Solar in the Green Mountains

Being born and raised in Vermont instilled in me a love of many things – the open air, the mountains, hiking, skiing, fishing….and the sun (to name only a few).  If you’ve ever lived in Vermont (or visited any time between late Fall to early Spring), you know how scarce the sun can seem for Keep reading….

A SIPs Solution

Installing solar arrays on Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) can be complex, since there is no embedded lumber throughout the structure. The EcoFasten Solar® engineering team loves problems like this because it gives them the opportunity to do what they do best – create a fast, easy, straight-forward solution that makes sense, while remaining cost-effective. The Keep reading….

T-Minus One Week Until the SPI Show Floor Opens!

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….

Installation Photos: A Solution for Every Roof Type

Solar.  We all know it’s a big deal.  Installations are at an all-time record high, with 140,000 new installs in 2013, and almost 6.6 GW forecasted to come online through 2014.  Q1 of 2014 saw a 79% increase in installed solar PV over the same period in 2013.  The future looks bright, my friends. With Keep reading….

SPI 2014: 6 Reasons You Should Go

The entire solar community is talking about it. SPI 2014.  Being held this year in Las Vegas, SPI is quite literally the only location on the planet that will showcase the solar industry’s newest, most innovative, trending products and solutions this fall. On October 20th, it all begins, with pre-conference workshops, the opening general session & networking reception, which Keep reading….

QuikFoot: Roof Mount Also Ideal for Coastal Locations

We all know that our coastlines get hammered with dramatically stronger winds than inland locations.  Inland wind tends to settle much lower, down near the ground, due to the drag from the land.  The further towards the coast you go, the less drag (land) is present, which sets an ideal stage for winds to greatly pick Keep reading….

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Solar Installer

So, you’re going solar.  Good for you!  You’ll be so happy you did.  You’ll save money….over the long-term the average 20 year savings for Americans who make the move to solar is projected to be over $20,000.  That’s a LOT!  Plus, solar energy creates zero pollution by harnessing a completely renewable resource.  Zero. Yeah, it’s a pretty Keep reading….

Sometimes You Just Want to See Photos!

If I told you we manufacture solar roof mounts AND snow guards, you might wonder how the two are connected, but when you consider that our snow guard business prompted solar installers to ask if our roof penetrations and flashings could also be used for installing solar arrays, a clear connection can be made.  Through Keep reading….

Especially for Earth Day….Amazing Arrays

Way back in 1873 there was widespread global concern that the Earth’s population would soon consume all known resources of coal, and so experimentation with solar power began, continuing until the onset of WWI.  Flash forward 141 years to 2014, the infancy stages of what has been called “the solar century”, and solar power can Keep reading….

Did You Know? The Sequel.

It never ceases to amaze me that in the span of just one year, 2012 to 2013, solar installations increased by a truly substantial amount – 41% to be precise!  The decreasing cost of solar afforded the number of solar installations the capacity to grow exponentially.  Just imagine what 2014 will lead to in the world of Keep reading….