Solar Roof Articles

  • The steps for installing a solar racking system

    You’ve decided to go solar and plan to install a solar PV system on your rooftop. Let’s get into the necessary steps needed to install the solar racking system onto your roof in order to start reaping the benefits of your new solar-paneled roof. First, you need to make sure that your roof is strong enough for solar installation and to support the weight of the solar panels. Inspecting ...


    By KB Racking

  • The Solar Industry Keeps Growing

    For the last 10 years, Roller Die + Forming has been making parts for solar racking companies. We’ve watched the solar electricity industry grow from its infancy to helping put solar on roofs, in fields, and in huge solar farms. Since the introduction of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in 2005, and its subsequent extensions, the installation of solar in residential, commercial, and ...


    By Roller Die + Forming

  • Featured Installs, Cattani Project - Case Study

    Cattani are an Internationally renowned engineering company based in Thornbury, Victoria. They specialise in suction systems and oil free compressors. Their warehousing facility has a varied amount of energy use that requires a fair amount of electricity. Nu Energy installed a solar system across Cattani’s three separate roof spaces on the same block. Monitoring has also enabled Cattani to ...


    By Nu Energy

  • Your Specac update from David Smith

    At Specac, we’ve just begun our 49thyear, and it promises to be another exciting one. Within the next month, we’re relocating our UK headquarters 1km along the road to a brand-new facility in Orpington, South-East London. It’s still being fitted out as I write this. The Science and Innovation Centre will offer us greater assembly capacity, more ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Commonwealth Charter Academy - Case Study

    Location:Harrisburg, PA Project Size:500,000 kWh Solar Renewable Energy LLC installed EcoFoot5D 5-Degree Racking system on the flat-roof portion of this 1,080 solar panel project on Commonwealth Charter Academy's (CCA) roof . The total system will produce approximately 500,000 kWh annually, which will provide one-third of the electricity consumption at ...


    By Ecolibrium Solar

  • Oak Ridge Solar Park, TN - Ground-Mounted Tracker Projects - Case Study

    The dual-axis-tracker project in the Oak Ridge Heritage Center is part of the worldwide “dena Solar Roofs Program” coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“. ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for the Middle East Case Study

    Lower your electricity bills while helping build a sustainable future The experienced team at SolarReserve Dubai can help your business take advantage of the benefits of solar energy without the need for the upfront capital outlay. SolarReserve provides turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, carport and ground-mounted solutions to commercial and industrial businesses that will significantly ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for South Africa Case Study

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY FUTURE WITH CLEAN, RELIABLE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION. SolarReserve’s Energy Solutions division in South Africa provides turnkey, grid-tied and off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, ground-mounted, and carport solutions to South African commercial and industrial entities that will significantly reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint, and ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Zayed Sustainability Prize Oceania Finalist – Tension Woods College Case Study

    The Zayed Sustainability Prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability recognising the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. A number of Australian and New Zealand schools have become Oceania finalists and winners in the ...

  • The future of Solar Power

    When you think of renewable energies, what do you think of? Hydro power? Wind energy? In fact, they have proven to be the most popular in recent years. Hydro power in its current form is the cheapest of the renewable energies. Wind power is the fastest growing. However, there is a renewable energy that is far more versatile ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • 2.4MW Roof Mounted Photovoltaic Systems Install Hawaii Airport Case Study

    The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division has partnered with REC Solar to install roof mounted photovoltaic systems at their two largest facilities–Honolulu International and Kahului Airports. The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, in conjunction with the State of Hawaii and The US Department of Energy, have set goals to achieve an astounding 70% clean energy by ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • Westside Baptist Church Power Production Management Project - Case Study

    Challenge Westside Baptist Church wanted to utilize unused roof space on two large buildings. Solution 315 kilowatts of solar was installed in ...

  • Jacobs Halls, UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Case Study

    Rooftop - Size: 50KW - GxB 300W Jacobs Hall is the brand new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the College of Engineering. The building was built to embody the values of the institute itself: “a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn design innovation by doing design innovation.” Now, it has an ...


    By Sunpreme, Inc.

  • Inauguration of an innovative foldable solar roof in Switzerland

    Since September 7, 2017, an innovative solar roof of the public utility “IBC Energie Wasser Chur” has supplied the municipal sewage treatment plant with renewable energy. HORIZON is a movable light weight construction system which can be folded and is based on ropeway technology. The modules can be retracted automatically and thus are best protected ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Why Choose KB Racking for Your Solar Installation?

    Are you planning on making your organization more energy efficient and eco-friendly? If so, the team at KB Racking can deliver a dependable solution. Our solar racking systems are a great way to future-proof your commercial operations, designed for a wide range of use cases. Let’s go over some key reasons why choosing KB Racking for your solar installation is a sound ...


    By KB Racking

  • Case study - 12 Panel Solar PV Greenhouse

    Cambridge System kWp: 1.08 Area: 16.32 m2 Inverter: Soladin 600 Modules Used: PS-C Transparent Polysolar supplied and installed the world's first solar PV greenhouse for a long standing customer in Cambridge. The build was provided alongside our partners at Cambridge Glasshouse. Polysolar and our partners Cambridge Glasshouse designed a seamless turnkey solution for ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - Rain Screen

    Gloucestershire System kWp: 0.6 Area: 8.53 m2 Inverter: Soladin 600 Modules Used: PS-A Opaque Polysolar were approached by the customer for a unique one off project to provide a vertical mounted facade on the South facing side of the house due to a lack of available roof space. Objective: Provide a presumed first ever domestic solar facade to boost the customers ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - Glass Roof

    Glass roof - Donnington Park Hotel System kWp: 7.68 Area: 86 m2 Inverter: Fronius IG Plus 60V-1 Modules Used: PS-CT-64 20% transparent Polysolar helped design a fully integrated transparent PV roof on a new build garage in Leicestershire using our new PS-CT 20% transparent panels and GB-SOL RIS system. Objective: Provide a fully integrated transparent solar PV roof ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • What can blockchain do for the environment?

    “A lot of crypto-currency proponents say that blockchains are going to save the planet. Well, I just can’t see it.” This is not the resounding endorsement you might expect from widely acknowledged blockchain expert Michael Mainelli for the technology most famously associated with the internet-based currency known as Bitcoin. ...


    By Ensia

  • Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness

    Our award winning Research & Development team has been busy putting more innovative ideas into reality.  Our latest concept is now moving into production - The Solar ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

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