Solar energy is an inexhaustible source of energy and can be used to replace depleting fuel resources to satisfy the various requirements. It is very clean and eco-friendly, as it does not create any kind of pollution on earth or in the air. It is quite powerful and reliable and is capable to produce sufficient power to meet residential as well as commercial demands. Sunlight energy is getting increase popularity these days and hence, is used widely in the operation of various devices requiring electricity. Sunlight can be transformed into electricity using sun efficient modules having photovoltaic cells incorporated in it.
A photovoltaic mounting system is required for fitting of solar panel on the roof of the building or any other fixed place. Mounting system should be uniquely designed and manufactured to provide a perfect solution for projecting the modules on the ground surface or on any kind of roof system including residential or commercial sloped roof or flat roof system. Consideration of perfect angle of module with respect to the ground or roof is quite important during mounting the module to enable it to get the maximum sunlight and produce maximum power.
Various new technologies have been developed for efficient mounting of solar panels where photovoltaic material can replace the conventional building material in some parts of the building that includes the roof, facades or skylights and hence become the principal source of electricity required for the whole building. Building integrated photovoltaic system leads to a reduction in costing and labor required for mounting the modules in otherwise non-integrated mounting system. The roof jack mounting system is also developed where residential roofs are pitched and shingled to attach the photovoltaic system with them effectively. It keeps maintaining the fine balance of residential sun-efficient panels and reduces the labor and cost for this purpose.
Solar panel projecting companies are now more focused about the designing of mounting systems that can minimize photovoltaic installation labor and require no drilling, welding or other on-site fabrication. They should be sufficient enough to provide enough flexibility and freedom to support any kind of photovoltaic arrays. Mounting can be done as a shade structure to enable the panels to provide shade instead of patio covers. Additional strengthening of support structure may be required in case of steeper angle of mounting panels compared to the patio cover structure. Hence, variety of photovoltaic mounting systems enable the efficient fixing of solar panels on the grounds as well as on the roofs.