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REC Solar 355 Black
High efficiency heterojunction cell technology combined with a reinforced frame make this one of the best premium panels available at this price. REC panels feature industry leading technology at a competitive price.
Color: Black frame, white backsheet
Size: 120 half-cut cells
Heliene 300 Black
All black panels with superior aesthetic appearance ideally suited for residential rooftop applications. Heliene is a premium manufacturer and all modules produced at their Canadian and American factories meet the requirements for the Buy-American and American Recovery and Reinvestment Acts.
Color: Black frame, black backsheet
SMA Sunny Boy Inverter
Affordable inverters from an industry leader, the SMA Sunny Boy has the longest history out of any inverter we sell. It’s also the only grid-tie inverter with a Secure Power Supply, which can supply a limited amount of emergency power during a grid outage.
Peak Efficiency: 97.6%
Monitoring: Ethernet or wireless connection
Racking System – Roof or Ground?
A sturdy mount holds your system firmly in place and protects the components.
Roof mounts tend to cost less because they use your existing roof structure as foundational support. Ground mounts are more versatile: you can build them anywhere on your property, and point your panels directly at the sun so they operate at peak output.
Roof-mounted systems do not include the flashings or clamps required to attach the racking to your roof. Your roofing material will dictate what type of fasteners you will need:
Here’s what we recommend, based on your roofing material:
- Shingle Roofs: The IronRidge Flashfoot 2 is great for shingle roofs.
- Metal Roofs: S-5! makes clamps that work with standing seam, corrugated and trapezoidal metal roofs.
- Tile Roofs: Quick Mount offers tile hooks and tile replacements to match your roof design.
Ground mounts allow you to install panels anywhere on your property. The panels can be adjusted to face directly into the sun during peak hours, which ensures your system is as efficient as possible.
Adjustable pole mounts make sense if you live in an area that gets heavy snow. They can be set to a steeper tilt angle, which helps your panels shed snow in the winter. Pole mounts also raise your panels off the ground, which keeps them clear of snow banks that accumulate at ground level.
Pole mounts cost more than a fixed ground mount, but work wonders in the right situation.
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