Solar Builder

SEP-OCT 2017

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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48 S E P T E M B E R / O C TO B E R 2 0 1 7 If you missed Intersolar, you missed the debut of the world's first inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV ) charger from SolarEdge. By supple- menting grid power with PV power, SolarEdge says the Level 2 EV charger offers charging up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger with its innovative solar boost mode. SolarEdge's HD-Wave inverter, once integrated with an EV charger, will not only provide the existing man- agement and monitoring of solar production, but will also enable EV charging from a single invert- er and dashboard. The combined solution will offer considerable cost savings on both hardware and labor by eliminating the need for additional conduit, wiring and breaker installation. Booth 3741. What's the biggest thing to happen in tile since, well, tile? At SPI, the EcoFasten Solar team will show you its new SimpleTile-RB (pictured). EcoFasten Solar engineers have field-tested half a dozen iterations. They tested for uplift. They tested for shear. They tested for ease of use. SimpleTile- RB employs EcoFasten's patented, watertight compression technology so you can be confident that your installs will maintain the integrity of the roof. You will have to see the new attachment method and new approach to base and flash- ing alignment for yourself. Booth 4643. SunModo's new TopTile Mount System anchors solar racking entirely above the tiles, which spares the installer needing to disrupt tiles, remove battens, damage underlay- ment or leave leak-prone holes or fasteners. The TopTile Mount System features three mounting options that secure panels 4-7 in. above the tile surface, using stanchions with water-proof sealing washers and moldable flashing. Booth 1108. NEW WAYS TO INSTALL ON TILE SPI Preview Inverter + EV charger Today's tight deadlines require reliable turn-key services. Leveraging more than 85 years of experience in the commercial design-build specialty structures market, RBI Solar works with its clients to identify the most economical, durable and robust solar structures. Its services include complete signed and sealed engineering drawings for all 50 states, high-tech manufacturing, nationwide installation and end-to-end technical support to help you solve the toughest challenges in the industry. Booth 2709. Key to project success

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