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Everything you need to know about Tier 1 and Tier 2 structures, and how they affect your project!

July 7, 2020

Are you thinking about installing a carport? Are you having a hard time choosing a structured supplier? Do you know which structure type you need?  If you have been asking yourself these questions, then you have come to the right place! There are many factors to consider when purchasing a carport. Not only do you…

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Solar Builder Magazine Webinar Recap

June 30, 2020

Managing a project can be complicated, especially when multiple parties must work together. As each works on a project, they use different approaches that they are comfortable with to provide them with the results they want to achieve. This can make project collaboration between parties difficult due to differences in processes and methodologies. Project complications…

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Questions on Installation Processes?

June 23, 2020

Factors to consider when installing a carport  There are many factors to consider when installing a solar carport. The most important factors we think should be considered is the installation method, the speed of install, and the process of install. Each of these factors satisfies projects specific needs. Install Process: Staggered or Complete  Staggering an…

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The Cost of Corrosion

June 16, 2020

When installing a structure such as a solar carport, especially one viewed as an investment, one must always consider the associated costs projected over the lifetime of the structure.  One of the most important factors to consider when looking at a structure’s lifetime costs is corrosion.  Corrosion is constantly acting on a structure and is…

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What are the different types of PV Modules?

June 10, 2020

What is the PV Module?  A PV module is created by a series of connected solar cells that provide standard output power. The PV module is encapsulated with tempered glass or other transparent material on the front surface, and with a protective and waterproof material on the back. The edges are sealed for weatherproofing, and…

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Summing Up Structures

June 2, 2020

What is a solar carport? A solar carport does not widely differ from a conventional carport structure. It is essentially PV modules installed in place of standard roofing material, using a more substantial structure because it needs to support power generation equipment. This is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the solar industry due to…

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Pre-Engineering Vs Conventional Engineering: Which is the best fit for your solar project?

May 20, 2020

Are you looking for a solar support structure? If you are, you will need to decide between a conventional project-specific structure or a pre-engineered structure. What is Pre-Engineering? A pre-engineered structure’s intent is to offer a solution that efficiently satisfies a wide range of structural and design requirements and needs. While a pre-engineered structure might…

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The Solar Investment Tax Credit and What You Need to Know About Upcoming Changes.

August 15, 2019

What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit? And Why do these upcoming changes matter? While these changes might not impact a residential owner as significantly, when dealing with large scale Commercial and Utility projects, 4% goes a long way and can save thousands. The Solar Investment Tax Credit In order to encourage the growth of…

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Why Should You Self Install?

August 15, 2019

When searching for a company to supply a solar structure, you will come across many that will insist on doing the installation themselves. While this sounds enticing, it means that your company will lose out on a large portion of the profit. However, at Kern Solar Structures we believe that as a solar contractor, you…

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Kern Solar Structures : About Us

August 15, 2019

Kern Solar Structures is one of only a few solar structure suppliers that employs a manufacturer direct approach in order to provide the best product at competitive costs, while actively offering independent solar contractors the tools they need to install our structures themselves. Our approach provides independent installers/contractors an alternative to the current system of…

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