13 Sep '13, 5pm

Listen Up: The Ins and Outs of Solar Racking

he solar industry has evolved quite far from the crude galvanized steel struts that were directly screwed to the roof, to which solar modules were bolted. Current best practices call for all aluminum and stainless steel mounting systems, carefully lagged to the roof support structure. Moreover, these new systems have fewer components, are easier to install, and sometimes include integrated wire management and grounding features. Specialized roof attachment components designed for almost every conceivable roof type are commonplace, and many of these components have integrated flashings to prevent leaks. In this week's Energy Show, David Briggs, VP of Marketing for IronRidge, talks about the importance of reliable, durable, and safe solar panel racking systems. He'll start out with the basics of racking systems, and then dive into the details of waterproof roof penetrations,...

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