Solar Articles

  • IronRidge KO Tile
Founded in 1996, IronRidge offers some of the most innovative, intuitive and durable racking solutions in the solar industry. The company was born out of Mendocino County in a time when residential...
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5/29/2019
  • Chilicon
This article will discuss the advantages of using microinverters with AC coupling for residential, single-phase applications. The two leading microinverter manufacturers in the U.S. market include...
Support Article
9/19/2018
  • IronRidge Clamp
With so many solar mounting products available today, it is hard to know which one is the best fit for your solar application. Clamps, the racking component used to fasten and ground modules to rails...
Support Article
4/24/2017
  • Orion Solar Racking Carports
Solar carports are an attractive mounting option for businesses, universities, nonprofits and residences looking to showcase their PV system while providing covered parking to employees and patrons...
Support Article
8/22/2016
  • AET Pile Driven Ground Mount
Ground mounted solar arrays range in size from small residential <10 kW arrays to large utility solutions upwards of 1 MW and beyond. Within that range, there are many, many racking options...
Support Article
4/4/2016
  • roof flashing, flashing, weather, rain
Protect your roof from water intrusion. Solar modules are designed to last decades, while our roofing may not be.  One of the earliest racking installation methods was to simply apply “dope” or...
Support Article
10/16/2015
  • Block diagrams present an organized visual representation
The design of PV systems can be fairly simple as well as extremely complex.  No matter how difficult or easy, it is important to document the design process.  Doing so will help flush out issues...
Support Article
5/21/2015
When designing a PV system that is tilted or ground mounted, determining the appropriate spacing between each row can be troublesome or a downright migraine in the making.  However, it is important...
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5/21/2015
  • Unirac intuitive design
In this week’s article I am reviewing Unirac’s recent advancements in their SolarMount racking products. In an ever growing racking market, with all of the options that are out there, it can be...
Support Article
4/9/2015
  • Well flashed and Sealed PV Mounting
The installation of mounting feet / brackets for PV racking systems on asphalt shingle roofs has come a long way over the years.  Changes in installation details, the introduction of proper flashing...
Support Article
3/10/2015
  • Rail Free Racking
  The prospect of having a PV mounting support system without mounting rails is nothing new.  Previously it involved having a racking support system that was integrated with a module's frame,...
Support Article
1/28/2015
  • Grounding Clear Mid Clamp
It’s late in the day and you’re close to finishing up installing the rooftop array.  You only have four more modules left and then you’re done.  However, the sun is quickly sinking and you’re...
Support Article
12/30/2014
  • AC-Coupling Design
One of the main considerations to AC-coupling design is the ratio between the Grid-Tie inverter (GTI) and the Battery-Based inverter (BBI).  Why? There are conditions that might occur when the site...
Support Article
12/9/2014
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  Solar Is Not Always Sunny Over their lifetime, solar panels experience countless extreme weather events. Not just the worst storms in years, but the worst storms in 40 years. High...
Support Article
4/28/2014
  • IronRidge Integrated Grounding
       Integrated Grounding FAQ Is UL 2703 a new standard? UL 2703 is currently an Outline of Investigation, which means it has not yet been accepted by ANSI as a standard....
Support Article
3/28/2014
  Product Updates IronRidge is expanding its XR Rail Family to include three size options: XR10, XR100 & XR1000. These options replace XRS & XRL. In...
Support Article
3/28/2014

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