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.

Sapphire Solar Project, a 2.47-MW install in Lake City, S.C., using Solar FlexRack’s TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker.

Solar trackers will make up one-third of all ground-mounted PV deployed the next five years, plus more insights from IHS Markit

August 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

Following a record year of shipments for PV tracking systems globally, IHS Markit forecasts more than 150 GWdc of PV tracking systems will be deployed from 2019 to 2023, accounting for approximately one third of ground-mounted PV installations during the period according to its upcoming Global PV Tracker Market ReportRead More

SolaRack has a new standoff waterproofing base for flat-roof solar installations

SolaRack has a new standoff waterproofing base for flat-roof solar installations

August 26, 2019 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

SolaRack, an American solar racking manufacturer, announced the availability of its new standoff waterproofing product SolaSeal. Touted as the first standoff waterproofing base built specifically for the solar industry, SolaSeal is meant to be deployed on flat roof applications such as torch-down, rolled asphalt shingles and thermoplastic polyolefin, better knownRead More

Solar panel-level energy storage developer Yotta raises another $1.5 million in funding

Solar panel-level energy storage developer Yotta raises another $1.5 million in funding

August 26, 2019 at 10:17 am 1 comment

Yotta, a PV panel-level energy storage developer, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding and an additional $300,000 in grants for the continued development and commercialization of the SolarLEAF. The new funding allows Yotta to expand its beta testing to several new installations with strategic partners. Yotta’s engineering has caughtRead More

SunModo debuts SunDock Standing Seam Rail-Free solar mounting system

SunModo debuts SunDock Standing Seam Rail-Free solar mounting system

August 19, 2019 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

The new SunDock Standing Seam Rail-Free System from SunModo is a Mid Clamp and End Clamp assembly all rolled into one. This unique universal solar clamping kit can secure PV panels ranging in height from 30 mm to 50 mm and it attaches to almost any standing seam roof profile.Read More

TerraSmart debuts a ground screw-based bifacial solar module racking solution

TerraSmart debuts a ground screw-based bifacial solar module racking solution

August 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TerraSmart has unveiled GLIDE, its latest ground screw-based racking design for utility-scale solar projects. GLIDE is infused with bifacial module compatibility allowing complete exposure of the module to maximize potential backside power yield. Carrying forward TerraSmart’s ability to accommodate slope tolerances up to 36 percent, GLIDE was designed to improveRead More

Details on smart upgrades in Quick Mount’s new QRail Tilt System for low-slope roofs

Details on smart upgrades in Quick Mount’s new QRail Tilt System for low-slope roofs

August 12, 2019 at 11:01 am 2 comments

Quick Mount PV launched its new QRail Tilt System to allow the installation of the QRail Racking System on a variety of low slope commercial and residential roof types–the most common type of commercial roof type in the U.S. “Solar on flat roofs is a huge opportunity for growth forRead More

UNIRAC debuts new collection of rooftop solar mounting products to optimize install process

UNIRAC debuts new collection of rooftop solar mounting products to optimize install process

August 12, 2019 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

UNIRAC unveiled a collection of new products and accessories, including SFM INFINITY, a rooftop solar PV mounting system that the company says optimizes the solar installation process. The announcement is the latest round in UNIRAC’s Better Solar Starts Here program to help customers capture the next level of cost savingsRead More

Soltec is testing for all bifacial tracking variables at its new evaluation center in Livermore, Calif.

10 notes from Soltec’s Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center report

August 5, 2019 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

Soltec has launched a second white paper to detail the year-long findings of its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) results located in Livermore, Calif. You can access it for yourself here, but here are some of our takeaways. 1 The main objective of this project is for Soltec to measureRead More

Government of the Bahamas approves use of 3 IN 1 solar tile roof system

Government of the Bahamas approves use of 3 IN 1 solar tile roof system

August 5, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

  Bahamas Industries and Construction Company Ltd (BICC) has been granted approval by The Ministry of Public Works of The Bahamian Government to use the intriguing insulating solar tiles known as 3 IN 1 ROOF. This system was requested for routine use by BICC subsequent to Bahamas Building Code (BBC)Read More

This Sopris Homes net-zero new-build used CertainTeed’s integrated Apollo PV tiles for its solar needs

This Sopris Homes net-zero new-build used CertainTeed’s integrated Apollo PV tiles for its solar needs

July 25, 2019 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Boulder, Colorado-based Sopris Homes has been in the business of high-performance luxury homes for the past 25 years. According to Sopris Homes President John Stevens, as more communities desire and even require solar on new home construction, finding solar products that are both functional and attractive is a growing challengeRead More