts-dc (GW) globally for the first time. While the United States continued to be the largest individual market for single-axis trackers last year, shipments also increased in Mexico, Australia, Egypt, Spain, andRead More

QuickBOLT’s Microflashing technology is now a Registered Trademark

QuickBOLT’s Microflashing technology is now a Registered Trademark

March 5, 2019 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

  QuickBOLT’s Microflashing is now a Registered Trademark of Quickscrews International Corp. Microflashing is a component of the QuickBOLT and Low Profile QuickBOLT Mounting Kits. The QuickBOLT is the world’s first and only UL Certified Microflashing mounting system. The patented QuickBOLT with Microflashing technology seals roof penetrations and can beRead More

Texas is getting a NetZero capable community via Francis Solar, Quick Mount PV

Texas is getting a NetZero capable community via Francis Solar, Quick Mount PV

February 28, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Francis Solar and Quick Mount PV are supplying Texas’s first NetZero Capable Community, Whisper Valley, with equipment to go solar. The supply partnership has helped the 7,500 home Texas community win the Grand Award at the 2019 Green Builder Media Sustainability Awards. The new community is a model for theRead More

PV Pointer: Safety tips for rooftop solar panels in snow country

PV Pointer: Safety tips for rooftop solar panels in snow country

February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

If you are installing solar panels in the northern half of the United States, there are a few winter safety precautions you need to take to prevent potentially dangerous situations. Traditional residential asphalt shingle roofs have a high coefficient of friction that helps to hold rooftop snow accumulations in placeRead More

APA Solar Racking reduces component count in its new TITAN Series Racking System

APA Solar Racking reduces component count in its new TITAN Series Racking System

January 31, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

APA Solar Racking is launching its new TITAN Series Racking System, developed over the past several years with structural engineers, professional engineering firms and installers to be highly optimized and installer friendly. The TITAN series is a 3-rail system that features an asymmetrical clamping design. This means 25 percent fewerRead More