Solar Snow Pad Fence (SSP-SF)

Features:

  • Back of pad is built like a snowplow
  • 2" wide pad - vertical array installation
  • 3" wide pad - horizontal array installation
  • Rated 300 lbs/pad. (average 3 pads/panel)
  • Holes in the downslope end so that rods
    can be inserted
  • Retrofit 3/8" rods creating a barrier
    system for points of egress

SSP-SF Retention Strap Views

SSP-SF Retention Strap

Solar Snow Pad - Snow Fence line drawing

  • Retrofit the existing solar snow pad with 3/8" rods for greater snow retention
  • Can only be used on panels in the portrait orientation (Ave. solar panel width in portrait orientation is 36-40". Most are 38" wide. If used in the 38" width, the rods will flex. The ave. length of solar panels in landscape orientation is 60-66". The rods are not strong enough to handle this load. Solar SnowMax is recommended.)
  • Must have a T-Nut and retention strap installed in the vertical joint - over the mid-clamp - when used on the eaves to prevent it from sliding
  • Rods have a retention bracket and set screw for each end of the array

Finish:

  • Mill (standard)

Solar Snow Pad Data Sheets

 

Why is the Solar Snow Management Systemâ„¢ necessary?

The calculated snow load of a solar panel is approximately 800 lbs/panel (50 lbs/sf x 16 sf ave. panel). Solar panels (by their nature being glass/hard roof surfaces, with no friction) allow built up snow to release in an avalanche manner, with the potential to cause serious injury, damage or even death.

This system is designed to clamp to the solar panel frame, does not penetrate or scuff the frame and, more importantly, does not shade the collector surface. (read more)

 
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