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Likely increase in performance of your mounting structure compared to a mounting structure with the least favourable choices for all the parameters. Performance is an indicator of both qualitative aspects such as reliability and quantitative aspects such as generation.
The benchmark generation is the generation of the solar mounting structure with the least favourable choices for all the parameters.
The benchmark cost is the cost of the solar mounting structure with the least favourable choices for all the parameters.
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Mounting Structure

Support framework for the panels

Mounting Structures support the solar panels on the ground or the rooftop. Mounting Structure provides a secure fastening of the panels and protects them against wind, water logging and other weather impacts. Apart from this function, the mounting structure also places the panels at an optimal tilt to maximise energy captivation from the Sun.

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1. What is the galvanisation thickness of the structure?

Typical galvanisation thickness is 80-120 microns. The higher the thickness, the more durable it is!

.Mounting structures are vulnerable to corrosion and hence galvanisation is done to make the mounting structures corrosion-resistant.
. Galvanisation is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron to prevent rusting. The galvanisation thickness employed varies from 80-120 microns.
Kindly confirm with the vendor before you place the order

2. What is the wind speed tolerance of the structure?

A typical support structure can withstand wind speeds around 120 km/hr

.Mounting structure design should be able to withstand all expected loads, withstand wind speeds up to 120 km/h in normal regions and up to 150 km/h in windy regions.
. Determine the wind loads for the installation site with help from experts and cross check this with the module specifications.
Kindly confirm with the vendor before you place the order

3. What is the minimum ground clearance the structure is designed for?

Adequate ground clearance ensures safety of panels mounted on them

.A minimal ground clearance of around 300 mm is usually required as provision for safe-keeping the panels during flooding and other adversities
Kindly confirm with the vendor before you place the order

4. Are the bolts, nuts and other fasteners made of stainless steel?

Stainless Steel SS304 grade is usually recommended

.It must be ensure that bolts, nuts, clamps and other fasteners are made of stainless steel of SS304 grade or higher in order to avoid corrosion.
.Poor material choice can lead to loose joints and breakdown of your system.
Kindly confirm with the vendor before you place the order

5. Does the mounting structure have integrated wiring management system?

Perforations made in mounting structures can ensure easy and safe management of cables

.Mounting structures should have an integrated wiring management system so that cables can run easily through the perforated sections.
.Proper support systems need to be provided for running the cables so that there are no loose wires.
Kindly confirm with the vendor before you place the order


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