Mounting structures are the backbone of a solar power plant as they provide support to modules. These support structures raise solar panels at appropriate angles to ensure that they receive maximum solar irradiation
Materials used for the Solar Mounting structure will be dependent on the climate that you are located in.
At the end of the day, no matter the mounting system that you choose, the main purpose of the structure is to withstand the weight of the array components, the upward, downward and lateral wind forces under local design considerations, the seismic forces in accordance to local codes and the weight of snow if applicable.
In summary mounting systems do not only act as providers of structural strength for the modules but they also deeply influence the total system costs and efficiency of the PV array.
The selection of one or another type of mounting structure will require higher or lower costs of materials, labour and installation, as there are more complex systems to consider.
For this session we have the Experts from Valsa to share their knowledge and expertise on Solar Mounting Structures