Posts Tagged ‘Ballasted’

ASCE 7-16 AFFECTS ALMOST EVERY SOLAR PROJECT — WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

*Wind map images used with the permission of the Applied Technology Council (ATC) After years in the making, The American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest set of guidelines, ASCE/SEI 7-16, has now taken effect. These guidelines set forth a number of changes which contractors should take into account when designing and installing residential and commercial […]

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Customers First: Expect More From Your Commercial Solar Racking Partner

Because commercial installations can be massive undertakings, it’s critical to have the right partners on board to ensure projects’ smooth completions. Commercial installations are often one-time or limited-series events, making it difficult to build a pipeline for success. “Commercial solar project planners should be looking for more from their racking partners,” says Brandon Carrasco, Director […]

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Seismic Guidelines for PV Installations

Written by Anne Fischer The Los Angeles Community College System in California (US) was all set to go with a huge solar installation, but the designs were scrapped because the arrays were going to be built above seismic faults. The problem may not have been that installing solar equipment in seismic areas is inherently life […]

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