As you’re aware, I’ve retired from the world of solar panel racking. As you may not be aware, Alpine SnowGuards manufactures the only snow retention system for solar arrays. Yes, we make a product that keeps snow and ice from sliding off the roof from solar panels in the form of a sudden avalanche (Take Keep reading….
At Alpine SnowGuards, we’ve been designing, engineering, and manufacturing snow management solutions for nearly 25 years! Just over 10 years ago, the founder and President of Alpine SnowGuards, Brian Stearns, wrote the below editorial for RCI Magazine. A decade is a long time, and we’re going stronger than ever (and so are our snow guards Keep reading….
In just 2 weeks Alpine SnowGuards will once again be at METALCON! I love that the show always falls in October – or as some of my friends in the industry refer to it, “ROCKtober”. Alpine’s wide variety of options and configurations for managing rooftop snow spans all roof types, but since this week is Keep reading….
Most of you already knew this, but in case you didn’t (it never hurts repeating), Alpine SnowGuards led the charge in engineering snow management systems that were designed specifically for use on solar arrays. In fact, we currently manufacture 3 systems, each with its own unique features, making deciding which system to go with a Keep reading….
If a solar install project you’re working on or have completed requires a snow management solution, you’ll want to read this. And if you’re in New England, like us, you woke up to a TON of snow this morning, so this is as great a time as any to talk about snow on solar. We Keep reading….
For those of us who live in locations that receive any amount of snow during the course of the winter (even in the autumn and spring up here in our neck of the woods), managing rooftop snow is essential in protecting the areas immediately surrounding our homes and businesses, where people walk and play, where Keep reading….
At Alpine SnowGuards and EcoFasten Solar, we know that managing snow on a solar array can be tricky business. In North America, over 75% of the roofs installed on residential construction projects are asphaltic composition shingles. If you live in or own a building with this type of roofing, and live in an area that Keep reading….
With winter storm Astro already dumping almost 17” of fresh snow on some areas of the Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes, it’s sinking in that winter has officially made its debut. As a skier and a lover of ice fishing, I look forward to the snow.…even if it means I have to endure the Keep reading….
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….
I’ve written about the phenomenon of roof avalanches before, and how to put an end to them for good. Just last night, as I glanced at the calendar in my kitchen pantry, I realized my Son goes back to school in less than a month, and I thought it would be a good idea to Keep reading….