Top-Of-Pole Mounts: installed safe and free from dirt

Top-of-pole mounts are structures where mounting poles are secured into the ground and tightened with concrete and the solar module is mounted on the top of the poles. The advantage is that it is rather not exposed to vandalism and accumulation of dirt, leaves and snow. These types of mounting structures can hold between 1 and 20 solar panels per pole.The inclination of the mount can usually be adjusted manually according to the seasons. Some top-of-pole mounts have a tracker included. Cleaning can be an issue as the panels are mounted way above ground. Maintenance crew needs special equipment to reach and clean the panels.[caption id="attachment_4904" align="aligncenter" width="321"]Top-of-pole mounts Top-of-pole mounts[/caption] Similar to the Side-of-pole mounts,  you will need to take into account the windload capabilities of the pole and top-of-pole mount that you’re installing.Most mounts are made to withstand winds up to 150km/u. However in many high-wind areas such as the coast, winload capability of 200km/u is recommended.Your supplier should be able to show you a test report. If it hasn't been tested, don't take the risk..
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