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Solar Mounting Systems

Mounting systems for solar panels to integrate on roofs should be as versatile as possible, so they can help provide the energy support you need. This is where emerce comes in. Our solar mounting systems are universal use, meaning partners have the option of being able to carry out individual designs for all possible applications using the configurator, if a pitched roof does not fit. And with variable frame heights and clamps (if required) available, the mounting systems we offer ensure stability and security for your solar panels.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do you mount solar panels?

    Solar panels are an important component of the PV energy system. These panels help you in harnessing the energy of the sun and the inverter converts them into usable electricity. Mounting panels is a step-by-step process, including the following:

    The first step is to choose the right spot for the panel. Should you want to harness maximum solar energy, or you are maybe feeding back to the grid, true north will be your best option. For residential, it is advisable to choose a two-sided direction, e.g. east/west. This ensures that you are able to generate energy during the entire day instead of concentrating on mid-day. The commercial sector tends to choose a mix of north, east and west-facing arrays.

    It is also important to ensure your selected area doesn’t have shade. Even a small chimney casting a shadow on one panel, can have a huge effect on your solar production.  

    The next step is to figure out the appropriate latitude tilt. If you have a flat roof, then you can use a tilt bracket in order to get an appropriate angle. However, if you have a tilted roof, then the panel needs to be adjusted accordingly.

    As part of the next step, you need to ensure that the mounts are placed on top of the rafters. If you have a plain flat roof, you need to drill holes in the rafters. Make sure that they do not split up when you drill. The next step includes securing the mounts with steel bolts. You also need to seal the area around the bolts. If you do not have a plain roof, then you need to opt for different types of mounts.

    Next, you need to fasten the panels to the mounts. You need to ensure that the solar panels are at least 80mm off the roof.

    Finally, you simply need to connect the panel in a series. Once this is done, the panels need to be connected to a solar inverter. After this, the system is ready to use as an on-grid or off-grid plant.

    emerce helps you in meeting your energy needs by partnering with specialists. We select highly reliable partners who offer product and performance guarantees. This ensures that the mounting process is smooth, and you do not face any installation issues.

  • What is a mounting system?

    A mounting system is a mechanism that is used to fix solar panels on the roof. These mounting systems are extremely important because they are able to hold the solar panels in place. Mounting systems are typically designed for roof or ground application. After placing them on the roof, their rafters are drilled so that the bolts can be inserted and fastened. After fastening the bolts, the solar panels are placed on top of them.

    Further, mounting systems can also be used on sloped roofs. The degree of penetration or anchoring needed to install these mounting systems is typically higher compared to flat roofs. These mounting systems are built in such a manner that they are able to support the weight of solar panels with ease. In addition to roof mounting, these systems can also be used on the ground. This arrangement is typically seen in large-scale utility plants. Ground-based mounting systems can include pole mounts, ballasted footing mounts, as well as foundation mounts.