Snow Guards for Solar Panels

As you’re aware, I’ve retired from the world of solar panel racking. As you may not be aware, Alpine SnowGuards manufactures the only snow retention system for solar arrays. Yes, we make a product that keeps snow and ice from sliding off the roof from solar panels in the form of a sudden avalanche (Take a look at the options!) Why, you ask? Let me tell KEEP READING

Designing a Snow Management System

At Alpine SnowGuards, we’ve been designing, engineering, and manufacturing snow management solutions for nearly 25 years! Just over 10 years ago, the founder and President of Alpine SnowGuards, Brian Stearns, wrote the below editorial for RCI Magazine. A decade is a long time, and we’re going stronger than ever (and so are our snow guards that have been installed over the years). Long story short: We’ve KEEP READING

Managing Snow: It’s What We Know

Does your roof sport a solar array? If the answer is yes, congratulations – it’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make, and the ROI can’t be beat. When it comes to managing the snow on your array, you’ve come to the right place. Alpine SnowGuards has been an industry leader in rooftop snow management for over 20 years, and our solar snow management line KEEP READING

4 Projects You Shared with Us [Installation Images]

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, as I know many of you are, you know that every few months we have new project installation images to share with our readers. And this time it’s no different – with a slew of our clients sending us their project and installation photos, I’m sure you can imagine how hard it must be to choose just 3-4 KEEP READING

METALCON 2017

In just 2 weeks Alpine SnowGuards will once again be at METALCON! I love that the show always falls in October – or as some of my friends in the industry refer to it, “ROCKtober”. Alpine’s wide variety of options and configurations for managing rooftop snow spans all roof types, but since this week is all about METAL, take a quick peek at a few of KEEP READING

3 Ways to Prevent a Solavalanche

Most of you already knew this, but in case you didn’t (it never hurts repeating), Alpine SnowGuards led the charge in engineering snow management systems that were designed specifically for use on solar arrays. In fact, we currently manufacture 3 systems, each with its own unique features, making deciding which system to go with a walk in the park! So, what are these systems, and what KEEP READING

Solar Snow Management Application Chart – Alpine SnowGuards & EcoFasten Solar

If a solar install project you’re working on or have completed requires a snow management solution, you’ll want to read this. And if you’re in New England, like us, you woke up to a TON of snow this morning, so this is as great a time as any to talk about snow on solar. We had 30” this morning when I left, and it’s still snowing KEEP READING

EcoFasten Solar: We’ll See You at SPI!

The SPI show floor opens in under 4 hours! Yay! It’s so hard to believe it’s already here….I don’t know about you, but I feel like we JUST returned from Intersolar. If you’re at the show this year, stop by and say hi to the EcoFasten Solar crew at booth 3071. Making our booth their home for the show are Brian (President & Founder), Alec (Lead Engineer/R&D), KEEP READING

Why We Love SnowMax (and You Should, Too!)

If you haven’t ever heard our backstory, we think it’s important for you to know that AlpineSnowGuards was founded by a former roofer who started his career in the 1970’s. Why is this important? Because you can bet he knows a thing or two about roofing – like the fact that maintaining the integrity of the roof comes first and foremost. With hands-on expertise spanning 4 decades KEEP READING

Full Steam Ahead

Is anyone else having a hard time comprehending the fact that tomorrow will be TWO WEEKS since opening day of PV Conference & Expo in Boston? It just doesn’t seem possible….Q1 is almost over…but how can that be? It just started! We’re already looking forward to Intersolar in July, which, by the way, is just FOUR MONTHS away! Whoa, someone needs to wave their magic “time please KEEP READING