Solar Bracket Designed to Fit Trapezoidal Roofing Profiles

S-5! RibBracket I-IVS-5! announces the release of the RibBracket I-IV products, shaped to provide a perfect fit to most common trapezoidal roof shapes. According to the manufacturer, the RibBracket I-IV is thoroughly tested for strength, has no moving parts and is flexible enough to fit varying trapezoidal widths.

A higher profile ensures more space between the roof and any devices attached to the roof, while the four attachment points offer greater holding strength. RibBracket I-IV is designed for convenient wire management and ease of installation for a solar system. RibBracket I-IV and the accompanying fasteners come with a factory-applied EPDM rubber gasket seal attached. The reservoir conceals the bracket EPDM from UV exposure, preventing drying and cracking.

With four different shapes, RibBracket I-IV can properly fit the vast majority of trapezoid profiles found globally, giving installers the confidence of having the right bracket for their roof and project.

Solar Mounting System Features Carbon Steel Finished Frame

The framing of the solar mounting system features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123.

The framing of the solar mounting system features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123.

PHP Systems/Design, a designer and manufacturer of rooftop pipe and equipment support systems, has introduced a solar mounting system.
 
The PHP Solar Panel Mounting System’s base material is made from injection molded high density/high impact polypropylene with UV-inhibitors and antioxidants. The framing features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123. This system addresses height, wind and heat concerns with regard to solar panel installations.
 
The PHP Solar Panel Mounting System is designed to support a variety of solar panels and can be used for any type of roof; from flat roofs to roofs sloped up to 2 in 12. Seismic and high wind applications are available for solar support applications. 

Dome Commercial Skylights Boast Balanced Light, Structural Performance

Dynamic Dome commercial skylights feature a proprietary wicking system, which evacuates condensation to the skylight exterior.

Dynamic Dome commercial skylights feature a proprietary wicking system, which evacuates condensation to the skylight exterior.

VELUX Dynamic Dome commercial skylights are engineered to reflect less light and harvest more light, especially in the early morning and late afternoon. The focus of the design is on maximizing low-sun-angle performance. This can result in reduced energy costs; electric lights can be turned off earlier in the day and will not have to be turned back on until later in the day. Other features include a proprietary wicking system, which evacuates condensation to the skylight exterior, and an encapsulating design that provides a water barrier with a 100 percent thermally broken skylight frame.

Install Solar Panels around Roof Vent Pipes

The Solar Roof Jack redesigns vent pipes so that solar panels can be installed on top of them without sacrificing vent pipe functionality and utilizes solar roof space.

The Solar Roof Jack redesigns vent pipes so that solar panels can be installed on top of them without sacrificing vent pipe functionality and utilizes solar roof space.

Solar installers usually install solar panels in a “jigsaw” styled fashion with empty spaces where the roof vent pipes are or are forced to relocate these pipes in order to maximize available space, increasing installation timelines. A solution to installing solar panels around vent pipes, called The Solar Roof Jack, has been released to the market. This technology is making solar more economical and aesthetically pleasing.

Currently solar panels are designed around ABS plumbing vent pipes, otherwise the installer incurs additional costs for relocation. As a result, there are times when empty spaces on rooflines where a solar panel could have otherwise been placed. The Solar Roof Jack resolves this problem with technology that redesigns the vent pipes so that solar panels can be installed on top of them without sacrificing the functionality of the original vent pipes and utilizes solar roof space.

The benefits of the Solar Roof Jack:

  • Additional panel sales
  • Increased power production for customer
  • Total utilization of solar roof space
  • Reduced labor costs and installation timelines
  • Creates visually pleasing designs
  • American made product

Since roof vent pipes prevent a customer from utilizing a lot of their roof space, they are being limited to the number of panels they can fit on their roof and therefore losing potential savings that additional panels would have generated. In addition, the installer can now sell more panels because they are no longer limited to working around the vent pipes and are able to save on labor costs because they no longer have to relocate the exposed pipes.

With the Solar Roof Jack the overall appearance of the panels is consistent and helps guarantee that the client gets what they want.

Square Diffuser Caters to People Who Prefer Sharp-angled Shapes

The square diffusers are available in both the Solatube 160 DS (10-inch model) and Solatube 290 DS (14-inch model) and are available in OptiView or Just Frost styles.

The square diffusers are available in both the Solatube 160 DS (10-inch model) and Solatube 290 DS (14-inch model) and are available in OptiView or Just Frost styles.

Round versus square. Sharp lines versus curves. The human brain processes each of these differently, according to a Harvard Medical School study led by Moshe Bar and Maital Neta. In their study with round and square objects, they found that most people prefer rounded objects and shapes to sharp-angled ones. Over the past 25 years, Solatube International has been catering to this majority with its round diffusers. But what about those who prefer sharper lines?

Solatube introduces a square diffuser for residential Solatube Daylighting Systems.

The patented Spectralight Infinity transition box takes the round tube into the square hole at the ceiling. The square diffusers are available in both the Solatube 160 DS (10-inch model) and Solatube 290 DS (14-inch model) and are available in OptiView or Just Frost styles.

Solatube International Inc. invented TDDs, which harvest and distribute daylight in homes and commercial buildings.

Solatube International Inc. invented TDDs, which harvest and distribute daylight in homes and commercial buildings.

Solatube International Inc. invented TDDs (also known as tubular skylights), which harvest and distribute daylight in homes and commercial buildings. Solatube Daylighting Systems are installed as part of energy-saving and sustainability efforts in residential and commercial spaces in over 122 countries.

Using patented technology, a Solatube Daylighting System harvests daylight at the rooftop, transfers it down a reflective tube (which bends up to 90 degrees and can be up to 70 feet or more long) and distributes it evenly into an interior space through a diffuser at the ceiling.

Lightweight Solar Panels Can Be Used On Flat Roofs

Beamreach Solar has introduced Sprint, a lightweight photovoltaic solar panel system for flat commercial roofs.

Beamreach Solar has introduced Sprint, a lightweight photovoltaic solar panel system for flat commercial roofs.

Beamreach Solar has introduced Sprint, a lightweight photovoltaic solar panel system for flat commercial roofs. Sprint can be installed on nearly all commercial roofs that cannot currently support heavy conventional solar systems, dramatically expanding the commercial solar power market. Featuring maximum power capacities ranging from 290 to 320 watts, Sprint integrates racking into the panel for quicker installation that requires no tools and no grounding. Sprint’s design also reduces the distance required between panel rows, enabling up to 30 percent more panels to be installed on a roof, increasing the solar system’s overall energy output. Sprint panels have been tested to support test loads up to 5,400 Pascals and withstand wind speeds of 115 mph. Sprint also comes with a 25-year linear output warranty and 10-year product warranty.

Solar PV Tiles Fit Alongside Standard Roof Tiles

The Intecto integrated solar PV tile from Romag is specially designed to fit seamlessly alongside standard residential and commercial roof tiles and is available in a range of colours to match existing roof coverings.

The Intecto integrated solar PV tile from Romag is specially designed to fit seamlessly alongside standard residential and commercial roof tiles and is available in a range of colours to match existing roof coverings.

A new concept in building integrated PV products from solar manufacturer Romag means property aesthetics, building design and visual appearance need not be compromised by rooftop solar Installations.

The Intecto integrated solar PV tile is specially designed to fit seamlessly alongside standard residential and commercial roof tiles and is available in a range of colours to match existing roof coverings.

The system has been specifically developed to enable architects, house builders and roofing contractors to provide an effective rooftop PV solution with a conventional appearance and without any compromise in solar power production.

Installed directly and securely onto wood roofing battens using a guaranteed fixing system, the frameless Intecto units sit flush with conventional interlocking concrete, clay and terracotta tiles and can be used to provide a whole roof PV solution if required.

The lightweight tiles reduce roof loading, eliminating the need for any roof reinforcement, and contribute to higher Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM ratings.

The special roof integrated tiles have been developed to meet design and aesthetic considerations, and can be used to meet specific planning conditions. They are also appropriate for use in heritage and green-belt areas, where the requirement is for rooftop solar PV systems that maintain the integrity of individual buildings and their local environment.

The Intecto roof tiles incorporate the same high-quality PV cells used in Romag’s existing range of PV products, enabling the system to provide the same weatherproofing and protection measures provided by traditional tiles, but with the added benefit of renewable energy generation.

Available in black, grey and terracotta colours, the new range is fully IEC and MCS certified and complies with other international and European building industry regulations and roofing performance standards.

Tiles Feature Replaceable Solar Module

EternaTile consists of 50-mil of a proprietary cement-infused Geopolymer bonded to foam for a lifetime finish.

EternaTile consists of 50-mil of a proprietary cement-infused Geopolymer bonded to foam for a lifetime finish.

EternaTile consists of 50-mil of a proprietary cement-infused Geopolymer bonded to foam for a lifetime finish. It provides an R-17 value or about 16 inches of pink insulation and was designed to withstand wind speeds of more than 250 mph while being impervious to cracking, chipping or peeling from inclement weather or non-edged projectiles. Intertek testing demonstrates the exposed surface area of EternaTile seldom exceeds the surrounding outdoor temperature for certain lighter colors. It does not feel hot to the touch because of its UV-resistant top layer. These features eliminate condensation between tiles and roofing substrate from ongoing day to night temperature variations. Without routine moisture build up under the tile, the substrate will stay drier, yielding a prolonged life expectancy.

EternaTile can be installed on any existing sloped roof with a 3:12 or steeper without engineer approval because of its light weight. The tile product is designed to have a lifetime warranty and the Eterna”G” replaceable solar module makes the entire product line a catalyst in the building sector.

Roof Tiles Are Embedded with Solar Cells

Power Shield Inc. has introduced roof tiles that have solar cells embedded into them.

Power Shield Inc. has introduced roof tiles that have solar cells embedded into them.

Power Shield Inc. has introduced roof tiles that have solar cells embedded into them. The tiles are designed to cover the whole roof. The Power Shield roof system features a cool roof coating, above-deck ventilation, and is made from recycled and non-combustible, lightweight steel. Energy is produced through the 16 watts of power per solar tile. Building-envelope thermal performance is improved through:

  • Cool roof coatings on tile keep it cool and improve energy production. The cool roof coating has high emissivity on the sun side to allow heat to be radiated out and low emissivity underneath, making the tiles a radiant barrier.
  • The efficient above-sheathing ventilation on the tile system provides a chimney effect as warm air flows between the tiles and the roof deck and out from the building. In winter, the air gap between the tiles and roof deck are insulating, reducing the heat transfer out of the attic.

Solar-reflective Shingle Line Adds New Colors

Malarkey Roofing Products has made additions to its Ecoasis solar-reflective shingle line to meet growing market needs.

Malarkey Roofing Products has made additions to its Ecoasis solar-reflective shingle line to meet growing market needs.

Malarkey Roofing Products has made additions to its Ecoasis solar-reflective shingle line to meet growing market needs. The line now includes three levels of products: Ecoasis Premium, Ecoasis Sol and the new Ecoasis Costa. Ecoasis Costa shingles come in four colors that were inspired by popular traditional shingle colors and updated to meet reflectance requirements of the California Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6. Ecoasis Premium and Ecoasis Sol meet California Energy Code and ENERGY STAR requirements. Ecoasis Premium also features Flexor polymer-modified asphalt technology for granule adhesion, flexibility and impact resistance.