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 5- Suniva Section 201 Trade Case

In this episode, Jeff and Sue continue to discuss their thoughts on the section 201 Suniva trade case and its impact on potentially doubling or tripling the cost of PV panels. This worrisome new trade case that accuses foreign module manufacturers of dumping solar cells and panels on the market and requests dramatic new tariffs on all imported PV cells and modules. Full list of topics include:

  • The timeline for the section 201 trade case hearings and requested penalties
  • Impact on solar installations and jobs
  • Module availability and possible shortages in the coming months
  • Actions solar professionals can take to voice their concerns

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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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