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Selecting The Right Support Type

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SolarNets supports hold the nets taut and elevated above the solar modules.  The tension enables nets to dissipate  the energy of falling objects before they impact the solar modules.

Supports come in two types, those that attach to solar modules and those secured in place by roof attachment.  

Direct attach solar supports screw directly to the frame of the solar modules. The frames are very strong, and insertion of two self-tapping screws does not effect the performance of the solar modules.

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Side Support for Placement on 6-ft Intervals Between Solar Panel

 

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Direct Attach Valley Support Used for Inside Corners
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Direct Attach Corner Support Used at Outside Corners

 

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Direct attach supports screw into frame of solar modules

Roof mounted supports require additional roof penetrations, but enable larger nets to be installed with more overlap of solar modules.  Some installations require roof attachments due to angled net shapes, where use of direct modules supports will leave some uncovered area on the array.  3-Point Supports are roof attach supports.  These support require roof attachments according to the type of roof covering, be it composition shingles or concrete tiles.

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3-Point Support Attach to Roof Using Standard Solar Attachments

 

For composition roof surfaces, roof jacks with micro-flashings offer the most flexibility.

 

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Carport installations require a larger net support bracket. Below is an example of a 24" frame-attached Carport Support Bracket. This support bolts to the underlying frame of the carport, and extends out beyond the borders of the solar modules.

Carport net supports attach directly to I-beams of carport frame

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