Solar panel mounts do more than hold your panels in place. Racking provides a solid foundation for your system.
When properly installed, a roof mounted system can last for decades. And ground mounts can be adjusted to face your panels directly into the sun, squeezing as much efficiency as possible from your array.
The racking system you use depends on the goals and constraints of your project. For an in-depth comparison, take a look at our ground mount vs. roof mount guide. Here’s the quick rundown:
A roof mount is a great option if your roof is sun-exposed and in good condition. It’s important to choose high quality components for a long-lasting, weatherproof installation.
You’ll need flashings, clamps or tile hooks to attach the racks to your rooftop. There are various options depending on your racking and type of roof (shingle, metal, or tile.)
Flat rooftops (or low slope roofs) can use similar racking hardware with tilt legs to achieve an appropriate angle. There are also ballasted racking systems, which aren’t drilled into the roof at all, but instead are weighted down with blocks.
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Ground Mounts allow you to pick the optimal tilt angle in a south-facing direction. A standard ground mount is built on a structure of steel pipe and concrete at a fixed-tilt angle.
Pole Mounts allow you to adjust the tilt angle to maximize your power output throughout the seasons. A steeper tilt angle captures more power in the winter and also sheds snow off the panels. Pole mounts can be installed above foliage & snow banks to keep the panels clear of debris.
Trackers are pole-mounted racks that follow the sun to maximize daily production. Trackers are the most expensive option, and require maintenance, due to the complexity and moving parts. Trackers are mainly used for large utility-scale PV installations. Residential systems are typically better off installing a few extra panels on a fixed array.
Solarland Mounting Kits have been specifically developed for use with the Solarland SLP Series Panels. These mounts are universal in design and can easily be adapted to work with most other solar panel brands. All Solarland Flat Surface and Pole Mount Kits are made using rust free Aluminum and come complete with all required stainless steel hardware. The Solarland Marine Mounts are specifically designed using stainless steel components to handle the rigorous challenges of the marine applications.
Iron Ridge packs 25% more wattage on the same sub-structure. The signature curved rail, the XR is available in three sizes. The new FlashFoot eliminates the need for seperate standoffs, flashings and L feet.
Montana Solar pole mounts are designed for standard 60 or 72-cell modules and can be customized for a variety of options and site requirements.
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The welds are strong and professional, edges are clean and deburred, metal parts are substantial and robust, bolt holes line up the way they should. General Specialties UPM mounts are characterized by heavy-duty construction, ease of assembly, and are easy to adjust for seasonal tilt angle. If you have worked with other mounts, you can really appreciate the ease of adjustment that General Specialties solar panel mounts offer.
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|9110025||Fits panel sizes: A, B, C, D|| |
|9110020||Fits panel sizes: A, B|| |
|9110043||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110021||Fits panel sizes: A, B, C|| |
|9110030||Fits panel sizes: C|| |
|9110044||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110032||Fits panel sizes: A, B|| |
|9110022||Fits panel sizes: A, B, C|| |
|9110023||Fits panel sizes: A, B, C|| |
|9110046||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110070||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110026||Fits panel sizes: C|| |
|9110024||Fits panel sizes: C|| |
|9110080||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110029||Fits panel sizes: C|| |
|9110071||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110028||Fits panel sizes: C|| |
|9110031||Fits panel sizes: A|| |
|9110033||Fits panel sizes: A, B|| |
|9110035||Fits panel sizes: B, C|| |
|9110042||Fits panel sizes: D|| |
|9110048||Fits panel sizes: D|| |