S-5! offers free online CEU course about optimizing rooftop solar design

The S-5! Attachment Solutions continuing education course, The Solar-Ready Roof: Optimize the Design, is live in the AEC Daily Online Learning Center. Choosing the right platform for solar panels is a critical step in the design process and can have significant impact on both initial and long-term costs. This free course discusses the basics of

SunPower partners with Solect and Green Street to install 6.9 MW at Massachusetts schools, colleges

Ranked seventh among U.S. states for the most solar capacity, Massachusetts is adding 6.9 MW to its 1,487 MW of solar currently installed and operating. Solect Energy and Green Street – members of SunPower’s reputable national dealer network – have developed two high-efficiency SunPower solar systems that will provide electricity to 10 Massachusetts schools. In Easton

Solect Energy installs 236-kW rooftop solar array using non-penetrating SolarPod Crown system

Solect Energy and Mouli Engineering announced the commissioning of a 236-kW SolarPod Crown installation in the City of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The cement roof and the 140-mph wind zone at the Fairhaven Housing Authority (FHA) required a new solution from a standard roof mounted system. After extensive research, John Mosher, Vice President of Energy Solutions at

GAF’s new deck-attached solar roofing system installed in California

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced that Bay Valley Contractors completed a fully integrated residential solar panel installation–the first of its kind in America’s top solar state. The 5.1-kW DecoTech Solar Roofing System was installed on a home in Concord, California, about 30 miles east of San Francisco. This location follows several successful installations

Pegasus Solar receives patent for residential installation clamps

Pegasus Solar announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued the company a patent for its solar panel clamps for residential installations, which make the mounting process faster and easier than ever. U.S. Patent No. 9,660,570 is Pegasus’ third U.S. patent granted. Pegasus’ rail-free residential solar mounting systems use the clamps to secure solar panels

Solar FlexRack trackers to be used in a dozen Coldwell Solar installations

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced its solar pipeline agreement of 14 MW to install their TDP Turnkey Solar Trackers in twelve installations in California for Coldwell Solar. Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack said, “Coldwell Solar’s in-depth experience and proven track

Array Technologies partners with Affordable Solar on Facebook data center project

Array Technologies announced that it will partner with Affordable Solar to install trackers at Facebook’s upcoming data center located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Array Technologies is partnering with local companies to bring solar tracking power to Facebook’s new data center in New Mexico. Array has been selected to provide trackers for three 10 MW-AC

DPW Solar releases new rail-less mounting system

Maneuvering mounting rails can be the most demanding part of installing rooftop PV solar modules. But now installers can avoid that—and mount modules faster and easier—with the POWER DISK rail-less mounting system from Preformed Line Products’ DPW Solar. POWER DISK is a unique roof attachment that can go anywhere on residential rooftops. It does not

A look inside: Spice Solar system

A long-time Northern California solar installer, Barry Cinnamon was frustrated with residential installations. The rails were always cumbersome to him—loading them onto trucks, carrying them onto roofs, attaching panels to them. Back in 2002, he thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if the module frames could be the rack itself?” He patented the idea in 2004

Speed up asphalt shingle installs through solar mounting innovation

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common roofing style in America. They also are often the simplest roof style for installing solar—no tiles to lift, grind, accidently break or replace—but SolarRoofHook believes there are still opportunities to save time and money on these simple solar installations. Driving into wood One way to reduce install time