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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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 47 Simple Carport System Quest Renewables is introducing a new entry to the solar carport market: the QuadPod double cantilever. In the earliest iterations of solar carports, construction companies installed solar panels atop existing covered parking structures, but with QuadPod, local EPCs can assemble and construct systems themselves, saving on markup of the foundations and of the assembly and construction. The construction is straight forward and repeatable, and most EPCs' source foundation, construc- tion and electrical labor locally, enabling them to extract the most value from their projects. The double cantilever has a standard 14x13 configuration for areas below 30 psf of snow and a 12x12 configuration for areas with 30 psf of snow and above. With just three foundations per 100 kW, the QuadPod double cantilever can easily be applied to any parking lot configuration regardless of parking spot width or drive aisle dimensions. Unlike traditional solar canopies, 90 percent of QuadPod's construction takes place on the ground, inclusive of module and inverter wiring. After the on-the- ground assembly, electrical and lighting, the canopies are lifted by crane for final installation, minimizing overhead work and optimizing worksite safety. The mechanical and electrical workers get a safer construction environment, and the Quest team says the cost of the crane is more than made up by the efficiency gained. Booth 120 Click to install Designed and manufactured by Esdec, Holland's largest solar mounting system company with over 1.5 GW installed worldwide, FlatFix Fusion enables quick and easy mounting of solar panels onto any f lat roof. Racking components, including bonding straps, are assembled by push fitting into a locked position without the need for tools. The product is clicked together to form an interconnected, solid structure, resulting in rapid installation speed. It is an extremely lightweight, low ballasted system suit- able for PVC, bitumen, EPDM, gluing and screw- ing to a roof membrane. The product is available with both ballast and ballast-free options and can be specified with both silver and black clamps in either a south and east/west orientation with all cable management included. Booth 378 N-type high-performance REC Group launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry. This is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design and promises excellent power output of up to a 330-W peak. The production of n-type mono cells kicked off at the end of June in REC's brand-new industry 4.0 manufacturing building in Singapore. The first N-Peak modules rolled off the line in August. Booth 2826 SPI 2018

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