Do you know what the idea behind solar rack systems is? Yes, you got it right. The idea behind these systems is simple yet effective i.e to let solar energy hit the collectors at a better angle, so that efficiency of the solar powered systems can be enhanced. It has been known that these systems when angled at a perfect location improve the efficiency of the solar systems by 20-30%. The problem with the other type of systems is that they are prone to damages and cause roof penetrations. Such problems can interfere with the well-being of your roofs and cause expensive home improvements. Untimely roof maintenance and problems can often offset the benefits.
There are different types of solar rackings. Depending upon the features and pricing, you may choose the one that you think is most suitable for you. The first type is fixed racks. As the name suggests, fixed racks do not rotate. They are quite cheap, simple in functioning and strong. They are undoubtedly the most common choice of the homeowners for ground and rooftop applications. Fixed solar racks are an ideal choice for roofs, which have got a low pitch or when a variable pitch needs to be adjusted. These types of solar rack systems provide maximum efficiency. These racks should face the sun directly. The orientation of the solar panels is not changed during the entire year.
Another type of solar rack systems is single axis rotating systems. We all are aware that the path of sun changes and the functionality of single axis rotating systems is allow is to let collectors face and absorb the maximum sunlight. These systems come with a small motor and have a photocell system that improves the output of the system by 25%. On the other hand, dual axis solar rotating systems are similar in functioning to single axis rotating systems. As the name suggests, it has two axis connected, which allow easy adjustment according to the variation of the sun’s altitude. The advantages of dual axis rotating systems are same as that of single axis rotating systems.
Now when you have known different types of solar rack systems and their benefits, you can pick a one that suits your needs best. You can also get advice from the professionals to help you in choosing a one that address your problems very well. When it comes to installing solar rack systems, care must be taken that you trust the job with the skilled professionals who have got rich experience in rack installation. Trusting the job with the inexperienced professionals would increase the trouble and ultimately ending up in losses.
Auth Bio:- In this article, the author has shared different types of solar racking systems and how they are different from each other. You will also get to know benefits of each one of them.