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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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....
Product Updates IronRidge is expanding its XR Rail Family to include three size options: XR10, XR100 & XR1000. These options replace XRS & XRL. In...
Here are some pointers for a well designed ground-mounted array. Jump to another CivicSolar article for some practical and free shading tools. Ground-mounted PV systems are increasingly prevalent...
A Solar PV Balance-of-System or BOS refers to the components and equipment that move DC energy produced by solar panels through the conversion system which in turn produces AC electricity. Most...