Mounting Guide

Quick Mount PV debuts QRail — a rooftop racking system to pair with its mounts

Quick Mount PV debuts QRail — a rooftop racking system to pair with its mounts

February 15, 2018 at 9:24 am 1 comment

Quick Mount PV is simplifying your supply chain, today announcing QRail, its new rooftop racking system featuring patented QClick and QSplice technologies that simplify and speed installation. QRail combines with Quick Mount PV’s waterproof mounts to create a complete, fully-integrated racking and mounting solution for installing solar PV modules onRead More

Watch: How a single person can install Schletter’s G-Max fixed tilt racking

Watch: How a single person can install Schletter’s G-Max fixed tilt racking

February 12, 2018 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Steel solar mounting systems manufacturer Schletter kicked off its new blog last week with a quick tutorial on how to install its next generation racking system: G-Max. G-Max’s fixed-tilt construction is ideally suited for utility-scale installations, but here’s the wild part to us: The G-Max system’s fast and easy installationRead More

SunLink reports 150 percent growth in total MW shipped in 2017

SunLink reports 150 percent growth in total MW shipped in 2017

February 12, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corp. surpassed more than two gigawatts (GW) of total installed solar projects by the end of 2017. With more than 150 percent year-over-year growth in total megawatts shipped, SunLink increased its fixed-tilt market share by over 4x amid an overall industry decline in the utility ground mount market. The companyRead More

Look at all of these. Installers often change modules based on availability, so being able to test in-house is a big time savings.

This is Certifiable: Ecolibrium Solar walks us through the UL 2703 testing process

February 5, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Simplification is one of the key objectives of the solar industry, but the path to get there, ironically, is super detailed. Removing components to simplify a racking system, being compatible (and compliant) with a broad range of suppliers and just generally re-thinking what’s already been established is a deliberate andRead More

SnapNrack’s new RL System requires only four components

SnapNrack’s new RL System requires only four components

February 2, 2018 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

SnapNrack announced late last year that it would be debuting its all new RL System, which was to further reduce solar installation times and lower installations costs for customers. Word is that this new RL System is now ready for purchase. What’s new? The RL System requires only 4 components for complete assembly withRead More

Ask a Distributor: We ask distributors for their purchasing advice, products to watch in 2018

Ask a Distributor: We ask distributors for their purchasing advice, products to watch in 2018

January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Solar is now the No. 1 new source of capacity being added to the grid, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and solar installer is the fastest growing job in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And what’s the reason for the rise of this newRead More

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

January 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson selected NEXTracker to supply 325 megawatts (5 blocks of 65 MW each) of its smart solar trackers to its massive project within the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt. The Benban solar park occupies 37-square-kilometers and, when completed in 2019, will host aRead More

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

January 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Green Link sent word of a new adhesive/sealant it’s created specifically for use with its KnuckleHead Rooftop Support System, which we profiled here. Green Link Adhesive/Sealant bonds and seals the KnuckleHead Universal Base and is effective on a wide range of roof surfaces. The new adhesive/sealant has been specially formulated to adhereRead More

Centralized trackers like Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ can simplify O&M requirements and reduce the amount of motors needed.

Four trends leading ground-mounted solar in 2018 from IHS Markit

December 28, 2017 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

The following article is from the Jan/Feb issue of Solar Builder magazine. Set up your free print or digital subscription here. 1. Demand for ground-mounted PV has been the primary driver of growth in the United States. The United States has become one of the largest solar photovoltaic markets in theRead More

FEMA-1 Structure equipped with four 380W solar modules (PRNewsfoto/SunnyCal Solar Inc.)

SunnyCal Solar debuts ‘Collapsible Array’ with disaster relief PV mounting in mind

December 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

SunnyCal Solar, a solar products company specializing in “personal solar” products, announced the first in a series of new products that enable grid-free power. Collapsible solar arrays can be shipped fully assembled, and can be unfolded to an upright position, producing power immediately. The innovative lightweight structure can include upRead More