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.

A 3-MW New Jersey landfill Project from Solar FlexRack.

Mounting Challenges: Landfills, Brownfields, Water-Saturated Sites

August 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

Landfills Two of the most common types of landfill construction and classification are sanitary (municipal waste) and construction, demolition and debris (CDD) landfills. Sanitary landfills are normally constructed under rigid environmental specifications and standards, including rubber membrane linings for leachate collection, ground water monitoring wells, methane gas monitoring wells andRead More

RBI Solar acquired by Gibraltar Industries

RBI Solar acquired by Gibraltar Industries

July 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm Comments are Disabled

RBI Solar, Inc. is a turn-key supplier of solar mounting systems. As a specialist in ground mount, roof mount, landfill solar, and custom designed specialty solar structures, RBI Solar focuses on providing best-in-class racking systems, installation services and project management capabilities to serve owners and integrators. Gibraltar Industries announced itsRead More

Quick Mount PV discusses its new accessory frame bracket at #Intersolar

Quick Mount PV discusses its new accessory frame bracket at #Intersolar

July 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

Solar Builder and Quick Mount PV share a similar philosophy: The mounting system is just as critical to the success of a solar installation as the modules and inverters. Just visit the company’s booth at Intersolar North America (third level, 9221), and you can actually watch a crew show howRead More

EcoFasten Solar debuts rail-free Rock-It System at #Intersolar

EcoFasten Solar debuts rail-free Rock-It System at #Intersolar

July 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

EcoFasten Solar officially launched its newest product, the Rock-It System, a rail-free solar roof mount, at Intersolar N.A. in San Francisco. The Rock-It System conforms to UL Subject 2703, bearing the ETL Listed mark by Intertek Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and holds a Class A Fire Resistance Rating whenRead More

SunLink intros Large-Scale GMS Portrait for commercial solar market

SunLink intros Large-Scale GMS Portrait for commercial solar market

July 13, 2015 at 2:37 pm 1 comment

In an expansion of the company’s fixed-tilt product line, SunLink Corp. introduced the newest addition to its Large-Scale GMS family, Large-Scale GMS Portrait. The new product solves critical ground-mount project challenges like space restrictions, steep or uneven terrain, demanding lead times and module variations. “We constantly push ourselves to driveRead More

AET to exhibit ECO solar mounting line, host cocktail hour at #Intersolar2015

AET to exhibit ECO solar mounting line, host cocktail hour at #Intersolar2015

July 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America July 14-16 at booth 9721. AET will be displaying its Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking system and Rayport-B ECO roof ballast system from its ECO line of high quality, cost-effective solar mount solutions.Read More

GameChange racking used in 32 MW North Carolina project

GameChange racking used in 32 MW North Carolina project

June 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

GameChange Racking recently completed delivery of a 32 MW project to North Carolina. The system supports over 100,000 panels, was produced in four weeks, and was delivered more than two weeks ahead of schedule. Piles were delivered first, many as much as three weeks early. “GameChange Racking’s efficient operational executionRead More

Applied Energy Technologies racking tapped for 22.6 MW Utah install

Applied Energy Technologies racking tapped for 22.6 MW Utah install

June 26, 2015 at 9:19 am 1 comment

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) a supplier of utility-scale racking systems, was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties. The planned ‘Seven Sisters’ solar projects includes seven separate solar PV projects, four of which are to beRead More

AET to provide racking system for Massachusetts Highway Corridor Project

AET to provide racking system for Massachusetts Highway Corridor Project

June 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm 2 comments

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, will be providing one of those racking systems — the Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking system — for an innovative 282 kW highway corridor solar project along Route 44 in Carver, Mass. The project is in phase II,Read More

Array Technologies Applies Lessons from the Wind Industry to the Solar Sector

Array Technologies Applies Lessons from the Wind Industry to the Solar Sector

June 17, 2015 at 11:01 am 3 comments

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) has been a market leader in solar tracking systems for a few decades now, providing solar solutions for utility, commercial and residential electric generation customers. Since 1989, the company has supplied nearly 3 GW of tracking systems across the globe in 250 utility and commercial projectsRead More