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.

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

RBI ground-mount system minimizes field labor

RBI ground-mount system minimizes field labor

November 18, 2015 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

This product was featured in the 2015 Solar Builder Ground-mount Project of the Year Winner RBI ground mount solar systems are designed and engineered for each customer’s site-specific conditions to minimize the field installation labor and require no field welding, drilling or other on-site fabrication. The company’s meticulous project planning providesRead More

IronRidge XR10 Rails have unique curved shape

IronRidge XR10 Rails have unique curved shape

November 18, 2015 at 8:58 am 1 comment

This product was featured in the 2015 Solar Builder Roof-mount Project of the Year Winner XR Rails from IronRidge are the structural backbone of a solar system that resist uplift, protect against buckling and safely and efficiently transfer loads into the building structure. Their superior spanning capability requires fewer roof attachments, reducingRead More

Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

November 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm 5 comments

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) prides itself on its logistical capabilities, which played a big part in its selection by Swinerton Renewable Energy for a 7 MW solar PV installation in Mendota, Calif., currently under construction. Along with providing its Rayport-G ECO ground mount system, AET’s engineering team provided the fullRead More

Latest EcoFasten Solar rail-free roof mount achieves Engineering Certification in 10 states

Latest EcoFasten Solar rail-free roof mount achieves Engineering Certification in 10 states

November 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

EcoFasten Solar recently received Engineering Certification from the structural engineering firm PZSE Inc. for its Rock-It System, specific to the following states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The Rock-It System is a fast, easy to install rail-free solar roof mount that conforms toRead More

Applied Energy Technologies selected for 3.5-MW New Jersey rooftop install

Applied Energy Technologies selected for 3.5-MW New Jersey rooftop install

October 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) was selected by Pro-Tech Energy Solutions to provide its Rayport-B ECO solar racking system for one of the nation’s largest rooftop solar installations. The project is installed on a distribution warehouse and the corporate headquarters for AC Moore arts and crafts stores. The 11,232 panels, suppliedRead More

Self-grounding lug

SunModo debuts self-grounding PV racking system

October 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

Solar installation professionals go to great lengths to protect solar investments from their leading threat – lightning and static discharge. Now, an innovative solar racking company has made the grounding process a generation better. SunModo Corp, the company that established itself with EZ roof mounts and elevated roof installations, hasRead More

GameChange Racking drives utility-scale solar racking pricing to 79 cents/watt

GameChange Racking drives utility-scale solar racking pricing to 79 cents/watt

October 22, 2015 at 4:49 pm 2 comments

Through a combination of its proprietary engineered designs and its buying power for obtaining ultra-strength steel alloys, GameChange Racking has achieved pricing as low as $.079/watt for its industry quality leading large scale (80 MW+) utility scale racking systems. This pricing is for dual pile systems under loading conditions typical forRead More

See a 270-kW rooftop system completed by SunLink, RA Power & Light

See a 270-kW rooftop system completed by SunLink, RA Power & Light

October 21, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Hitting a project deadline on time is always a great feeling, but how about three weeks ahead of schedule? SunLink Corp. and RA Power & Light did just that completing a new 270-kW commercial rooftop system at the Aethercomm facility in Carlsbad, Calif. Solar developer and EPC RA Power & LightRead More

Solar carports will spread across the country as costs decline

Solar carports will spread across the country as costs decline

October 20, 2015 at 9:13 am 5 comments

The evolution of carport design has yielded a leaner, more cost-effective structure that can deliver both the duty of vehicle protection and the function of a solar power plant. While a fairly large number of solar and other companies have attempted to enter this promising carport market — as evidencedRead More