Solar Builder

SEP-OCT 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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44 S E P T E M B E R / O C TO B E R 2 0 1 8 Factory-Direct Racking OMCO Solar is the one-source partner with end-to-end manufacturing capabilities that's changing the speed and cost of solar construction, and its factory-direct, Field-Fast mounting system reduces labor, cuts build-time and costs developers less at every stage of construction. On-site delivery consists of seven bill of materials items per rack and integrated factory pre- assembled components makes for simplified staging and a 35 percent faster total installation. Field-Fast mounting systems have an 85 percent labor efficiency with two-man teams able to construct seven racks per hour from ground-level with no heavy-lifting equipment. Plus, Field-Fast works with any framed module, including First Solar Series 6. Booth 126 HellermannTyton is debuting a high-performance Button Mount with Solar Tie and Locking Clamp. The two products fit the predrilled mounting holes of most solar modules and are rated for extended life in demanding outdoor envi- ronments. The Button Mount with Solar Tie fits most module holes and requires zero insertion force. Once placed through the module's frame, installers can insert the included Solar Tie through the mount on the frame's opposite surface. The Locking Clamp fully closes and locks over one to four PV cables. This fas- tener features an integrated fir tree mount for easy installation and includes a saddle for adding an optional Solar Tie and extending its bundle capacity. Designed with single-axis trackers in mind, it demonstrates exceptional extrac- tion resistance. Both products fit holes from 9x12 to 9x14 mm and can manage several cables. Booth 2850 Maximize Yields Featured in-depth in our previous print issue, the TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker offers solar design engineers a high performance Solar FlexRack Tracker option to maximize energy yield, whatever the site requirements. Designed with BalanceTrac technology for easier, safer installation and greater longevity, the TDP 2.0 Tracker can be installed with 1,000- or 1,500-V thin-film or crystalline modules. With up to 90 modules per row, the ability to install shorter piles and lower per-unit fixed costs for balance of system, TDP 2.0 reduces project installation costs. Booth 1212 Extreme-Duty Fasteners SPI 2018

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