What follows are the Top Solar Mounting Products for 2016. From flat roof, sloped roof, ground-mount, tracking and carport designs, the mounting category is our most popular. We have unique ballasted solutions, rail-less designs and complete pallet systems. Take a look at this year’s innovative products within racking and mounting.
Ecolibrium Solar EcoFoot3
EcoFoot3, the all new ballasted racking system from Ecolibrium Solar, combines the ease of install and low part count of a modular system with improved roof loading and lower ballast from increased structural rigidity. With optimized wind tunnel testing and flexible layout design, EcoFoot3 achieves a lower psf on the roof.
Orion Solar Racking Belt Ballasted Mount Solution
Orion’s Belt system is a unique UL-listed, wind tunnel-tested, pre-assembled, rail-less design, consisting of only three main components: ballast pan, brackets and interconnect-belts. Despite its simplicity, it retains the rigidity and structural integrity to provide an innovative and versatile solution for any flat roof. Available options include 0° to 15° tilt, penetration and east-west.
S-5! S-5-PV Kit
The S-5-PV Kit is one of the first solar module mounting solutions to be listed to the new UL subject 2703 that covers both bonding and mounting. The S-5-PV Kit fits two grab components. The universal PV grab attaches adjacent panels, while the EdgeGrab cleanly resolves end condition requirements.
Sollega FastRack String Inverter Mount
Quickly mount most string inverters, combiner boxes and disconnects with this American-made simple solar solution for flat-roof or ground-mounted PV installations. The Sollega FastRack String Inverter Mount features a 20° tilt, ballast and mechanical attachment options, as well as flexible rail configurations.
SunModo EZ SunBeam System
By spanning over obstacles, EZ SunBeam takes full advantage of roof space to maximize system size, increasing ROI. Its aluminum construction reduces stress on the building structure while withstanding wind loads and salty air. As a permanent part of the building, it eliminates any abrasions, moss build-up and need of system removal for roof repair or re-roofing.
Advanced Racking Solutions Total Roof Platform
The Total Roof Platform (TRP) standardizes rooftop mounting hardware. It simplifies the ordering, installation and management of PV racking hardware. By creating and validating a mounting system approach to fit all types of roof tops—shingle, metal and flat—racking hardware is now much simpler.
DPW Solar (Preformed Line Products) Power Disk
The new Power Disk is a cost effective, rail-less residential mounting system that reduces overall installation time. The preassembled unit includes butyl mastic and roof gripping fasteners allowing the Power Disk to be placed anywhere on the roof deck. An innovative rotating disk offers a faster leveling of solar modules.
EcoFasten Solar GreenFasten
The GreenFasten system uses the patented, watertight technology EcoFasten Solar is known for. With a single attachment point, GreenFasten delivers the easiest, fastest install in the industry while maintaining the integrity of the roof. The top installers in North America rely on it. Backed by IAPMO. Made in the USA.
Everest Solar Systems CrossRail Shared Rail System
CrossRail Shared Rail uses fewer rails resulting in fewer roof attachments, saving money and time on labor and material. To simplify installation, our innovative slide bracket provides north-south adjustability for easy module alignment. For an aesthetically pleasing look, our array skirt and end caps give the system a finished look.
Magerack MageMount Rail-Less Solar Mounting System
MageMount is a rail-less solar mounting system installed like a rail-based solar mounting system with separate roof attachments and interlocking module connectors. It provides complete solar mounting solutions with roof attachments for all roof types at lower cost and reduced installation time with familiar and fewer components.
Mounting Systems Element
Reduce installation and shipping costs for pitched-roof systems by going rail-free with Mounting Systems’ newest racking solution, Element. With fewer parts and pre-assembled components, installation is fast, shipping costs are low, and logistics are simplified. Element’s rail-free design features active water diversion and die-cast aluminum for superior durability and rigidity.
Pegasus Solar LightSpeed Mounting System
Pegasus Solar designs, manufactures and sells LightSpeed Mount rail-free residential solar mounting systems for composite and tile roofs. LightSpeed Mount combines elegant simplicity with a robust, flexible design that enables fast, high-quality installations and unbeatable value. The system is designed to exceed homeowner expectations in quality, waterproofing and aesthetics.
Quick Mount PV Tile Replacement Mount
The Tile Replacement Mount provides a fast and easy way to install solar on tile roofs while protecting against water intrusion. The Tile Replacement Mount eliminates messy and time-consuming tile grinding and cutting. It also creates replacement tiles on the job. Works with Flat, S and W shaped tiles and all standard rail-based racking systems.
Roof Tech RT E Mount AIR
E Mount Air: A Rail-less PV mounting system for pitched asphalt roofs. It clamps the array directly to the roof structure or roof sheathing, fastened with 5-mm stainless wood screws. Its all-in-one design comes with an ICC-evaluated Integrated Flashing, UL 2703 and P.E. stamped letters ready for 32 states.
Schletter Rapid5K Module Clamp
Schletter’s Rapid5K module clamp is based on the proven design of our Rapid2+, but is now more compact. The new clamp meets the latest UL 2703 requirements for higher AMP loading thereby creating a safer system. It also provides the quickest option for mounting modules and is completely integrated with a standard grounding feature.
SnapNrack Universal Array Skirt
SnapNrack’s new array skirt enhances the superior aesthetics of the innovative Series 100 racking system. The Universal End Clamps allow the rails to be trimmed flush with the array, while snap-in hardware and the integral wire channel of our rails conceal unsightly wires while resulting in overall labor savings.
SolarGripz offer affordable solar mounting solutions for Metal roofs. Rather than penetrating the roof, our SolarGripz clamp down under the rolled seal, resulting in a secure hold. SolarRoofHook’s SolarGripz are easy to connect and install, making them the best new mounting solution for metal roofs.
Solar Clam-P A-Beam
The A-Beam is the most complete component in the solar mounting industry. Features fully integrated flashing slot, snap-on skirt grooves, J-Box plate attachment, conduit attachment, one or two panel clamping, north-south adjustability and—the money maker—on-the-fly leveling. All in one compact part.
Solar SpeedRack HRS160
The HRS160 is an innovative hybrid solar racking system designed for the installation of PV modules. This unique racking system can install in standard or shared rail configurations. This can save up to 55% fewer roof penetrations, up to 24% less parts and installs up to 33% faster.
Solar Warehouse SWH SS05 Roof Hook
The SWH SS05 Roof Hook provides a wide range of height and lateral adjustment and sub-flashing and extension options to accommodate all types of tile roof installations. Complete SWH solar racking offers end-to-end self-grounding capabilities and are UL 2703 Ed1 & UL 467 listed and Class A fire rated.
Spice Solar Built-In Racking
Spice Solar makes rooftop installation faster and less expensive than ordinary racking and “rackless” systems by integrating the racking into the module frame. Spice Solar is the only technology that quickly connects and grounds modules in all orientations and roof types, with industry-standard roof mounts, flashings and tile hooks for unprecedented strength.
Unirac SUNFRAME MICRORAIL (SFM)
SUNFRAME MICRORAIL (SFM) includes a structural front Trimrail for fastest array alignment and superior aesthetics. Minimize total labor with pre-assembled parts, integrated bonding hardware and one tool installation. Compact packaging lowers logistics costs from the warehouse to the roof. Patented mounting components provide post-install height adjustment and allow for removal of individual panels for maintenance.
Zilla Double Stud XL Flashing — Sheathing Attachment
Reduces rooftop solar installation costs by eliminating the time required to identify rafters, eliminating the need for pre-installation prep work and allowing for the standardization of design from one project to the next regardless of the underlying structure. Installs with standard tools and hardware providing a strong, watertight attachment.
Brilliant Rack is a customizable, fixed-tilt racking solution with multiple foundation options designed to fortify and simplify ground-mount solar projects. The Xpress Mount racking enables teams to install up to 14 panels at once, accelerating installation while reducing project costs. Brilliant Rack has the industry’s first “no change order” price guarantee.
GameChange Solar Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground System
GameChange’s Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground System is the fastest installing ballasted ground system with self-leveling technology. Industry’s longest spans and fewest foundations. Substantial labor savings by eliminating moving and shimming heavy, precast blocks. Patent-pending articulating purlin connections to navigate up to 15% terrain slopes. Supports all modules. Integrated grounding and wire management.
Nuance Energy Group Osprey PowerPlatform
The Osprey PowerPlatform is revolutionizing how solar ground mount structures are engineered and rapidly installed. No geo-technical report. No heavy equipment. No piers or foundations. No concrete. Made of galvanized steel, proprietary modular units assemble easily, deploy in minutes and scale from one to thousands. Lowest labor installation cost ($.015/watt).
RBI Solar Next Generation Ground Mount Solution
Utility and commercial ground-mount solar projects, while worthwhile investments, are frequently associated with high upfront costs. To combat this hurdle, RBI Solar developed a solution to make ground-mount solar installation more affordable for utility-scale and commercial projects. The next generation ground-mount solution uses less steel while maintaining optimum strength.
TF2 is a fixed-tilt ground mount racking solution that leverages TerraSmart’s proprietary ground screw foundation to work with any soil condition. TerraSmart focused on the installation process to ensure TF2 offered large efficiencies for in-field teams. TerraSmart’s installation machinery provides a precisely installed foundation. State-of-the-art surveying, rock drilling and installation equipment removes project risks.
AllEarth Tracker Complete Pallet System
The AllEarth Tracker complete pallet system allows for simplified shipping of the dual-axis solar tracker to the installer or job site. The system vastly simplifies supply chain management and installation by including the materials necessary for installation. The pre-engineered 20- or 24-module systems are designed for residential and commercial customers.
Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ v3
DuraTrack HZ v3 gives solar contractors a differentiated speed of installation due to its streamlined design, showcasing the industry’s first single-bolt per module clamp for trackers. ATI’s design philosophy is based on engineered simplicity and flexibility, resulting in the lowest installed cost and the best long-term returns, proven over 27 years and more than 6 GW of installations.
Dunkermotoren Advanced Tracking Solutions
Dunkermotor has redefined its Solar Tracker Motor (STM) portfolio to cater to the PV, CPV and CSP market segments more distinctly. The company’s motion solutions for solar trackers get smarter and provide lower total cost of ownership thanks to all-in-one design. The STM products pack motor, gear, controller, fieldbus and optional integrated inclinometer in one completely sealed unit.
Exosun Exotrack HZ V.2
Exotrack HZ is a horizontal single-axis tracker with the best LCOE for ground mounted solar plants. Simple, robust and flexible, Exotrack HZ enables smooth and fast project deployment, high long-term performance and minimal O&M. Multiple tracker configurations are available to meet different project needs and specificities.
NEXTracker NX Fusion
NX Fusion incorporates the NX Horizon tracker, string inverter, PV modules, DC wire harness, UPS, piers and a sophisticated monitoring and control system—all supported by NEXTracker’s expert services. NX Fusion reduces design and logistics challenges, accelerates procurement and construction and delivers cost savings, scalability and maximum performance for ground-mounted PV systems.
Solar FlexRack TDP Turnkey Tracker
The TDP Turnkey Tracker puts a team of experts at your service. Bundling a full suite of project services, from preliminary design, geotechnical engineering, and construction and commissioning, with its best-in-class tracker, Solar FlexRack simplifies commercial and utility-scale project management. TDP Turnkey Trackers reduce project installation costs and risks.
SunLink TechTrack Distributed
SunLink’s TechTrack Distributed single-axis tracker features dynamic design, unrivaled site flexibility and reductions in total project costs. The system reacts intelligently to real-time conditions to increase generation and reduce risk. PowerCare installation and O&M services and SunLink’s VERTEX project intelligence platform further enable cost reductions and maximum lifetime energy production.
Baja Carports Solar Support Systems
Baja Carports specializes in the turnkey development of high-tensile, light gauge steel structures that serve as a mainframe for solar energy projects, generating both electricity and revenue while providing shade and protection. Solar Support Systems are designed to support solar panels with a proprietary attachment integrated into projects nationwide.
Orion Carport Systems & Construction TITAN Tee Cantilever
Orion Carport Systems offer cost-effective and innovative solar canopy designs for a wide variety of parking environments, including elementary schools and universities (DSA approved). Orion’s latest offering rivals all carport competitors. From design to engineering, supply and install, Orion provides fast and easy module installation for all your commercial application needs.