Our President and Founder Bobby MacCannell was featured in a recent article on pvbuzz.
The article discusses the importance of effective rain management systems in solar panel installations.
It highlights an interview with Bobby, who shares insights on the rain management systems implemented in a customized solar-powered electric vehicle carport for a dealership in Ontario, Canada.
Improper rainwater management can lead to issues such as ice buildup, water damage to electrical components, and structural risks.
Bobby emphasizes the need for watertight wire management, proper flashings, troughing, sealants, and coatings to ensure the longevity and efficiency of solar systems.
Implementing rain management systems offers benefits such as reduced maintenance costs, improved energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability.
These systems help clean solar panels, require less manual cleaning with water and cleaning agents, and seamlessly integrate with the existing structure and site characteristics.
The article explores various options for rain management systems, including rain diversion channels, self-cleaning coatings, pitched mounting structures, and gutter systems.
Each option redirects water away from the solar panels, minimizes pooling, and prevents debris accumulation.
Regarding the aesthetic integration of rainwater management systems, Bobby explains how they concealed the rain trough and components within the columns of the outdoor showroom project.
The finishing was designed to match the company branding, making the system nearly invisible while ensuring proper drainage away from the property.
Overall, the article emphasizes the significance of rain management in solar panel installations and provides valuable insights from Bobby MacCannell on effective design and implementation strategies.
Follow this link to read the article.