Looking to learn about an issue in-depth? Solar companies often publish white papers that take a deep dive into relevant subjects, providing information to installers and demonstrate a company’s expertise. Below are a few recent white papers we liked.
When dealing with seismic issues, which of these standards should be referenced: the IBC, ASCE, CBC or SEAOC? The solar industry has long struggled to develop a design methodology standard that mitigates seismic impact on low-sloped rooftop PV systems. However, recent technical publications and enhanced design methodologies have provided solutions to this difficult issue. This white paper from Ecolibrium Solar explains the technical aspects and provides insight into the near future.
Foundation selection is critical for a cost-effective installation of ground-mounted PV support structures. Inadequate investigation of subsurface conditions can lead to selection of the wrong foundation type and can result in costly change orders and delays to the job completion date. This white paper from GameChange Racking details how to conduct a proper investigation.
“The Importance Of Reliable Solar Mounting Systems,” co-authored by Cinnamon Solar, Solar Marketing Group, HatiCon Solar, Quick Mount PV and Orion Solar Racking, details information about how to ensure long-lasting and safe solar roof mounts. The information is based on the companies’ collective experience and the detailed study of 20 decade-old rooftop installations.
Galling is a misunderstood phenomena that few take the time to learn about. This white paper from DPW Solar will help you and your employees understand galling – not only how and why it occurs, but also how to prevent it.