Mounting Guide

RPCS expands with new logistics facility in Mississippi (its third overall)

RPCS expands with new logistics facility in Mississippi (its third overall)

June 3, 2020 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) announced earlier this week the opening of a new logistics facility in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The new facility is now the third distribution yard owned and operated by RPCS in order to serve the U.S. utility scale solar market, complementing RPCS’s Texas and California locations. TheRead More

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

June 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Nearmap announced the general availability of new innovation Nearmap Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mapbrowser, making it the first aerial imagery provider to offer both AI analysis and high-definition, frequently updated aerial images on a commercial scale. Nearmap AI datasets will allow users to automatically identify ground features, from tree overhangRead More

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

June 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

GAF Energy launched a robust program to help roofers virtually design and sell its roof-integrated solar solutions in North America. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID 19 crisis. It is available forRead More

This rooftop solar tracker could boost C&I project ROI by 40 percent

This rooftop solar tracker could boost C&I project ROI by 40 percent

June 1, 2020 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar trackers are taking over the ground-mount space and there are a few contenders emerging to do the same with commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftops. One of those is PV Booster Gen 2 from clean energy tech company Point Load Power. A strength of PV Booster is how it solvesRead More

Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide 2020: The How-To Edition

Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide 2020: The How-To Edition

June 1, 2020 at 9:31 am 1 comment

For this year’s Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide, we asked residential rooftop mounting and rail system providers to tell us exactly how one of their systems installs and what the advantages might be for certain roofs and solar installation companies. Here is what they had to say. SunModo’s NanoMountRead More

Solar tracker site layout streamline: PVcase designs can now transfer into PVsyst

Solar tracker site layout streamline: PVcase designs can now transfer into PVsyst

May 26, 2020 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Two software updates aligned this week to streamline your next solar tracker site layout: PVcase has released version 1.33, and PVsyst has debuted version 7.0. This means single-axis tracker designs done with PVcase within AutoCAD can now be transferred directly to PVsyst, eliminating the need to re-create the designs inRead More

QuadPod long span solar carports construction in Washington D.C. Photo: Quest Renewables

New Columbia Solar maximizes kW density of this solar carport via Quest Renewables

May 26, 2020 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

New Columbia Solar and Quest Renewables completed a 241.2-kW solar system in Northeast D.C.’s Ward 5. The solar carport system was constructed and installed in March 2020 and will allow the property to generate an extra $12,000 in lease payments annually while also receiving capital improvements on the property. “AtRead More

Amphenol Solar Project, New York. Solar FlexRack structures.

Structural Solutions: Challenging solar sites solved by mounting and racking systems

May 19, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Giant, sprawling solar projects on flat landscapes are no longer the norm. For solar energy to proliferate across the country, PV systems need to affix to various unfriendly environments — rough terrains, oddly shaped parcels, confined city corners, obstructed roofs and so on. Luckily, there are more solutions for solvingRead More

GAF Energy adds Flex option to give roofers more solar design flexibility

GAF Energy adds Flex option to give roofers more solar design flexibility

May 12, 2020 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

GAF Energy wants to own the roof-integrated solar product category in North America (solar systems installed by roofing contractors), and this new “Flex” option for its redesigned Decotech 2.0 system is another step toward that goal. Flex maintains the efficiency of standard system sizing, while also introducing new configuration choices forRead More

10 structural solar mounting problems to avoid, observed by PV Diagnostics

10 structural solar mounting problems to avoid, observed by PV Diagnostics

May 12, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

One of the most important factors while optimizing the cost of a solar power plant is Module Mounting Structure (MMS), which is a key ingredient in the successful running of a solar power plant. Most of the BoS components like transformers, inverter, cables, SCB, etc. are bought from the suppliersRead More