Photovoltaics (PV) remain the heart
of solar electric installations for lo-
cal use. A PV installation involves a
number of different technologies.
In addition to the panels (the trade
calls them modules), a number of
products lumped together as the
“balance of system” category is
necessary to connect the PV array to
the roof and to the electrical system.
The category includes charge con-
trollers, inverters, racking and wiring
systems. For maximum efficiency, a
sophisticated PV system may also in-
clude a sun-tracking mechanism and
some type of performance monitor.
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Conergy Simplifies Ground Mounting
Conergy’s new SolarGiant breaks new ground in assembly ease and installation speed
for ground-mounted PV arrays. The aluminum and stainless steel structure uses extensive
pre-assembly to speed project completion, while the SolarGiant’s unique slide-in module
mounting rails dramatically reduce module installation time. Available for a wide range
of module types and sizes, the SolarGiant is pre-certified for both 90-mph and 120-mph
wind zones and 20 pounds-per-square-foot ground snow load at tilt angles up to 30°.
Fronius PV Inverters
Photovoltaic inverters produced by
Fronius USA LLC are designed and
manufactured for the long term. Fronius inverters, including the IG Plus
line, come with a standard 10-year
warranty, upgradeable to 15 years.
Tried and tested, Fronius’ innovative
designs make them efficient, smart,
lightweight and easily serviceable. Fronius is regarded as an industry-leading
manufacturer of PV inverters, with
more than 1 gigawatt of Fronius solar
inverters installed worldwide. Focusing
on each individual customer, the company’s commitment to responsive service is laid out in its Gold Quality Guarantee. Founded in 1945 in Austria, the
company’s U.S. headquarters is located
in Michigan. fronius-usa.com
Here’s a list of PV products