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Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems

Energy savings no matter how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.  It’s called a solar shadow power awning system.

There’s no shortage of motives why homeowners and business owners might pursue renewable power – decreasing your electricity bill, earning a point towards a green building certification, slashing your carbon footprint, or creating a public statement about your environmental commitment.

Among the renewable energy options available, solar is perhaps the most comfortable, reliable and trusted. Solar power is a proven technology with consistent performance and a quantifiable payback on your ROI. Though rooftop solar mounting is most the common option, it isn’t always the best fit for small buildings.

TRA Snow and Sun’s shadow power awning systems aim to provide professional installers with a simple, easy to install the mounting system for solar panels on any vertical structure.

The Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems are:

  • Saves time and money with a free pre-engineered design
  • Adds additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • Provides shade while generating electricity (reduces cooling loads in the summer)
  • Uses optimized structural aluminum components
Wall Mount Solar Panel Array

TRA Shadow Power Awning Mount System attached vertically to a business wall structure.

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The Shadow Power Solar Awning Solution

  • When you have reduced availability of roof space, Shadow Power is ideal. With the increased knowledge and enforcement of fire codes and the associated reduced availability of roof space to mount solar panels, it has become necessary to find other options for mounting PV systems to buildings. One solution is a custom Shadow Power solar awning system.
  • Non-vertical Solar Awnings generate more energy than flush mounted systems. Non-vertical awnings provide cooler cell temperatures due to ample air flow beneath the modules.
  • Solar Awnings reduce energy use. Additionally, when mounted to the south and west sides of a building, the shade from the awning keeps the building cooler, effectively reducing air conditioning loads during long hot summer days.
solar panel awning

Shadow Power Solar Awning

Materials/Finishes

• 6063-T5 Aluminum
• Mill finish
• Black Anodized (upon request)

Custom Designs and Free Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details and we will design your Awning Mounting Solution to fit your project.

What Makes Our Solar Tile Hooks Unique?

What Makes Our Solar Tile Hook Unique?

No hassle is bigger for an installer than finding out you have to re-cut tile because it won’t line up. With TRA Snow and Sun Solar Tile Hook, there’s no cutting required, saving you time on your project. Our Solar Tile Hooks are available for low, medium, and high profile tile roofs, and are adjustable up to six inches for easy layout for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof. With our unlimited FREE engineered layout on all your projects, we guarantee our high quality extruded aluminum Solar Tile Hook is made of the highest quality for superior strength.

Our high-quality material extruded aluminum and divert the mount around the tile instead of going directly through the tile, which decreases install time, and doesn’t compromise the strength or coverage of the customer’s tile. The wide base of the hook makes the mount very easy to adjust. The new tile hook allowed for fast and easy installation. It also helps increase the longevity of our micro-inverters. *Also available in black anodized.

 Tile Mount Hook

How Will The Solar Tile Hook Benefit Me As An Installer?

Tile Mount Hook3We offer a plethora of installation materials and resources to make experience as simple as plan, purchase and install.

TRA’s cutting-edge tile Hooks are:

  –  made of corrosion-resistant extruded aluminum

  –  quick and easy to install

  –  require no cutting

  –  require no special flashing

Solar hooks must be fastened to structural members of the roof, such as rafters, purlins or trusses, and in order for tile pans to line up in the correct locations, are adjustable up to six inches to the left or right.

A Stronger Foundation

Your solar energy system is only as strong as the mounting structure on which it’s built. We guarantee top-of-the-line products, accessories, and fastening systems. Every component is reliable and built to last. Click here to contact us for an estimate and to begin your Solar Tile Hook plan today!

Tile Mount Hook2Solar Rail Plus

                                                                                                             Works With Our New Rail Solar Plus!

Solar Tile Hook

  • Available for flat, mid and high profile
  • Adjustable for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof
  • Corrosion-resistant materials
  • Quick and easy to mount
  • Decrease Labor– No cutting of the tile required
  • Requires no special flashing

Materials/Finishes

  • 6005A-T6 Aluminum / 6005A-T5 Aluminum
  • Mill finish
  • Black Anodized (upon request)

Testing

Solar Tile Hook has been tested from the fail point of the system.

WE DO CUSTOM SOLAR MOUNTING

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details & we will design your Mounting Solution to fit your project. For more information call Gary Heslington at TRA Snow and Sun at 800-606-8980, ben@trasnowadsun.com, or visit: https://trasnowandsun.com/solar-mounting/

Solar Awning the Shadow Power of TRA

 

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Solar Awning the Shadow Power of TRA

Energy savings no matter how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.  It’s called a solar shadow power awning system.

There’s no shortage of motives why homeowners and business owners might pursue renewable power – decreasing your electricity bill, earning a point towards a green building certification, slashing your carbon footprint, or creating a public statement about your environmental commitment.

Among the renewable energy options available, solar is perhaps the most comfortable, reliable and trusted. Solar power is a proven technology with consistent performance and a quantifiable payback on your ROI. Though rooftop solar mounting is most the common option, it isn’t always the best fit for small buildings.

TRA Snow and Sun’s shadow power awning systems aim to provide professional installers with a simple, easy to install mounting system for solar panels on any vertical structure.

The Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems are:

  • Save time and money with a free pre-engineered design
  • Add additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • Provide shade while generating electricity (reduces cooling loads in the summer)
  • Uses optimized structural aluminum components
Wall Mount Solar Panel Array

TRA Shadow Power Awning Mount System attached vertically to a business wall structure.

Williamsburg-Cinemas-05

The Shadow Power Solar Awning Solution

  • Reduced Availability of Roof Space. With the increased knowledge and enforcement of fire codes and the associated reduced availability of roof space to mount solar panels, it has become necessary to find other options for mounting PV systems to buildings. One solution is a custom shadow power solar awning system.
  • Non-vertical Solar Awnings generate more energy than flush mounted systems. Non-vertical awnings provide cooler cell temperatures due to ample air flow beneath the modules.
  • Solar Awnings reduce energy use. Additionally, when mounted to the South and West sides of a building, the shade from the awning keeps the building cooler, effectively reducing air conditioning loads during long hot summer days.
solar panel awning

Shadow Power Solar Awning

Materials/Finishes

• 6063-T5 Aluminum
• Mill finish
• Black Anodized (upon request)

Custom Designs and Free Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details and we will design your Awning Mounting Solution to fit your project.

Get Solar Attached “Raising the Roof”

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Introducing TRA Snow and Sun’s Flat Roof Ballasted Solar Mounting System – This unique quick and easy Galvanized System can be scaled for a large flat roof module installation. By project design, it will allow a solar array to be tilt in place at a 5-40° angle on a flat roof. The solar ballast racking system is pre-designed with a fixed angle for your unique requesting project. This system highlights the quick and easy functionality by adding concrete blocks directly to ballast pans for flat roof mounting. The special extruded aluminum solar rail plus with our wire management system makes the installation an absolute breeze saving you time and labor cost.

The PERFECT solution for solar installations that don’t want to penetrate either the roof or the ground! Our land powered Ballast mounts rely solely on the weight of the array, the racking system and additional material, like concrete pavers, to hold the array to the roof. Their greatest advantage is the lack of roof penetrations to the building. Keep in mind this doesn’t eliminate the want for operating with a roofing contractor, however it can drastically lessen the coordination required between the roof repairer and the PV installer. But in order to do so, the installation must be coordinated with the unique roof artisan or an approved representative for the roofing producer. Ballasted systems need to be carefully analyzed due to the roof load imposed by the system to preserve the roof warranty.

 

Benefits of the TRA Solar Ballasted System

  • Save time & money with free pre-engineered design
  • Add additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • 5° and 40° Tilt options
  • Integrated Grounding and Wire Management
  • Stackable design for efficient shipping
  • Low pricing structure
  • Up to 150 MPH wind load
  • Cost effective, economical and a fast ROI

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Flat Roof Ballasted Solar Mounting System Features:

* F90 Galvanized Steel w/ 6005 Aluminum & SS Fastener

* Mill Finish

* Ballast of Mechanical Attachment

* Roof Slope Pitch 0 – 2:12  

 

WE DO CUSTOM SOLAR MOUNTING

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details & we will design your Mounting Solution to fit your project. For more information call Gary Heslington at TRA Snow and Sun at 800-606-8980, gheslington@trasnowadsun.com, or visit: https://trasnowandsun.com/solar-mounting/

Keep Cool and Create Kw’s. How? We know the answer …

Energy savings no mater how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.  It’s called a solar awning.

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There’s no shortage of motives why homeowners and business owners might pursue renewable power – decreasing your electricity bill, earning a point towards a green building certification, slashing your carbon footprint, or creating a public statement about your environmental commitment.

 

Among the renewable energy options available, solar is perhaps the most comfortable, reliable and trusted. Its years on the market make it a proven technology with consistent performance and a quantifiable payback and return on investment. Though rooftop solar mounting is most the common option, it isn’t always the best fit for small buildings.

 

TRA Snow and Sun’s Awing Solutions aim to provide professional installers with a simple, easy to install mounting system for solar panels on any vertical structure.

Benefits of the TRA Solar Awning Mounts

  • Save time and money with a free pre-engineered design
  • Add additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • Provide shade while generating electricity (reduces cooling loads in the summer)
  • Uses optimized structural aluminum components
Wall Mount Solar Panel Array

TRA Solar Awning Mount System attached vertically to a business wall structure.

Williamsburg-Cinemas-05

The Solar Awning Solution

  • Reduced Availability of Roof Space. With the increased knowledge and enforcement of fire codes and the associated reduced availability of roof space to mount solar panels, it has become necessary to find other options for mounting PV systems to buildings. One solution is a solar awning.
  • Non-vertical Solar Awnings generate more energy than flush mounted systems. Non-vertical awnings provide cooler cell temperatures due to ample air flow beneath the modules.
  • Solar Awnings reduce energy use. Additionally, when mounted to the South and West sides of a building, the shade from the awning keeps the building cooler, effectively reducing air conditioning loads during long hot summer days.
solar panel awning

Solar Awning Solution

Materials/Finishes

• 6063-T5 Aluminum
• Mill finish
• Black Anodized (upon request)

Custom Designs and Free Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details and we will design your Awning Mounting Solution to fit your project.

Solar Tile Mount Solution

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What Makes Our Solar Tile Mount Unique?

No hassle is bigger for an installer than finding out you have to re-cut tile because it won’t line up. With TRA Snow and Sun Solar Tile Mount, there’s no cutting required, saving you time on your project. Our Solar Tile Mounts are available for low, medium, and high profile tile roofs, and are adjustable up to six inches for easy layout for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof. With our unlimited FREE engineered layout on all your projects, we guarantee our high quality extruded aluminum Solar Tile Mount are made of the highest quality for superior strength.

Our high-quality material extruded aluminum and divert the mount around the tile instead of going directly through the tile, which decreases install time, and doesn’t compromise the strength or coverage of the customer’s tile. The wide base of the hook makes the mount very easy to adjust. The new tile hook allowed for fast and easy installation. It also helps increase the longevity of our micro-inverters. *Also available in black anodized.

 Tile Mount Hook

How Will The Solar Tile Mount Benefit Me As An Installer?

Tile Mount Hook3We offer a plethora of installation materials and resources to make experience as simple as plan, purchase, and install.

TRA’s cutting-edge tile mounts are:

  –  made of corrosion-resistant extruded aluminum

  –  quick and easy to install

  –  require no cutting

  –  require no special flashing

Solar mounts must be fastened to structural members of the roof, such as rafters, purlins or trusses, and in order for tile pans to line up in the correct locations, are adjustable up to six inches to the left or right.

A Stronger Foundation

Your solar energy system is only as strong as the mounting structure on which it’s built. We guarantee top-of-the-line products, accessories, and fastening systems. Every component is reliable and built to last. Click here to contact us for an estimate and to begin your Solar Tile Mount plan today!

 

Tile Mount Hook2Solar Rail Plus

                                                                                                             Works With Our New Rail Solar Plus!

Solar Tile Mount

  • Available for flat, mid and high profile
  • Adjustable for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof.Corrosion-resistant materials
  • Corrosion-resistant materials
  • Quick and easy to mount
  • Decrease Labor– No cutting of the tile required
  • Requires no special flashing

Materials/Finishes

  • 6005A-T6 Aluminum / 6005A-T5 Aluminum
  • Mill finish
  • Black Anodized (upon request)

Testing

Solar Tile Mount has been tested from the fail point of the system.

WE DO CUSTOM SOLAR MOUNTING

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details & we will design your Mounting Solution to fit your project. For more information call Gary Heslington at TRA Snow and Sun at 800-606-8980, ben@trasnowadsun.com, or visit: https://trasnowandsun.com/solar-mounting/

Meet Us at Solar Power International, Booth 1071

 

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September 12-15, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center

North Hall & Westgate Hotel

Join us at the Solar Power International at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas! We will be there at Booth 1071.

Stop by, meet some of our TRA team Tuesday from 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesday from 10 AM – 6 PM & Thursday from 10 AM – 4 PM.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM FACE TO FACE.  WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU!

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We’re excited to bring TRA Snow & Sun to SPI to demonstrate the new products and ideas we’re working on to deliver the best solar mounting possible. Come and see our new designed ballast system demonstrating the unique solar possibilities that will save you time and money. You will also enjoy learning about our new solar rail plus and flashing. Want more! We will provide the best learning experience in what our solar mounting products offer with our new touch and assemble solar demo kit!

If you have questions about what type of solar mounting would be best for any roofing situation please stop by our booth and we would love to help!

 

 

NEW – SOLAR RAIL PLUS
Solar Rail Plus (Black)

NEW – FLASHING
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NEW – SOLAR DEMO KIT
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We know every project is unique and no one solution fits every application. That’s why we offer free engineered solutions specific for your project. You provide us the project details and we will take care of the rest. Contact us at: 877-290-8669.

See what to expect in 2016 Solar Power International.

Plan to attend the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for seven years running and named “Stickiest Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged.

SPI is North America’s largest solar conference, boasting over 15,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, top-notch industry-focused and technical education, and representation from leaders in the global solar market. SPI is the only trade show with the support of leading national solar organizations, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). SPI 2014 was also ranked #25 in Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 and is ranked #109 in the Top 250 Largest Trade Shows (by Trade Show News Network), making SPI the only solar show to make all three lists.

For more information on Solar Power International 2016, please visit www.solarpowerinternational.com.

The No Cutting, Time Saving Solar Tile Mount

Solar Tile Mount

No hassle is bigger for an installer than finding out you have to re-cut tile because it won’t line up. With TRA Snow and Sun Solar Tile Mount, there’s no cutting required, saving you time on your project. Our Solar Tile Mounts are available for low, medium, and high profile tile roofs, and are adjustable for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof. We guarantee a variety of tile mounts, superior strength, and the option for custom made designs.

What Makes Our Solar Tile Mount Unique?

Our high-quality material extruded aluminum and divert the mount around the tile instead of going directly through the tile, which decreases install time, and doesn’t compromise the strength or coverage of the customer’s tile. The wide base of the hook makes the mount very easy to adjust and fastened to structural members of the roof, such as rafters, purlins or trusses, and in order for tile pans to line up in the correct locations, are adjustable up to six inches to the left or right. The new tile hook allowed for fast and easy installation. It also helps increase the longevity of our micro-inverters.

Tile Mount Hook

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How Will The Solar Tile Mount Benefit Me As An Installer?

We offer installation materials and resources to make the experience as simple as plan, purchase and install.

Solar Tile Mount are:

  • Available for flat, mid and high profile
  • Adjustable for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof
  • Corrosion-resistant materials
  • Quick and easy to mount
  • Decrease Labor – No cutting of the tile required
  • Requires no special flashing

Materials/Finishes

  • 6005A-T6 Aluminum / 6005A-T5 Aluminum
  • Mill Finish
  • Black Anodized (upon request)

Testing

Solar Tile Mount has been tested from the fail point of the system.

WE DO CUSTOM SOLAR MOUNTING!

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At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details & we will design your Mounting Solution to fit your project. For more information call Ben Anderson at TRA Snow and Sun at 800-606-8980, ben@trasnowadsun.com, or visit: https://trasnowandsun.com/solar-mounting/

How Much Can Solar Save You?

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Going solar can seem like a huge investment. And the truth of the matter, without all the different incentives with federal tax credits and state incentives, they can be. But if you’re considering going solar and thinking about the cost you should consider the yearly savings.

The Solar Cost

Solar panels are not cheap and easy to install or otherwise, everyone would have them placed on their homes. A solar paneled flush mount system can cost about $5 per watt, that is $15,000 average to produce 3kW. But with all the incentives installing solar you’ll save from federal tax credits, state tax credits, and other local rebates.

Don’t forget when going solar you will be saving money on the amount of energy you would use because you won’t be purchasing energy from your electric company. Electricity can be expensive in many states compared to other states, so solar would be a huge benefit to you if you live in a state that offers high prices and tax breaks.

Save On Solar

Financially solar will cost, but will save you money! Going solar is the way to go. How much can you save? In general, the estimated savings you could save on average would be $20,000 through the 20-year course! Here is a great link of an infographic that gives you an estimated breakdown of how much you could be saving in your actual state.

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Understand your potential saving where you live is the key. You may be thinking investing long-term on a home may be risky, but it is not. Getting to know the facts on your home appreciation with having solar panels installed. The short of the story is that solar mounting systems typically installed increase the value of your home!

 

TIME FOR A SOLAR MOUNTING CHANGE

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ARE YOU TIRED OF CUTTING TILE WHEN INSTALLING SOLAR MOUNTING?

Solar on tile roofs is become increasing popular in many parts of the US as the insulative and life cycle cost of tile combined with the benefits of converting sunshine into electricity is recognized. There are markets in Arizona and parts of California where tile makes up 90% of the systems installed. As the population continues to grow throughout, so does the diversity of preferences of roofing applications. As we start to see more and more clay and concrete tile roofing solutions, in some cases installing solar on  tile presents some challenges that are not inherent with the standard shingle roofs. As demand for tile solar mounting increases so does the time spent on cutting tile.

YOUR SOLAR MOUNTING SOLUTION …

Our Solar Tile Mounts Require NO CUTTING Of The Tile & They Are Adjustable Both Horizontally & Vertically With A Height Up To 6”. They Can Be Attached To The Truss Or Rafter With No Tile Cutting Needed! 

NO TILE CUTTING INVOLVED IN THE INSTALLATION PROCESS

Tile Mount Hook

Our high-quality material extruded aluminum and divert the mount around the tile instead of going directly through the tile, which decreases install time, and doesn’t compromise the strength or coverage of the customer’s tile. The wide base of the hook makes the mount very easy to adjust. The new tile hook allowed for fast and easy installation. It also helps increase the longevity of our micro-inverters. *Also available in black anodized.

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The Perfect Foundation for Solar Systems when it comes right down to it, a solar system is only as good as its mounting structure. That’s why when you need the highest quality roof mounting accessories and fastening systems, you turn to TRA Snow and Sun. Built to last. Built to be reliable. Each and every component in our solar tile mount creates a perfect foundation for your solar systems.

Solar Tile Mount

  • Available for flat, mid and high profile
  • Adjustable for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof.Corrosion-resistant materials
  • Corrosion-resistant materials
  • Quick and easy to mount
  • Decrease Labor– No cutting of the tile required
  • Requires no special flashing

Materials/Finishes

  • 6005A-T6 Aluminum / 6005A-T5 Aluminum
  • Mill finish
  • Black Anodized (upon request)

Testing

Solar Tile Mount has been tested from the fail point of the system.

WE DO CUSTOM SOLAR MOUNTING

In making the preferred distance needed to provide the necessary spacing of the micro-inverters and modules so that they are kept at a relatively low temperature, increasing their longevity, while bringing down the costs due to equipment failure. Installation was fast, meaning less cost passed on to the customer.

Tile Mount Hook4 Sol-Up-St-George-7-Solar-Awning

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details & we will design your Mounting Solution to fit your project. For more information call Ben Anderson at TRA Snow and Sun at 800-606-8980, ben@trasnowadsun.com, or visit: https://trasnowandsun.com/solar-mounting/

How Solar Power can Help Businesses

There has been much talk over the past decade or so about the need for businesses of all types to “go green” by changing their practices and methods of production or business to fit a more eco-friendly process.  While there have been many companies and organizations that have gone green mostly for the sake of good PR, there have likewise been many businesses that have found that there are other benefits to being eco-friendly, namely a reduction in overhead costs.tra business solar panels

Even those organizations that started their go green campaigns with nothing more than good press on their minds have found that the practice of being eco-friendly has helped them to trim costs on things such as energy consumption and production waste.  By becoming more effective with resources both natural and those intended for the production of their goods or services, companies have found that they are better able to save money and boost efficiency.

One of the ways that companies have found that helps them to save on resources is by switching to solar power.  Solar energy can be used to power a wide range of items, from the methods of production to the very lights in an office building, and so the environmentally friendly practice of using solar power has started to come into further development by businesses and organizations across the globe as they strive to lessen their environmental impact, boost their company’s appearance to the general population, and lower their overall cost of production and overhead by using the inexpensive power generated through solar panels and solar power.

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

American HouseWho doesn’t want to save money? What if you could save money while also helping the environment? Seems like a win-win, right? Well, there are a lot of ways that you can save money at home while also helping to save the environment. Take time to browse through these different tactics and find one that you can start instituting in your home.

  1. Get appliances that are “green”. Finally getting rid of that old refrigerator and replacing it with an energy efficient refrigerator can save you up to $150 a year in energy costs. Start look at replacing the appliances in your home that are more than ten years old. This way, you can be sure that everything that is running in your home is not going to cost you an excessive amount of money.
  2. Keep your thermostat in check. Although it can get too warm and too cold outside, you should make sure that you adjust your temperature within reason inside of your home. During the summer, keep some ice water with you in your house. During the winter, make sure that you have some blankets and sweats with you to keep yourself cozy.
  3. Minimize your water consumption. Install an aerator on your faucets and you may be able to cut your water consumption by as much as 50% in a year. Install low-flow toilets to ensure that you are not washing away more water than is necessary each time someone flushes the toilet.

Although these changes require some effort, time, and money up front, the repercussions are positive. You will be able to save money and save energy for years to come.