July 22, 2011 § 1 Comment
Quite often we get calls at SES 21 USA from homeowners or installers who are struggling with some design issues: what to do about trees that shade or how to handle odd pitched roofs. A number of times we have seen people assume that they are not candidates for solar and give up quickly on the idea.
We recently had a resident call in with a bit of a tricky roof. As you can see in the photo his roof has many different pitches and the gables which cause shading in the late afternoon. A roof mount was definitely an option but the installer and customer decided on this ground mount system. The customer had the space for it, unobstructed by trees or other buildings. Plus he can really maximize his ability to produce solar power with this ground mount system. Did we mention the home is in very sunny South Texas!
Congrats to the homeowner and the installer for designing such an efficient and practical source of energy.
May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
Ever come back to your car and felt like you are taking a seat in the Sahara desert? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your car parked in the shade while you are at work? Schletter, our preferred manufacturer of mounting systems for solar PV systems designs and produces standardized as well as customized carport structures for commercial application.
Harvesting the energy from the sun, while having cars parked in the shade, just sounds like another one of solar’s various synergy effects.
Here is a great video telling the story of the installation of Schletter’s Solar Carport Park@Sol.
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Park@Sol is a commercially available carport structure designed to mount solar arrays. Complete with an optional charging stations, Park@Sol is the perfect solution to power EV automobiles and provide a power consumption offset during the high-demand hours.
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May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here are some new pictures of a ground-mount installation from Georgia! The whole system was built with SES 21 USA supplied material.
Solar System components:
- Turn your tractor parking structure into a solar power plant (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- Solyndra 30kW installation, Pasadena Independent School District, Texas (ses21usa.wordpress.com)
- Schletter Racks Up Market Share in PV Mounting Gear (greentechmedia.com)
December 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
Attendees from all areas of the solar industry, including roofers, electricians, solar installers and PV enthusiasts enjoyed two days of instructive discussions on solar design, product comparison and installation. The sold out workshop was offered in conjunction with Schletter, Inc., a leading manufacturer of solar mounting systems, and Kaco new energy, Inc, the second largest global manufacturer of solar electric inverters.
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