2016 Solar Mounting/Racking Guide: Product Showcase

Advanced-RackingAdvanced Racking’s VICERACK II

The VICERACK II is a flexible mounting system for low-slope metal roofs. It can be installed on a standing seam or exposed fastener metal roof at tilt angles ranging from 5 to 30 degrees.  Featuring a high level of preassemble, and an optional wind deflector, installation and material cost are advantages. Wind tunnel tested, UL 2703 bonding and grounding and UL 1703 Class A Fire rated, the system can be utilized on nearly any roof in any environment.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X
X

Types: Rack-mount, rail-free, ballast, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design, installation

Website: www.advancedracking.com
Contact: jonathan@advancedracking.com

 

Self-grounding landscape mid clampSunModo’s Self-Grounding System

The SunModo next generation Self-Grounding System includes convenient T-bolts with locking features, mid and end clamps, rail splices, and lugs, all featuring unique integrated grounding pins. It conveniently handles landscape or portrait configuration to minimize roof time and parts required. The self-grounding system spares installers the need to order, stock and transport additional grounding hardware to the rooftop.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X
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X

Types: Rack-mount, structural, hooks, fixed-tilt, rail-free, ballast, carport, pole-mount, custom

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.sunmodo.com
Contact: stellas@sunmodo.com

 

 

DPW-SolarDPW’s POWER XPRESS Ballasted Flat-Roof System

Installers of PV solar modules can spend hours aligning mounting racks in perfect rows. Now they can do the same job in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost thanks to the new POWER XPRESS Ballasted Flat-Roof Mounting System. From DPW Solar, POWER XPRESS is one of the simplest flat-roof systems to assemble with only two main components, a chassis and a clamp, which makes it easier to transport and quicker to set up.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X
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X
X

Types: Structural, rack-mount, ballast, fixed-tilt, carport, pole-mount

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.dpwsolar.com
Contact: 800-260-3792

 

KB-Racking-1KB Racking’s AeroRack 2.0

AeroRack 2.0 is the next generation of rail-based mounting solutions. KB Racking has refined this solution to provide customers with the same core elements of integrated wire management and simple installation at a more economical price. The system features the same low-ballast requirements and structural integrity as the original AeroRack, with a more aerodynamic design. AeroRack 2.0 offers customizable solutions with its flexibility in panel orientation, row spacing and tilt angle.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

X
X
X

Types: Rack-mount, rail-free, hooks, ballast, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.kbracking.com
Contact: ncorrea@kbracking.com

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DynoraxxDynoRaxx’ Evolution Flat Roof Fiberglass Ballast Racking

The DynoRaxx Evolution FR Flat Roof Fiberglass Ballast solar racking is compatible with all framed modules on the market (60, 72, 96 and 128 cell). The racking has only three parts and does not require any nuts and bolts for assembly. The product is easy to ship, stacks like cups and is easy to stage. The company also offers the universal DynoBond Grounding, UL 2703 1st Edition, used with all DynoRaxx racking solutions.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X
X
X

Types: Rail-free, rack-mount, hooks, ballast, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.dynoraxx.com
Contact: sales@dynoraxx.com

 

EverestEverest Solar Systems’ D Dome System Railless Version

The new Everest D-Dome System for flat roofs is a double-sided low ballast system suitable for all orientations. The pre-built assemblies delivered to the site enable simple, fast installation and reduced freight. The low component count and fast assembly reduce the total installed cost. Resting at a 10-degree elevation angle, it is made for high energy density. Aerodynamic optimization allows for minimal ballast.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X
X
X

Types: Structural, rack-mount, hooks, ballast, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.everest-solarsystems.com
Contact: sales@everest-solarsystems.com

 

Orion-SolarOrion’s Belt’s Commercial Roof-Mount System

Orion’s Belt Commercial Roof-Mount System features a simple design, utilizing only three main components: ballast pan/solar belt, brackets and connect belts. It retains the rigidity and structural integrity to provide an innovative solution for flat-roof systems. This railless system features either the option of ballast blocks or a flash weld attachment that is non-penetrating and waterproofing.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Structural, rack-mount, hooks, ballast, fixed-tilt, carport, pole-mount

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech, O&M

Website: www.orionsolarracking.com
Contact: info@orionracking.com

 

PanelClawPanelClaw’s design integration with PV Complete

In the effort to streamline solar project design while reducing the cost of PV deployment, PanelClaw, a commercial roof top solar mounting manufacturer, and PVComplete, a solar design software provider, have entered into a partnership to collaborate on design solutions that accelerate the design of commercial solar power systems. By integrating PanelClaw’s product specifications in its software, PVComplete facilitates system designs that automatically match PanelClaw geometry thereby eliminating the potential for errors while saving valuable development time. Using PVComplete, solar developers can provide PanelClaw with a CAD file that drops seamlessly into PanelClaw’s design flow substantially reducing time consuming design iterations.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X

Types: Structural, rail-free, ballast, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.panelclaw.com

 

S-5-PV Kit-EdgeGrab LargeS-5-PV Kit

The S-5-PV Kit is one of the first solar module mounting solutions in the industry to be listed to the new UL subject 2703, and an ETL Listing to UL 1703. The S-5-PV Kit’s stainless steel mounting disk has twelve nodes designed to ensure the module-to-module conductivity of anodized aluminum module frames. The module is simply anchored with the kit and automatically provides a ground path in the module frame. No lugs or wire required except to connect one string of modules to another and to ground the system, a great savings on installation cost. The S-5-PV Kit continues to be the easiest, most cost-effective way to install solar panels directly to standing seam metal roofs and remains the most popular choice worldwide. Mounting hardware as low as $0.07 per watt.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X
X

Types: Rack-mount, rail-free

Engineering Support: Load table data

Website: www.s-5.com
Contact: Greg@S-5.com

 

SollegaSollega’s FastRack 510

This solution is lightweight and stackable, ships efficiently and stages and installs quickly and easily. The FastRack 510 arrives on site ready to install with no assembly required. It can be set at 5 or 10 degrees and is a simple, modular, one-piece design. It has a universal design compatible with all framed modules and has fully ballasted, heat-welded, anchored and hybrid options. It is roof-friendly with round edges and low point loads. It comes with one size bolt with all top down connections.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Rack-mount, ballast

Engineering Support: Layout/design

Website: www.sollega.com
Contact: info@sollega.com

 

DCE Solar Eco-Top HD DCE Solar’s Eco Top

Eco Top is an advanced, lightweight rooftop product with extremely low installation costs. It features a built-in wire management system that offers unlimited wiring schemes, rubber ballast block that won’t damage roofing membrane. Eco Top also has a simple mechanical attachment to eliminate ballast to further reduce cost and the system weight opening up the opportunity for structurally challenged buildings. Eco Top-HD (high density) system achieves up to 20 percent increased capacity by minimizing shade space. Eco Top-MR (metal roof) system is applied to projects which have metal roofs that may not be ideally pitched.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Rack-mount, ballast, fixed-tilt, tracker

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech, installation

Website: www.dcesolar.com
Contact: 704 650-7474

 

 

G3-X 20% Sloped SiteSolar FlexRack’s G3-X fixed-tilt system

The FlexRack Series G3-X fixed tilt racking system is a custom, precision engineered system designed to reduce project costs by optimizing materials and reducing labor and logistics costs in the field. The G3-X can accommodate any module type, is available in portrait or landscape, and offers integrated bonding and wire management. The system is also designed to handle various site conditions by being able to accommodate up to a 20% slope in the E/W direction and can be mounted to any type of foundation. All Solar FlexRack products are also accompanied by a best-in-class suite of turnkey services including, design, layout, geotechnical, pull out testing, and installation.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Ballast, fixed-tilt, tracker

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech, installation

Website: www.solarflexrack.com
Contact: rpetruska@solarflexrack.com

 

SchletterSchletter’s FS Uno

The FS Uno from Schletter surpasses the competition in affordability, ease-of-installation and quality while meeting or exceeding all applicable IBC and ASCE standards. Built with a durable design using 100 percent galvanized steel, the FS Uno is also engineered for versatility by offering two distinct configurations — traditional south facing or east-west facing for unique layout situations.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Structural, rack-mount, rail-free, hooks, ballast, fixed-tilt, tracker, carport

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech

Website: www.schletter.us.
Contact: ryan.kelly@schletter.us

 

AETApplied Energy Technologies’ (AET) Rayport-G ECO

The Rayport-G ECO is built for developers and EPCs looking for a ground-mount system that is easy to install, scalable and delivers significant savings on total installed costs. The Rayport-G ECO is strong and durable, having been engineered to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions. It is also light and compact, allowing for high shipping density, significantly reducing freight costs and enabling easier handling on the jobsite. The Rayport-G ECO is wind tunnel tested, UL 2703 listed and comes with a 25-year limited warranty.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Structural, rack-mount, ballast, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech, installation

Website: www.aetenergy.com
Contact: afaust@aetenergy.com

 

Sunlink_TrackerSunLink’s TechTrack

SunLink’s centralized TechTrack single-axis tracker pairs the most robust mechanical technology with best-of-breed project intelligence technology to deliver superior energy production and long-term ROI for projects worldwide. It boasts the lowest equipment cost of any proven tracker, with capacity for up to 1.2-MW per drive, long-life off-the-shelf parts, and wind stow without utility power or expensive battery backup systems.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Structural, rack-mount, ballast, fixed-tilt, tracker

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech, installation, O&M, data monitoring, hybrid cloud services, mobile apps, enhanced sensor technology

Website: www.sunlink.com
Contact: sales@sunlink.com

 

GameChange-SolarGameChange Solar’s Genius Tracker

GameChange Solar’s Genius Tracker is breakthrough technology that enables the lowest cost and highest reliability tracker with the fastest install and lowest O&M cost. A 10-person crew can install 1.2-MW trackers and panels per week. It achieves 99.3 percent panel density on rows. Its robust linear actuator drive system has a 40-year operating life and is IP 66 rated for operation in harsh environmental conditions.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X

Types: Ballast, fixed-tilt, tracker, pole-mount

Engineering Support: Geotech, installation, O&M, data monitoring

Website: www.gamechangeracking.com
Contact: teresa.zhao@gamechangesolar.com

 

RBI-carportRBI Solar’s large-scale systems

RBI Solar Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and installs solar mounting systems for large commercial and utility-scale projects. As a specialist in ground mount, roof-mount and custom-designed specialty solar structures, the company provides racking systems and project management capabilities that solve virtually any structural mounting challenge. Its services include complete design, signed and sealed drawings for all 50 states, high-tech manufacturing, nationwide installation, and end-to-end technical support.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Rack-mount, ballast, structural, fixed-tilt, carport

Engineering Support: Layout/design, installation

Website: www.rbisolar.com
Contact: phudepohl@rbisolar.com

 

TerraSmartTerraSmart’s TF2 – Fixed-Tilt Ground-Mount

TF2 is the next generation fixed-tilt, ground-mount racking solution brought to you by TerraSmart. Leveraging the benefits of the proprietary TerraSmart ground screw foundation to work with any soil condition, the company focused on the installation process to ensure TF2 offered large efficiencies for in-field teams. TerraSmart’s installation machinery not only provides a more precisely installed foundation, but its surveying, rock drilling and installation equipment also removes project risks and provides post-installation documentation for increased project bankability.

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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X

Types: Rack-mount, fixed-tilt

Engineering Support: Layout/design, installation

Website: www.terrasmart.com
Contact: info@terrasmart.com

 

Polar-RackingPolar Racking’s PRU System

The PRU system from Polar Racking features a cost effective, highly configurable and easy to assemble design. Polar offers a pre-populated PV panel option to accelerate installation times. The PRU’s patent-pending penta-directional foot bracket and semispherical hardware paves the way for the adjustable field assembly. The PRU offers superior strength and corrosion protection through the use of galvanized steel to accommodate environmental conditions. Polar Racking provides a variety of foundation options ranging from driven to ballasted systems.

 

Residential
C&I
Utility
Roof-mounts
Ground-mounts

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Types: Structural, rack-mount, rail-free, hooks, ballast, fixed-tilt, pole-mount

Engineering Support: Layout/design, geotech, installation, O&M

Website: www.polarracking.com
Contact: info@polarracking.com