Solar Mounting Frames
SunLock is an Australian designed and manufactured solar panel mounting frames. Backed by a 10 year warranty from an Australian company, SunLock is the trusted and proven name in solar mounting frames.
Supplied with clear & comprehensive installation instructions, including engineering drawings and AS/NZS1170.2:2011 compliance certificates, a properly installed SunLock solar mounting frame is the simplest way to save time and money whilst ensuring compliance with CEC guidelines.
Below are the main types of solar mounting frames…
Solar modules mounted on solar trackers
Solar trackers increase the amount of energy produced per module at a cost of mechanical complexity and need for maintenance. They sense the direction of the Sun and tilt the modules as needed for maximum exposure to the light.
Fixed racks hold modules stationary as the sun moves across the sky. The fixed rack sets the angle at which the module is held. Tilt angles equivalent to an installation’s latitude are common. Most of these fixed racks are set on poles above ground.
Ground mounted solar power systems consist of solar modules held in place by racks or frames that are attached to ground based mounting supports.
Ground based mounting supports include:
- Pole mounts, which are driven directly into the ground or embedded in concrete.
- Foundation mounts, such as concrete slabs or poured footings
- Ballasted footing mounts, such as concrete or steel bases that use weight to secure the solar module system in position and do not require ground penetration. This type of mounting system is well suited for sites where excavation is not possible such as capped landfills and simplifies decommissioning or relocation of solar module systems.
Roof-mounted solar power systems consist of solar modules held in place by racks or frames attached to roof-based mounting supports.
Roof-based mounting supports include:
- Pole mounts, which are attached directly to the roof structure and may use additional rails for attaching the module racking or frames.
- Ballasted footing mounts, such as concrete or steel bases that use weight to secure the panel system in position and do not require through penetration. This mounting method allows for decommissioning or relocation of solar panel systems with no adverse effect on the roof structure.
- All wiring connecting adjacent solar modules to the energy harvesting equipment must be installed according to local electrical codes and should be run in a conduit appropriate for the climate conditions
Technicians installing photovoltaic modules on a roof-mounted rack<
Solar modules mounted on a commercial building