AEE’s SnapNrack Makes Installation Easy
Kipp & Zonen Instruments
Photovoltaic panels are specified under standard
test conditions of 1,000 watts per square meter
of solar radiation, 25˚C (77˚F), air mass of 1.5 and
no wind. To measure performance under real-world conditions, however, additional measurements are required. That’s where pyranometers
When the Kipp & Zonen pyranometer is
mounted at the same angle as the PV panel, it
can be used to calculate the panel’s efficiency.
It can also indicate failing panels or cells by a
sudden drop in efficiency or indicate the need
for panel cleaning by showing a gradual decline
in efficiency. To measure direct radiation, Kipp &
Zonen offers the ChP 1 Pyrheliometer, together
with a SOLYS 2 or 2AP Sun Tracker.
Available exclusively through AEE Solar, the Snapnrack solar racking system
features a new, innovative, universal end-clamp design, making this system
even easier to install. Compatible with modules from virtually all manufacturers, Snapnrack fits better and installs faster because the unique “snap-in”
thread inserts can be installed in the middle of a rail section, not just at the
ends. Discreet rail channels conceal module leads for an improved look and
conductor protection. Secure metal flashing ensures waterproofing integrity
at all penetrations for the life of the system. The Snapnrack also adjusts easily
for superior fit and array alignment on irregular surfaces. Just one wrench does
the job. aeesolar.com
Krannich Launches Time-Saving
The WEEB grounding clip was specially designed by Wiley Electronics LLC for use
with K2 Mounting Systems. The WEEB grounding clip significantly reduces labor
time and material costs associated with UL and nEC requirements for grounding
and bonding of PV equipment.
There is no longer any need to install lugs and run grounding wire to every
PV module. The patented design features stainless steel teeth that pierce into
anodized aluminum, providing a gas-tight connection that prevents oxidation.
For more information about the WEEB grounding clip, its components and
K2 Mounting Systems, contact Krannich Solar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Krannich Solar is the exclusive distributor of K2 Mounting Systems in north America.
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