Solar Roof Talk Episode 7- Wire management for rooftop PV arrays

Back from Solar Power International in Vegas, Jeff and Sue chat with guest speaker Nick Korth, product marketing manager of Renewable Energies for HellermannTyton, to discuss best practices of wire management for rooftop PV arrays. Nick is also host of the “Beyond the Planet” webinar series, which addresses topics such as how weather impacts PV systems.

This week’s topics include:

  • Edge clips vs straps (cable ties)
  • Trunk vs PV cable mgmnt
  • Managing large cable bundles
  • Conduit and roof transition boxes
  • Rail based VS Rail free
  • Metal vs plastic
  • Plastic cable tie life
  • Ratings Hours exposure
  • Codes and Standards language and requirements are modest and lacking in guidance
  • NEC 110.12 neat and workmanship like manner, NEC 300.4 protecting conductors, and NEC 334.3 bend radius
  • UL standards UL 2703 for racking systems, UL 1565 for wire clips, UL 62275 for wire ties
  • Clip Retention of wires, and clip Retention on frame
  • Looping ties through frames
  • Birds, squirrels, and critter management

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Solar Roof Talk Episode 3! Rail-based vs Rail-free – Part 2

Quick Mount PV is proud to present Solar Roof Talk, a podcast series for rooftop solar installers and others in the solar industry. Hosted by solar industry veterans, Jeff Spies, Senior Director of Policy & Susan Stark, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional™ & Product Specialist.

In this episode, Jeff and Sue continue their discussion of the GTM Research report: U.S. PV Racking 2017: Landscape, Pricing and Forecasts and a comparison of rail-based vs rail-less pv mounting. Topics include:

  • Comparison of rail-based vs rail-less pv systems
  • Module-level electronic attachments
  • Residential and commercial racking and mounting markets
  • Surprise conclusions from the report

Listen to Part 1 here.

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Solar Roof Talk Episode 2! Rail-based vs Rail-free – Part 1

Quick Mount PV is proud to present Solar Roof Talk, a podcast series for rooftop solar installers and others in the solar industry. Hosted by solar industry veterans, Jeff Spies, Senior Director of Policy & Susan Stark, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional™ & Product Specialist.

In this episode, Jeff and Sue discuss the GTM Research report: U.S. PV Racking 2017: Landscape, Pricing and Forecasts and a comparison of rail-based vs rail-less pv mounting. Topics include:

  • Comparison of rail-based vs rail-less pv systems
  • Module-level electronic attachments
  • Residential and commercial racking and mounting markets
  • Surprise conclusions from the report

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Check Out Our New Podcast – Solar Roof Talk!

Quick Mount PV is proud to present Solar Roof Talk, a monthly podcast series for rooftop solar installers and others in the solar industry. Hosted by solar industry veterans, Jeff Spies, Senior Director of Policy & Susan Stark, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional&Product Specialist.

In this first episode, Jeff and Sue discuss key takeaways from the recent NABCEP CE Conference 2017 in Dallas and recap the following sessions:

  • Residential Roof Racking Systems – Rail vs Rail-less and Building Integrated PV Panel
  • Wiley Burndy Solar Solutions for Grounding, Bonding & Wire Management
  • SEI PV with Energy Storage for Residential Applications
  • Rapid Shutdown Requirements and Solutions Panel
  • UL 2703 – PV System Bonding/ Grounding and Fire Classification Panel
  • Calculating Payback in a Post NEM Market Panel

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Solar Speaks: Tile roof install advice from Quick Mount PV On SPW Podcast

In this Solar Speaks episode, Solar Power World chats with Jeff Spies, Quick Mount PV’s Sr. Director of Policy, about solar installations on tile roofs, including when solar installers should suggest new roof installs before putting in solar.

Where are tile roofs more prevalent? What are the different kinds of tile roofs? What happens when you break an individual tile? All these questions and more are answered, and we get a preview on what Quick Mount PV products are appropriate for tile roofs.

This podcast was sponsored by Quick Mount PV for Solar Power World’s Solar Speaks podcast.