“Mounting systems” blog series part 8: design – when the visual appearance matters

When photovoltaics originated homeowners decided to use solar energy and install their own PV roof system with the conviction of sustainable and green power generation. Little attention was paid to the appearance or design of the PV system. However, thanks to continuously reduced prices of photovoltaic systems in recent years, a change has now occurred. PV systems should no longer only be sustainable and renewable, but should also be elegant in design and visually appealing. As a result, more and more products are being launched on the market for modules as well as mounting systems to meet this demand, such as the IBC TopFix 200 insertion system.(more…)

“Mounting systems” blog series part 7: Flat roof – safety – How many guardian angels have we already used?

Flat roofs are still of high relevance when it comes to the installation of PV systems. As already explained in previews articles of this blog series, the usage of roofs will change from not-used to used as soon as a PV system is installed. This results in a potential danger that previously safe work paths are now blocked. Therefore, the risk analysis has changed which particularly effects necessary work on roofs. In this sense, it may happen that paths for roof work, for example for the maintenance and servicing of water pipes or climate or ventilation systems which are now within  fall hazard areas. In such cases, a safe working condition within this area is important. System operators as well as designated companies are in charge of the responsibility to create a risk analysis.(more…)

Buy smart: 7 tips for purchasing future-proof modules

The module markets are starting to move again with the end of the minimum import price (MIP) for Chinese solar modules and under the impact of the current trade conflicts. For installers, this means: On the one hand, they can take a chance on the low prices. On the other hand, they have to take a particularly closer look at the product’s origin and guarantees. We have compiled 7 tips for solar installers for the purchasing of future-proof modules from a trustworthy source. (more…)

Lodge fun and all about surface pressure at the 1st Regional Partner Summit

What expertise do we offer our Premium Partners? And how can we address the individual characteristics of the different markets? Our experts will answer these questions with a new series of conferences named IBC SOLAR Regional Partner Summits. The first of these was held in the Alpine republic of Switzerland. (more…)