Solar Articles

  • Solar Wire Management
One of the most important tasks when installing a PV system is wire management.  This task is sometimes overlooked by installers or not given enough attention. Installers that take their wire...
Support Article
8/11/2018
  • Solectria
  The Problem Many inverters installed in the last 10+ years are now failing and are no longer protected by the original product warranty. With limited possibilities of extending warranty coverage,...
Support Article
6/13/2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  NEC 2014: Article 690.12 “Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on Buildings” There were several changes to the 2014 NEC code that affect PV systems.  Of these changes, the most notable is article 690...
Support Article
1/5/2015
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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
  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, cec certification solar
NRTL certification means your solar panels and solar modules conform to safety, health, and environmental standards as required by: NEC, OSHA, and the National Fire Prevention Association. NRTL...
Support Article
9/22/2011
  • Mounting Solar Panels on Shingle roof 1
The racking and mounting system of a solar PV installation normally consist of 10% to 25% of the total cost of the installation. However, the related roof maintenance costs are rarely included in the...
Support Article
9/21/2010