Solar Mounting, Solar Racking, Solar Trackers

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IronRidge XRS Rail

IronRidge Ontario FIT and MicroFIT compliant solar mounting hardware

Model #
Qty
Length
Matrix Part #
51-7000-108A
1
9 feet
11-46-194
MicroFit, FIT compliant, Ontario

XRS Rails - Anodized Aluminum
IronRidge light rail in anodized finish.


XRS End Cap 11-46-219End Cap
Available for both Standard (XRS) and Light (XRL) Rails, end caps provide a finished look while protecting against the collection of water and debris inside the rail. End caps are cast from black polycarbonate with UV protection.


# 11-46-219 XRS End Cap - Specify as Ontario FIT Compliant Version


Rail Sizing

When flush mounting solar modules, the lengths of XRS or XRL rail required for each row can be calculated by multiplying the quantity of modules in a row by the module's width. To this add a 6 mm space between each module, and 38 mm to each end for the total rail length needed for that row.

For example, to mount twelve modules that are each 1 m wide, the calculations are as follows:
12 x 1 m = 12000 mm (account for width of modules in portrait mode)
11 x 6 mm = 66 mm (account for width of mid-clamps between the twelve modules)
2 x 38 mm = 76 mm (to account for two end clamps)
12000 + 66 + 76 = 12142 mm (39.84 ft) (total length of each rail)

Thus ten 2743 mm (9 ft ) rails will be required to mount these twelve modules in a row.*

* Plus eight Internal Splices
# 11-46-176 (XRS)

Roof Mount Tilt Legs
roof or ground mount tilt legsTo tilt your XRS mount for optimal production these Tilt Leg and Bracket kits support a 0-40 degree array tilt. Please note that tilting up your roof mount will significantly change the wind and snow loading characteristics so please refer to the span certification letter specific to tilt assemblies, available on the IronRidge website. Made of robust aluminum extrusion and pre-drilled for installer convenience.

Range from horizontal (degrees)*
Model#
Length (IN)
Portrait
Landscape
Product #
51-7225-025
25
16-22
26-35
11-46-203
51-7230-030
30
20-27
31-41
11-46-204
51-7240-040
40
27-36
41-51
11-46-205
51-7516-016H
18-22
15-25
25-39
11-46-221
51-7528-028H
20-46
25-45
37-59
11-46-222
51-7556-056H
58-94
41-66
56-75
11-46-220
* Range shown for a nominal 1 x 1.6 m solar module
NOTE: Ordering a Tilt Leg Bracket Kit means L-feet do not need to be ordered separately, as the Tilt Leg Bracket Kit can connect directly to the roof.


IronRidge XRS Rail

IronRidge Ontario FIT and MicroFIT compliant solar mounting hardware

Model #
Qty
Length
Matrix Part #
51-7000-108A
1
9 feet
11-46-194
MicroFit, FIT compliant, Ontario

XRS Rails - Anodized Aluminum
IronRidge light rail in anodized finish.


Rail Sizing

When flush mounting solar modules, the lengths of XRS or XRL rail required for each row can be calculated by multiplying the quantity of modules in a row by the module's width. To this add a 6 mm space between each module, and 38 mm to each end for the total rail length needed for that row.

For example, to mount twelve modules that are each 1 m wide, the calculations are as follows:
12 x 1 m = 12000 mm (account for width of modules in portrait mode)
11 x 6 mm = 66 mm (account for width of mid-clamps between the twelve modules)
2 x 38 mm = 76 mm (to account for two end clamps)
12000 + 66 + 76 = 12142 mm (total length of each rail)

Thus ten 2743 mm (9 ft ) rails will be required to mount these twelve modules in a row.*
* Plus eight Internal Splices
# 11-46-176 (XRS)



Lambda Light for Flat Roof

Lambda LightLambda Light for Flat Roof, a unique low-ballasted system, has been developed for use on flat roof and industrial buildings with low load tolerances. It is extensive aerodynamic testing. This economical system requires no roof penetration, and because components are preassembled and few tools are needed it is quick and easy to install.

All components of the Lambda Light are made of either aluminum or stainless steel. Their high resistance to corrosion ensures long service life and complete recyclability.

Ten year warranty.

Support legers Lambda pour toit plat • Designed for low load bearing flat roof
• Versatile, lightly ballasted
• For framed modules
• Standard with 15˚ pitch
• Wind guard to reduce wind loading
• Rapid installation with high levels of: Pre-fitting and pre-assembly
• Typical distributed rooftop load: *3 - 5 lbs/ft2
• Individual planning and project support minimum 25 module systems
System includes: Framing, wind guard and fasterners Mat Roof Protection

*Ballast as specified by a structural engineer.

pour toit plats Lambda Light pour toit plats Lambda Light pour toit plats


 

Pole Mounts
Matrix solar pole mount systems deliver the hassle-free installation and long-term durability that set a solid foundation for successful photovoltaic (PV) projects. These solar pole mount systems provide the flexibility that makes them the top choice for a broad range of residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Designed for various module configurations the pole mounts fit pole diameters of 2.5 - 4.5 inches. Twenty year warranty.

Side of Pole Mounts

We offer the following side of pole mount systems:

Single Support-cost effective, easy-to-install systems for smaller installations. Side of Pole-flexible, mid-sized systems that accommodate a broad range of applications.

Side of pole solar mounts, side of pole rackingMatrix Energy's Side of Pole mounting systems:
. Reduce time and cost of installation. Streamlined installation and affordable pricing help slash up front costs.
. Offer unmatched flexibility. Compatible with most commercially available solar panels, these systems are ideally suited to a range of applications and environments, everything from mobile or remote PV systems to light industrial projects.
. Deliver durability and long-term value. Constructed with heavyduty, corrosion-resistant aluminum and the highest quality parts, our pole mounting systems bring long-term reliability and value to customers.
. Maximize solar power generation. Easy tilt adjustment helps ensure optimal alignment in a range of environments, year round.

SolarWorld
Kyocera
Product #
Model
Pole Diameter (in)
SW50
SW80
KD140
KD220
11-46-088
UNI-SA/26
2.5
1
1
11-46-090*
UNI-SP/01A
2.5
1
11-46-092*
UNI-SP/01XH
2.5
2
11-46-094*
UNI-SP/02
2.5
2
1
11-46-099**
UNI-SP/02X
3.5 - 4.5
Number of modules based on module type
Side of pole mounts, racking
IronRidge side of pole mounts
IronRidges side of pole mounts based on solar module type
 
Diameter of the pole: * 2.5” schedule 40 pole
** 3 “ – 4.5” schedule 40 pole


Top of Pole Mounts
Top of Pole mounts provide aesthetic and durable systems that accommodate some of the largest panels in the industry, and provide the scalability to accommodate large power requirements.

Matrix Energy's Top of Pole mounting systems:
. Reduce time and cost of installation. Streamlined installation and affordable pricing help slash up front costs.
. Offer unmatched flexibility. Compatible with most commercially available solar panels, these systems are ideally suited to a range of applications and environments, everything from mobile or remote PV systems to light industrial projects.
. Deliver durability and long-term value. Constructed with heavy-duty, corrosionresistant aluminum and the highest quality parts, our pole mounting systems bring long-term reliability and value to customers. Many systems feature a wind rating of 50 pounds per square foot.
. Maximize solar power generation. Easy tilt adjustment helps ensure optimal alignment in a range of environments, year round.

SolarWorld
Kyocera
Product #
Model
Pole Diameter (in)
SW50
SW80
KD140
KD220
11-46-112
UNI-TP/02
4
1
1
11-46-116
UNI-TP/02A
4
2
11-46-217
UNI-TP/03
4
2
2
11-46-119
UNI-TP/04
4
3
3
3
2
11-46-122
UNI-TP/04A
4
4
11-46-218
UNI-TP/06
6
4
4
11-46-133
UNI-TP/08
6
6
6
11-46-135
UNI-TP/10
6
8
8
11-46-141
UNI-TP/12
6
10
10
11-46-138
UNI-TP/08LL
6
6
4
11-46-145
UNI-TP/10LL
6
8
11-46-140
UNI-TP/12LL
6
10
6
Top pole mounts (single row)
Top of pole solar mounts, single row
IronRidge top of pole solar mounts
 
Diameter of the pole: *4" schedule 40
**6" schedule 40

Polar RackingUniversal Solar Pole Mounts
The PR Series are the only pedestal mounts engineered and certified to withstand 175 km/h wind. Angled and flat roof or ground mount all use only two or three components to mount virtually any make, model or size of panel up to 200 - 280 W with all stainless fasteners included. True North Channellox rails are standard for all systems and are so well designed that they are certified to withstand 175 km/h wind events.

PR Series mounts all come with a 10 year warranty, hot dipped galvanized steel back, aluminum and stainless hardware and can easily be assembled in under an hour with no special tools. The array can be tilted from horizontal to vertical or swivel 180 degrees and then locked into position or changed at any time in less than a minute. There are four basic sizes needed, for almost any panel, to fit 4", 6" or 8" pole for as many as 8-14 panels up to about 3 kW or more.

Product #
Model
Description
11-84-003
PS1600F
Eight Panel TPM, 6.63"
11-84-001
PS800F
Four Panel TPM, 4.5"
11-84-002
PS1200F
Six Panel TPM, 6.63"
11-84-020
PS3200F
Sixteen Panel TPM, 8.63", 90 mph
11-84-005
PR-10
Ten Panel TPM, 8.63"
11-84-006
PR-12
Twelve Panel TPM, 8.63"
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  End Clamps
MicroFit, FIT compliant, Ontario

IronRidge end clamp

 



Clamp type is based on your solar module used. Each end clamp kit listed below contains four clamps and the associated hardware.

Model #
Description
Qty
Product #
29-7000-125
End Clamp for 31 - 33 mm modules 
4
11-46-216
29-7000-134
End Clamp for 33 - 35 mm modules 
4
11-46-170
29-7000-224
End Clamp for 35 - 37 mm modules 
4
11-46-171
29-7000-157
End Clamp for 39 - 41 mm modules 
4
11-46-213
29-7000-160
End Clamp for 40 - 42 mm modules 
4
11-46-196
29-7000-171
End Clamp for 42 - 44 mm modules 
4
11-46-215
29-7000-214
End Clamp for 45 - 47 mm modules 
4
11-46-190
29-7000-204
End Clamp for 49 - 51 mm modules 
4
11-46-214

 

  Mid Clamps
MicroFit, FIT compliant, Ontario

IronRidge mid clamps

 

Each mid clamp kit listed below contains four clamps and the associated hardware.

Model #
Description
Qty
Product #
29-7000-105
Mid Clamp for 37 mm thick ,or less, modules 
4
11-46-173
29-7000-101
Mid Clamp for 39 - 41 mm thick modules 
4
11-46-174
29-7000-101
Mid Clamp for 40 - 44 mm thick modules 
4
11-46-197
29-7000-108
Mid Clamp for 45 - 51 mm thick modules 
4
11-46-191

 

  Internal Splice
MicroFit, FIT compliant, Ontario
IronRidge internal splice

Order one internal splice (internal splice bar and hardware) where two lengths of rail need to be joined.

Model #
Splice Type
Matrix Part #
29-7000-010
XRS Splice
11-46-176

 

IronRidge L-Feet

L-Feet
One L-feet kit contains 4 individual L-feet and hardware.

Model #
Qty
Matrix Part #
29-7000-017
4
11-46-178

Important Note:
Maximum c/c spacing:
XRS Rail, 2.7 m
XRL Rail, 1.5 m

Solar mounts, racking, stand-offs

 

Stand-offs
All aluminum or steel construction stand-offs come in the sizes listed below. Includes hardware to attach to your tilt leg or L-feet.

Model #
Description
Qty
Product #
RF-TLT-SO-375
3" Aluminum Standoff (L-Foot only)
1
11-46-179
51-6006-500L
6" Aluminum Standoff (L-Foot only)
1
11-46-180
51-4006-00T
6" Welded Steel Standoff (Tilt Leg)
1
11-46-212
RF-TLT-SO-900
7" Welded Steel Standoff (Tilt Leg)
1
11-46-224

Grounding
Made from high strength, tin-plated, extruded aluminum alloy for use with stranded aluminum or copper code conductors. UL Listed and CSA Certified for use up to 600 V and UL temperature rated 90°C.
WEEB DMC Clip Grounding
WEEB LUG Grounding
WEEB Jumper Grounding
WEEB ACC PV 11-46-184
# 11-46-181
WEEB DMC-CLIP
# 11-46-182
WEEB LUG
# 11-46-183
WEEB BONDING JUMPER
# 11-46-184
WEEB ACC-PV WIRE CLIP

 

Grounding


Quick Mount PV Mount Flashing
MicroFit, FIT compliant, Ontario

Quick Mount PV systèmes tout-en-un imperméables avec support à ancrageQuick Mount PVQuick Mount PV mount flashing is an all-in-one waterproof flashing and mount to anchor photovoltaic racking systems and solar thermal panels, for a new or existing roof. It is made of aluminum and includes stainless steel hardware. It works with all standard racks, installs seamlessly and saves labour by not needing to cut away any roofing, will out live galvanized 2 to 1, and is a better low-profile mount.

The units are sold in 12 packs. Each 12 pack includes the mounting hardware and the mount with flashing to install 12 mounts, with written instructions.


Product #
Model
Description
11-83-001
QMSCA12
Composition Mount, 12 X 12, Mill Finish (12)
11-83-002
QMSCB12
Composition Mount, 12 X 12, Bronze Finish (12)
11-83-003
QMCCA12
Conduit Compositon, Mount, 9 X 12, Mill Finish (12)
11-83-004
QMCCB12
Conduit Compositon, Mount, 9 X 12, Bronze Finish (12)
11-83-005
QMHS612
6 Hanger Bolt Set (12) "
11-83-006
QMHS812
8 Hanger Bolt Set (12) "
11-83-007
QMHS1012
10 Hanger Bolt Set (12) "

 

Tracker or fixed mount?
The path of the sun changes with the seasons. Thus the angle of incidence of the sun striking the solar panels changes. A single axis tracker tracks the sun east to west and a dual axis tracker tracks the daily east to west movement of the sun and the seasonal declination movement of the sun. A single axis tracker pivots only about a vertical axle, with the solar panels mounted at a fixed tilt or (seasonally) adjustable angles, and is suitable for high latitudes where the apparent solar path is not high, but which leads to long days in summer (sun traveling a long arc). Compared to a fixed solar mount, a single axis tracker can improve the annual energy production up to 30 %, and a dual axis tracker an additional 6%. Factors that can negate the advantage of trackers are the cost, the technology (motors or compressed gas fluid) and the maintenance. In terms of cost of a complete solar system, it could be cost effective to gain the same annual energy harvest by adding one or more modules on a fixed mount without worrying about mechanical failure using a solar tracker.

PV array orientations, Solar path

Solar tracker mounts Single Axis Tracker
It is a well known fact that photovoltaic module output is highest when the sun strikes the module at 90 degrees. Early in the morning and late afternoon much of the light hits on an angle thus reducing power output. This Tracker uses an innovative PV circuit to control the electric actuator arm which positions the PV array to point at the sun. Photovoltaics are more sensitive and reliable, and react faster than refrigerant based units.
Product #
Description
11-40-001
Large module PV Tracker
11-40-002
ADD-ON for 12 module PV Tracker
11-40-003
OPTIONAL 600 Pound Hand Winch & Acces
11-40-004
DIY Tracker W/ Sensor & Actuator
11-40-006
AC Adaptor for Grid-Tie


Polar RackingSunpoint GPS
PR Series are the only pedestal mounts engineered and certified to withstand 175 km/h wind. Angled and flat roof or ground mount all use only two or three components to mount virtually any make, model or size of panel up to 200 - 280 W with all stainless fasteners included. True North Channellox rails are standard for all systems and are so well designed that they are certified to withstand 175 km/h wind
events.
PR Series mounts all come with a 10 year warranty, hot dipped galvanized steel back, aluminum and stainless hardware and can easily be assembled in under an hour with no special tools. The array can be tilted from horizontal to vertical or swivel 180 degrees and then locked into position or changed at any time in less than a minute. There are four basic sizes needed, for almost any panel, to fit 4", 6" or 8" pole for as many as 8-14 panels up to about 3 kW or more.

Product #
Model
Description
11-84-033
SUNPOINT GPS - RETRO
Sunpoint GPS Retro Adapter
11-84-032
SUNPOINT GPS - STD
Sunpoint GPS Tracker - Std
11-84-035
PR-20
20 Panel Tracker w/ SunPoint GPS


Deger Dual Axis Tracker

Dual Axis Tracker

DegerEnergie Photovoltaic modules that accurately adjust their direction to the sun's position based on direct, reflective and diffused sunlight. Having over 30,000+ units Worldwide, DEGER is the leader in tracking systems for over 10 years. In high wind conditions these trackers will assume a table top position until conditions improve and a snow sensor prevents the accumulation of snow by tilting the tracker to the vertical thus shedding the snow. The above ground concrete base makes for easy and economical installations. The new dual axis D60H easily handles up to 40 m 2 of modules or up to 7 kW of grid-tie output while the dual axis D100 handles an impressive 70 m 2 of modules or up to 12 kW of output.

Standard 5 year warranty and extended warranties available. CSA certified.

Product #
Description
11-87-001
D60H, Dual Axis Deger Tracker, 430 SF
11-87-002
3.12 ft Mast for D60H or D100
11-87-003
14.76 ft Mast for D60H or D100
11-87-004
16.40 ft Mast for D60H or D100
11-87-005
18.04 ft Mast for D60H or D100
11-87-006
19.68 ft Building Integrated Mast
11-87-008
D100, Dual Axis Deger Tracker, 753 SF
11-87-009
14.76 ft Mast for D100
11-87-010
16.40 ft Mast for D100
11-87-013
Snow Sensor
11-87-022
Central Control Box



TopTracker 8.5The
TOPtraker 8.5* is a low cost ground mounted single axis tracker capable of holding 92 ft2 of solar modules. Standard elevation angle is 30˚ with 45˚ east and west orientations.

# 11-87-026 TOPtraker 8.5*
* Mounting blocks excluded




RV Mounting Hardware

RV Mounting Hardware small Kyocera solar modulesThe Adjustable RV Mount can increase solar performance from 5 % to 70 %. For small Kyocera modules.
# 11-74-001 ARM-KC


Z-Brackets - Easy to use, aluminum brackets. Set of 4.
# 11-32-001
Z-brackets
Expansion Plugs - Use these rubber plugs and stainless steel fasteners to secure RV mounts for a waterproof installation. Set of 4.
# 11-49-001
Expansion plugs RV mounts

 

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