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Roof Mounting and Ground Mounting

The two most common system installations in the solar industry are roof mounting installations and ground mounting installations. You could find roof mounting installations mostly in residential places due to lot size, the array space on the ground may be limited. Also, roof mounted arrays are a lot more aesthetic looking and safe (due to accidental contact with energized components).

Ground mounted systems are more common for commercial systems. Ground mounted systems are more time consuming then the roof mounting systems due to the larger support system.

Roof Mounting:

For roof mounting, you have to make sure that you have installed a fire-rated roofing product on your roof, the roofing products you should use may be different depending your local code requirements. An example of a fire rated product would be asphalt shingles. Depending on your roof type and system design due to spacing you can choose to put your panels portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation. There are three different ways of securing your panels to the roof deck:

Direct Mount:

Rack Mount:

Stand-off Mounts:


The first solar cells built in 1950s had efficiency of 4%! Today’s technology in solar cells has the efficiency of 25%!!!