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Best Solar Panel Mounts & Racking Products (2020 Edition)

A solar panel mount (or solar racking system) is the foundation that holds your solar array in place. Mounts are used to attach solar panels to the roof, ground, or another surface on your property. With proper installation, a sturdy mount secures your panels in harsh weather and protects your investment. In this article, we’ll … Continued

Tilt & Azimuth Angle: Finding the Optimal Angle to Mount Your Solar Panels

Welcome to another entry in our ongoing Solar 101 series. Today we’re going to explain how to mount your solar panels to get the most energy from them. Let’s start with two key terms: elevation angle and azimuth angle (commonly shortened to “angle” and “azimuth” for brevity). Elevation Angle: The vertical tilt of your panels. … Continued

Should You Buy a Solar Tracker? (No, Probably Not)

Solar trackers are a special kind of solar mount that automatically follow the position of the sun in the sky. The purpose of trackers is to maximize the output from your solar panels. Trackers automatically adjust your panels so they always face directly at the sun and get the most possible exposure year-round. It sounds … Continued

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Installing Ground-Mount Solar

If you’ve read about the state & local incentives to go solar and maybe even looked into our free solar cost calculators, you’re likely convinced – going solar is a terrific investment. But once you’ve made the decision to purchase a solar system, that’s when the real questions begin. If you’re a homeowner that has … Continued

Customers’ Biggest Questions About Rooftop Solar Panels Answered

According to data from Consumer Reports, more residential homeowners are opting for solar power than ever before. From 2010-2015 the number of residential solar PV installations increased dramatically. I surveyed three consumers who recently made the switch from PG&E power to sun energy, and they all said the same thing – their biggest concern during the purchasing … Continued

[Videos] Become a Ground Mount Installing Pro: Beginner and Advanced IronRidge Videos

Finally gain the confidence you’ve been looking for! Our Friends at IronRidge want you to be a Ground Mount expert. In these 2 detailed videos you will learn the basic and advanced approaches to installing your Ground Mount solar foundation. Intro to Ground-based & IronRidge Design Assistant Ground Mounted solar arrays often appear very simple, … Continued

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Mounting Your Solar Panels

Your solar power system is only as good as the racking it’s mounted on. You want to get the most durable, effective, flexible racking for your panels, while also keeping in mind several important factors that can make or break your project. So before you start installing, make sure you’ve considered the following important aspects … Continued