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Flat commercial roof solar mounting systems reach new distribution network

PanelClaw’s product with dual-tilt options will now be distributed from BayWa r.e. warehouses.

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Work on Tesla’s rooftop solar system appears to be underway

A local drone pilot found that solar panels, racking, and inverters are starting to be stationed on the roof of Tesla’s manufacturing facility under construction in Texas.

S-5! launches PVKONCEAL

The PVKONCEAL module skirt protects all of a module’s electrical components while maintaining sleek aesthetics for the lifetime of the installation.

A Nor’easter blew through. Our solar guy climbed on roofs to see the results

Hurricane-force wind gusts hit New England during a late October storm, damaging at least one rooftop solar array and leading Commercial Solar Guy to offer a few pointers.

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Large format modules present a new set of challenges

As modules change in size and form factor, ripple effects are felt across the entire solar industry, requiring tweaks, modifications, and outright changes to longstanding project development and construction practices.

Watch: Roll-forming solar racking system for ballasted membrane roofs

The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.

Sunrise brief: Rooftop solar in Hawaii gets a boost from a new incentive program

Also on the rise: A big solar + storage project in New Mexico secures construction financing, and racking and tracker company OMCO Solar offers a business update.

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Reinventing utility scale solar from the ground up – literally!

Erthos forgoes tracking mounts and installs utility-scale solar directly on the dirt.

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New ASCE committee will focus on advancing the reliability of solar PV structures

The Structural Engineering Institute committee will focus on the structural and geotechnical design of structures that support PV modules on building rooftops, carports, and ground mount facilities.

BayWa r.e. becomes a Canadian distributor of Polar Racking

The announcement highlights Polar’s history of excelling in extreme weather and on difficult terrain.