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Old 07-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience installing commerical solar carport/canopies?

They are bolted together, and them bolted down to a concrete pier. What has anyone seen as far as bonding the structural metal?
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Good idea if you can afford the solar cells !
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Anyone have any experience installing commerical solar carport/canopies?

They are bolted together, and them bolted down to a concrete pier. What has anyone seen as far as bonding the structural metal?

They used braided ground straps , with pressed ends , where needed on the job i was on .


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B4Ts county is putting them up at all their government buildings. Must be a biatch for the snow plower.
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Yeah they are going up like crazy here in Jersey.

Anybody with a little experience installing solar knows how particular the code is and inspectors are with grounding of the racking. Yet these structures are powder coated and bolted together with no means of bonding the separate structural components.

We have to scrape away the powder coating at each connection and cad weld on bonding jumpers.

Ridiculous
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We bonded one section of the pole where we scraped away the paint and tapped a hole for a lug and bonded it to a anchor bolt. Cad weld seems like a pain in the ass but that may be spec'd out for that job too.
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