A Rooftop Revolution

This past Tuesday was a cold December day in Vermont, but not so cold that you couldn’t handle being outside for a couple hours.  We reached 20° by 10am, and the hour drive from our facility in Morrisville to the 1000th residential SunCommon installation in Barre went pretty quickly. We were invited to this coveted event because Keep reading….

A SIPs Solution

Installing solar arrays on Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) can be complex, since there is no embedded lumber throughout the structure. The EcoFasten Solar® engineering team loves problems like this because it gives them the opportunity to do what they do best – create a fast, easy, straight-forward solution that makes sense, while remaining cost-effective. The Keep reading….

T-Minus One Week Until the SPI Show Floor Opens!

WHAT?!?!….am I the only one who feels like SPI 2013 was just a few months ago?  It’s astounding how quickly this past year has gone. If you plan on being there, stop by and say hi to the EcoFasten Solar® crew at booth #2351.  Making our booth their home for the show this year are Keep reading….

Installation Photos: A Solution for Every Roof Type

Solar.  We all know it’s a big deal.  Installations are at an all-time record high, with 140,000 new installs in 2013, and almost 6.6 GW forecasted to come online through 2014.  Q1 of 2014 saw a 79% increase in installed solar PV over the same period in 2013.  The future looks bright, my friends. With Keep reading….

The Fastest Install in the Industry

GreenFasten™ – the solar roof mounting solution for composition shingle roofs. There’s a reason the top 3 installers in the U.S. rely on it for fast, easy, hassle-free installations.  Backed by IAPMO certification, and delivering the most cost-effective solution on the market, GreenFasten utilizes the patented watertight compression technology that EcoFasten Solar® is known for.  The system is ideal Keep reading….

SPI 2014: 6 Reasons You Should Go

The entire solar community is talking about it. SPI 2014.  Being held this year in Las Vegas, SPI is quite literally the only location on the planet that will showcase the solar industry’s newest, most innovative, trending products and solutions this fall. On October 20th, it all begins, with pre-conference workshops, the opening general session & networking reception, which Keep reading….

QuikFoot: Roof Mount Also Ideal for Coastal Locations

We all know that our coastlines get hammered with dramatically stronger winds than inland locations.  Inland wind tends to settle much lower, down near the ground, due to the drag from the land.  The further towards the coast you go, the less drag (land) is present, which sets an ideal stage for winds to greatly pick Keep reading….

Brackets Galore: An Installers Guide

When I walked through the door on my first day at EcoFasten Solar, I was baffled by all of the products that were being put in front of me, with names I was sure I would never remember (I got over that quickly).  It was a classic case of information overload.  After just a few Keep reading….

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Solar Installer

So, you’re going solar.  Good for you!  You’ll be so happy you did.  You’ll save money….over the long-term the average 20 year savings for Americans who make the move to solar is projected to be over $20,000.  That’s a LOT!  Plus, solar energy creates zero pollution by harnessing a completely renewable resource.  Zero. Yeah, it’s a pretty Keep reading….

A Universal Mounting Solution for Corrugated Metal? Check!

Our President, Brian Stearns, along with our engineering crew, who I have to say is ridiculously rich with talent, have designed a solar roof mount solution for attaching solar panels to a corrugated metal roof.  So….what’s the big deal about that?  The big deal is found in the design itself. Almost all of the installers Keep reading….