Alpine’s solar snow guards are designed to reduce the risk of avalanching snow and ice from rooftop solar arrays and carports. Two recommended components of our three-part system can be customized with colorful finishes; the third is anodized black and blends with the panels. Alpine performs in-house powder coating with a dedicated team utilizing state-of-the-art Keep reading . . .
With over 25 years’ experience designing and manufacturing snow guards, Alpine SnowGuards’ products provide optimal performance that uphold the structural and water-tight integrity of roofs regardless of roofing material. Our patented snow retention for solar panels applies time-tested solutions to a modern problem: avalanching snow off roof-mounted solar arrays. Alpine approached solar snow retention with Keep reading . . .
Our engineering stars have aligned with the brightest star of all, the sun! Alpine SnowGuards has developed a snow guard calculator especially for solar installers. As manufacturers of the only solar snow management system on the market, it was only a matter of time. And that time is happily now! If you or your customers Keep reading . . .
Alpine SnowGuards innovated the market’s first and only solar snow management system. With almost a decade of research and development, we’ve developed a three-part system that has been rigorously performance tested at our in-house research facility. Alpine’s Guide for Solar Arrays & Snow Management on Shingle Roofs explains how snow and ice interact on solar Keep reading . . .
Back in 2012, Alpine launched a solar snow management system which has evolved into a three-component system. At the time, the system clamped directly to the panel frame in the vertical joint between the panels, and could be used on projects with Ground Snow Loads up to 50 psf (psf gsl). Today, the three-component system Keep reading . . .
When we install snow management systems to protect us from avalanching snow and ice, we tend to forget that there is a mass of both atop our roofs. Snow guards are designed to restrict this mass from exiting the roof in large amounts. We’ll highlight a problem often encountered with solar snow management. And we Keep reading . . .
In May of 2012, Alpine SnowGuards applied for (and was later awarded) a patent for a snow retention device that attaches to solar panel frames. Alpine continues to innovate new forms of solar snow retention in order to satisfy the needs of our customers. Let’s take a look at some of the ongoing complications, and Keep reading . . .
Several Alpine SnowGuards’ customers reached out to us between 2010-2012 hoping we could provide solar snow management for PV arrays. This was an entirely new snow management problem that was evolving right along with the solar industry. This new problem stemmed from solar PV arrays installed on composition shingle roofs that don’t shed “much” snow Keep reading . . .
Since the early 1990’s, Alpine has spent a great deal of time and money on structural testing of snow guards. Some of these results are now 20 years old. As we begin a new year, we’ll begin the process of completely retesting every product we offer. Our first-of-its-kind research facility will allow us to start Keep reading . . .
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 snow on solar arrays, you’ve come to the right place. Alpine SnowGuards has been an industry leader in rooftop snow management for Keep reading . . .