Tag: ballast

  • C&I Buyer’s Guide 2020: Ground-mounts, rooftop racks, clamps and carports

    The commercial and industrial (C&I) solar segment continues to lag behind its potential, but it’s not for lack of structural systems. From lightweight rooftop innovations to cost-effective carports to classic fixed-tilt ground mounts, there is a mounting and racking solution to fit any C&I site. C&I rooftop solar systems SunModo’sRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • APA Solar Racking explains its concrete-free ballast ground-mount system

    APA Solar Racking has changed the ground-mount ballast market by offering a concrete-free design. Featured at Intersolar this year, APA’s Geoballast Foundation was developed after years of installing ballasted solar projects. The utilization of wet concrete simply had so many hidden extra steps that would constantly increase man hours on everyRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • New high-density, five-degree solar racking system available from Ecolibrium Solar

    Ecolibrium Solar just announced its new EcoFoot5D High Density 5-Degree Racking System. Built on the well-known EcoFoot Modular Platform, the EcoFoot5D combines a small 7-in. by 16.7-in.  roof-friendly modular base and dense 9.9-in. inter-row spacing. The result is a tightly packed array that delivers 18.4 percent more power than 10-degreeRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • GameChange Solar’s Grid-Lite roof mount system gets DSA approval

    GameChange Solar says that its Grid-Lite Roof System was the first ballasted roof system to obtain DSA approval for an entirely ballasted rooftop solar array. The system is for a college building installation in Tustin, Calif. Scott Van Pelt, Sr. Director of Engineering, explains it like this: “The advanced design of theRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • What lies beneath: Mount a string inverter under an array with this integration

    PV systems are just a series of connections — modules to strings, panels to racking, inverters to the grid, etc. These pieces often all come from different places, and an installer can find real benefit in solutions that come ready to connect quickly and easily — like the integration SollegaRead More — Solar Builder magazine