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1. mounting components 1

  1. 1. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Solar EnergyMounting Components & Systems (Part 1) Moe Shahram, Physicist/EE President, SolarBreeze Technology Inc.
  2. 2. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Mounting Components•  Ground Mount –  Fixed ✔ –  Tracking •  Single axis •  Multi axis•  Roof Mount ✔ –  Flat (many options) –  Tilt (many options)
  3. 3. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comGround Mount
  4. 4. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comFixed Ground Mount
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  6. 6. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Mounting Code Compliances•  Design Loads (ASCE7-05)( American Society of Civil Engineers)•  IBC (international Bldg Code)•  Types of Load: –  Wind sheer calculation –  Dead –  Snow –  Seismic load
  7. 7. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Wind•  Exposure category•  Basic Wind speed (mph)•  Height (ft)
  8. 8. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Wind Exposure Category•  B: urban & suburban areas, wooded areas, terrain with closely spaced obstructions having size of single family dwellings•  C: Open terrain with scattered obstruction having heights less that 30 ft•  D: Flat unobstructed areas outside hurricane prone regions.
  9. 9. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com PV Rail Spans & point loads•  Determine Design wind Loads•  Select Rail Type & Span•  Determine Point Loads –  Load (lb per sq-ft) –  Distributed Load (lb per linear foot) –  Point Load (lb)
  10. 10. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Data Needed•  Basic Wind Speed•  Building Height•  Effective Wind Area (sf) = minimum total continuous area of modules being installed•  Roof Zone•  Roof Zone Set Back Length•  Roof Pitch•  Exposure Category•  Least of Building Length or Width•  Topographic Factor
  11. 11. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Material Selection•  Many Options are available•  Examples include but not limited to: –  Unirac –  Professional Solar –  Conergy –  Sharp SRS –  Quickmount –  Thompson Technologies –  Etc.
  12. 12. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Material Selection•  Use Racking part specifically designed for Solar (avoid homemade racking)•  Use UL listed material for Grounding lugs•  Use water tight conduit couplings, Junction and combiner boxes•  Use appropriate wiring- USE-2/RHW –  High temp, wet, inside conduit
  13. 13. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comLot plan
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  17. 17. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comEngineering Documents
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  29. 29. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comTo the Job site
  30. 30. Drilling A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com
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  32. 32. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comTrenching
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  34. 34. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comConduits
  35. 35. Frame Setup A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com
  36. 36. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comFrame Setup & Leveling
  37. 37. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comPoles & Concrete
  38. 38. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comRacking Setup
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  41. 41. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comInstall PV Panels
  42. 42. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comModule Mount & Torques
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  44. 44. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comWiring & Grounding
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  52. 52. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.com Some Mounting Solutions•  UniRac•  Quick Mount PV•  Pro solar•  Sunlink
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  58. 58. A Renewable Energy & Consulting Company www.solarbt.comBallasted Solution
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