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Protection Plan: Everything you need to know to protect a commercial roof during a PV installation

Protection Plan: Everything you need to know to protect a commercial roof during a PV installation

July 31, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

A long-term, problem-free commercial flat roof solar installation starts with knowing about the roof systems themselves and how to keep them protected. This isn’t easy. For one, there is an alphabet soup of acronyms: PVC, TPO, EPDM, SBS, APP, BUR, PUF, PIB, CSPE, EPS and XPS. The roof industry lingoRead More

Keep it simple, solar: Advice and products to streamline your next rooftop install

Keep it simple, solar: Advice and products to streamline your next rooftop install

July 25, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Keep part counts low The Low Profile QuickBOLT with Microflashing from SolarRoofHook can be installed in less than 60 seconds, and the key is its Microflashing technology, which is installed on top of the shingles and eliminates the need to pry apart shingles and shove oversized aluminum flashing underneath. “WeRead More

SPF acts not only as an additional barrier to the elements, but it is also incredibly insulative.

Upgrading C&I rooftop solar installations with spray polyurethane foam

June 25, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

As we have continued our expansion in the commercial and industrial solar market (which includes commercial, industrial, municipal, university, school, cold storage, food-processing and hospital buildings), we’ve discovered something. If commercial building owners are not overly familiar with how solar arrays are installed, they have legitimate concerns about the potentialRead More

We shift you not: A ground-mount solar system without piles

We shift you not: A ground-mount solar system without piles

June 21, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

At Intersolar North America 2017, we caught wind of a new fixed tilt ground-mount system developed by Nuance Energy, but at the booth there was no physical system on display. Instead, Founder and CEO Brian C. Boguess handed me VR goggles to look through, which now feels appropriate because itRead More

Four energy dense solar mounting systems for C&I rooftops

Four energy dense solar mounting systems for C&I rooftops

June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

SunModo SunBeam As a permanent part of the building and roof structure, the SunBeam system eliminates any abrasions, moss build up and need of system removal for roof repair or re-roofing. In addition, it provides shading of HVAC equipment, increasing efficiency and faster temperature response. Twenty-year warranty. Material: High-grade aluminumRead More

Ecolibrium EcoFoot system

Degrees of Separation: How to mount commercial rooftop PV systems to maximize energy

June 19, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

On commercial rooftops, design trends are all about maximizing energy density. Module selection is a huge factor there, but so are the layout and tilt decisions — figuring out the perfect shape and tilt to mount as many modules as possible without compromising their performance. Pairing the right racking systemRead More

OMCO’s Field-Fast racking design incorporates value-added touches that leverage its OEM factory-direct capability.

Saving studies for modular, FieldFast ground-mount system reveal big cost reductions

June 14, 2018 at 7:09 am Comments are Disabled

In this uncertain #TrumpTariffs market, many investors have less appetite for newer, less proven systems, seeing that as another avenue of risk in projects where pennies and seconds count more than ever. This puts the spotlight on companies and products that can deliver the most certainty in terms of upfrontRead More

Quick Mount PV’s Tile Replacement Mounts feature its patented Elevated Water Seal Technology for optimal waterproofing

The Replacements: These solar mounts for tile rooftops cut labor costs, avoid OSHA issues

May 31, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

It’s always reassuring when solar technology moves faster than a federal regulator, even if it is a well-intentioned agency like the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In this recent case, a new crop of solar tile replacements that support rooftop mounting systems are eliminating the needRead More

Aw Snap: We look at the Solar Raceway wire management solution

Aw Snap: We look at the Solar Raceway wire management solution

May 23, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Fresh eyes are valuable every now and then. That was the position New York Manufacturing found itself in when it was approached by a large building products company to assist with its wire management needs. Their solar installations were continually plagued by one common theme: wire management. Like many otherRead More