Solar can be designed for all kinds of pitched roofs, but commercially the most common is metal standing seam where the mods (panels) are attached using s-5! clips. The goal: to provide a modern, streamlined look while minimizing roof penetrations. Installation on pitched roofs requires additional fall protection measures for on-site workers, so it’s essential to work with a clean provider with an experienced in-house safety team.
Just as the name suggests, tracking ground mount systems are designed to track the path of the sun throughout the day, adjusting to ensure the greatest possible power generated through each mod (panel). Tracking ground mounts are usually best suited to utility-scale projects – larger plots of land where power goes back to the larger electric grid instead of an on-site building
Parking garages and decks are an important piece of infrastructure for cities, hospitals, and companies – one which, unfortunately, is often under-utilized. Garage top carports are the answer to this challenge: providing power for nearby buildings and potential cost savings. It has the added benefit of immediately turning the least desirable parking level into a visible reminder of any organization’s commitment to sustainability.
Surface lot carports provide significant advantages to schools, hotels, governments, and businesses: they’re an immediate signal to the community that your organization cares about renewable energy; protect cars, trucks, and buses from rain and snow; and can potentially provide power for electric vehicle charging stations, which are growing in popularity. This solution is often among the most flexible and is especially well suited for organizations whose buildings are not a good fit for solar.
Storage is increasingly seen as essential for organizations that serve as critical resiliency hubs, businesses that require consistent power even in the face of inclement weather, or utilities looking to strengthen the grid and gain greater flexibility. At Sun Tribe, we specialize in behind-the-meter storage (for individual buildings) as well as utility-scale storage (for larger projects). Think of solar storage as a battery ready to provide power when it’s needed most.