Alpine’s Guide for Solar Arrays & Snow Management on Shingle Roofs

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 . . .

Alpine Launched Solar Snow Management System in 2012

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 . . .

Introducing Solar Snow Dog

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 . . .

Solar Snow Management for PV Arrays: Expectations vs. Reality

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 . . .

Alpine SnowGuards in 2020: A first-of-its-kind research facility

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 . . .

Managing Snow on Solar Arrays: It’s What We Know

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 . . .

Managing Snow and Ice on Solar Panel Arrays

Last week, we covered Snow Guards for Solar Panels, and since that post, several questions and comments have come up regarding the pros and cons of managing snow and ice on solar panel arrays. Avalanching Snow on Solar Panels I’ve always been a strong advocate for not using snow retention devices unless they’re needed. If Keep reading . . .

Snow Guards for Solar Panels

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. Why, Keep reading . . .

How Do Snow Guards Work? (Part 2: Pipe-Style)

In part one of this two-part blog series, we talked about snow guards and customer expectations. We specifically referred to reference installation and use of pad-style snow guards to answer the question, “How do Snow Guards Work?” This time let’s shift the focus to pipe-style snow guards. Pipe-Style Snow Guards Pipe-style snow guards act as Keep reading . . .

Snow Guard Installation Videos

You may already be aware that we’ve developed snow guard installation videos for some of our snow management systems. I thought it would be a great idea to put all them together in one post. Remember, we have snow guard solutions for ALL roof types, even solar. We are also your source for custom snow Keep reading . . .