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Solar Mounting Hardware FAQs

Q: How does the Concise Designs solar mounting system save installation time for my workers?

ground-mount-solar-project-g3A:  By using this system, the hardware is mounted on the ground reducing the number of people on the roof. A 20.5 Kw system (pictured at right) was installed in Idaho by a 68 and 71 year old! The time from opening the box, mounting the hardware and mounting the panel in the racking on a ground mount was 3.5 minutes per panel.

Q: How may the solar racking system save money on Worker’s Comp. Insurance?

A:  Worker’s Comp. rates may be lowered by reducing the number of installers needed on the roof.

Q: What does the term “living ground” mean for worker safety?

A: Living Ground refers to the pivot mount hardware. This device remains grounded unless completely removed from the racking. When the panel is lifted, the pivot mount remains in its channel, thereby remaining grounded. This meets the “first to make last to break” NEC requirement.

Q: Does the Concise Designs system prevent solar panel theft?

A:  Yes, the patented “Secure Lock” in itself makes the panel tamper resistant. A tamper proof set screw is part of the secure lock, making the system tamper proof. The panels cannot be removed from any row unless the top row is removed first.

Q: Does the Concise Designs system cost less than other systems?

A:  Yes, the Concise Designs system is generally 30% less than other racking systems.

Q: Is the Concise Designs equipment UL tested for safety and durability?

A:  Yes, Concise Designs Solar’s products are tested and listed by UL, “Underwriters Laboratories”.

Q: How does the Concise Designs system compare aesthetically to competitor systems?

A: The mounting system allows for the panels to be mounted side by side, giving a sleek look. The cabling can be secured in the channel, to prevent unsightly cabling and wiring from hanging from below the racking like most systems. This also where leaves, branches and rodents may gather and cause potential electrical wire damage.

Q: How does the Concise Designs system help prevent rodent and weather damage?

A: Because cabling and wiring is secured into the channel, it is not exposed below the racking like most systems. This reduces exposure to weather and rodents under the panels, where leaves, branches and rodents may gather and cause potential electrical wire damage.

Q: What is the life of the Concise Designs solar mounting system?

A:  Other than the channel, which is aluminum, all parts of the Concise Designs system are stainless steel. This adds a long life component and will last for years.