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. 

Flat-roof Solar Mounting Solution Is Twice as Fast to Install

SolarCity's ZS Peak

SolarCity’s ZS Peak

SolarCity unveiled a new product in its Zep Solar line of solar products—a flat roof solar mounting solution that is twice as fast to install and can generate significantly more solar electricity from each rooftop than alternatives for the commercial market. ZS Peak makes it possible for far more businesses, schools and other organizations to install solar power on their buildings and immediately pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power, and will significantly expand the addressable market for commercial solar.

Like the revolutionary Zep residential solar systems, ZS Peak provides an innovative snap-together system to simplify and accelerate installation. SolarCity estimates that ZS Peak can increase generation capacity on flat roof buildings by 20-50 percent per building and do so without requiring any penetrations. The system’s dense, east-west layout structure will allow SolarCity to fit up to 20 percent more solar panels on standard roofs and up to 50 percent more panels on lightweight roofs, such as those commonly found on warehouses. The increase in panels per roof is particularly valuable in the commercial market, as conventional flat-roof solar systems typically power less than half of a commercial building’s load.

ZS Peak’s east-west orientation not only allows installers to fit more solar panels on each roof than standard south-facing systems, it also captures peak power production throughout a longer period of the day. By lengthening power production time and eliminating the typical mid-day spike of standard solar systems, SolarCity can also make more efficient use of solar inverters to further reduce costs for customers. ZS Peak has so significantly improved on the aerodynamics of conventional systems that it can be installed as a lightweight, non-penetrating system on many roofs that would otherwise require the solar panels to be bolted down.

SolarCity is currently installing its first project with ZS Peak and expects to begin installing the product in volume in January 2015. Businesses and other organizations interested in SolarCity’s services can contact the company directly at (888) 765-2489 for a free, no-obligation solar consultation or visit SolarCity online.

Attach Solar to Standing Seam without Compromising Warranties

Sno Gem Inc.'s PV Cube standing-seam attachment system

Sno Gem Inc.’s PV Cube standing-seam attachment system

Sno Gem Inc. has introduced the PV Cube standing-seam attachment system, a clamp-to-seam solar-panel racking and mounting system that provides strength through patent-pending WaveLock technology with three points of attachment. Four PV Cube profiles—PV Cube, PV Cube Wide, PV Cube Mini and PV Cube Zip—accommodate virtually any standing-seam metal roof. Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded bullet tip to maximize strength, but do not damage the paint finish or pierce the seam, meaning they won’t void warranties. All are constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion.

Clamp Can Be Used in Many Applications

the LMClamp was developed for various applications on the most widely installed metal roof panels on the market, including most vertical seams, snap-together seams and trapezoidal seams.

The LMClamp was developed for various applications on the most widely installed metal roof panels on the market, including most vertical seams, snap-together seams and trapezoidal seams.

With a 0.60-inch throat dimension, the LMClamp was developed for various applications on the most widely installed metal roof panels on the market, including most vertical seams, snap-together seams and trapezoidal seams. The LMClamp can be used for snow-retention systems, solar mounting, roof walks, satellite dishes, antennas, lightning-protection systems, exhaust stack bracing, condensation lines, mechanical equipment and more. It utilizes the patented round-point set screw for a secure non-penetrating attachment.