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 . . .
Introducing a New Solar Snow Guard Calculator
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’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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .