Below are photos of different designs of solar panel mounting racks. Most
of the time the style used is customer preference or project specifications.
Aesthetics, performance, wind rating requirements, or local conditions
(tree height, building shading, etc) dictates a particular rack style. When
quoting a project, please let us know if you have a specific type you’d prefer.
Specification sheets are available upon request.
TOP-OF-POLE: two styles
This mounting rack is like a roof over the top of the pole. The rack is secured to
the pole side, not on the top. The pole requires a cap.
The post top style uses a slip fitter that sits on top of the pole. It’s secured
to the pole top with set screws.
The side-of-pole rack is exactly that. Knee braces are used for additional support.
SOLAR PANEL MOUNTING RACKS
Since solar panel racks come in a variety of styles, the easiest way to get your installation questions answered is to click on the appropriate manufacturer’s link below.
IRONRIDGE Installation Manual
Typically above the 40th parallel a solar panel is angled at 60 degrees. Below the 40th parallel, the solar panel tends to be positioned at a 45 degree angle. Once in awhile a specification requires something different.
The 40th parallel north passes through: CA, NV, UT, CO, NE/KS border, MO, IL, IN, OH, WV, PA and NJ.