Solar Builder

MAY-JUN 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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6 Editor's Message 8 News 18 BOS 22 Modules 54 PV Pointer 4 M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 8 27 We Shift You Not Ground-mount solar without piles? Nuance Energy shows us the way. By Chris Crowell 30 Curve Stomped How NEXTracker's tracker-plus-storage strategy eliminates the duck curve. By Chris Crowell 32 Barrier to Entry Standard Solar shares its latest commercial solar success: spray foam. By Chris Crowell 34 Protection Plan Everything you need to know about protecting a commercial roof during a PV installation. By Peter Corsi 38 Degrees of Separation How to mount commercial rooftop PV systems to maximize energy. By Chris Crowell 42 The Replacements New solar mounts for tile rooftops cut labor costs, avoid OSHA issues. By Charles W. Thurston Features Departments IN THE ISSUE M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 8 53 Win a YETI COOLER One lucky subscriber will win YETI 45 cooler.

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