Power Fab Top of Pole mount for 3 Type-B Modules 20-26" x 39-50".
Top-of-Pole Mounts are designed with a collar ready to be mounted on a pole. The racks accommodate different size poles and are adjustable for optimal sun angle from 15° to 65° in 10-degree increments. They can be rotated on the pole for manual tracking. Stainless steel module mounting hardware is included. Anchor bolts and poles are not included. Standard racks have mill-finish aluminum module rails with painted steel pole collar and strong back. Mounts are available in galvanized steel and anodized aluminum.
POWER-FAB Top-of-Pole Mounts, manufactured by Direct Power and Water Corporation, are available in several sizes ranging from 1-module through 18-modules -- up to 260 square feet. The rack design is determined by the area of the module(s) to be mounted, not necessarily the number of modules.
POWER-FAB Top-of-Pole mounts are designed for maximum strength and ease of installation. Our racks are module-specific and not universal, which helps to reduce the number of parts. This simplifies assembly and minimizes assembly errors.
No aluminum components are threaded to be attached to other components. All of our mounting sleeves are heavy gauge steel and have fully welded caps. Hardened bolts are used to lock the mounting sleeve to the pole.
Using a module-specific design allows us to build racks with the fewest number of parts . All racks are made to fit the specific module that is to be mounted. This ensures that the system is assembled in just the manner it is intended. No measuring or guesswork is required. All the holes are located exactly where needed. Gaps between modules are minimal and uniform. There will never be excess rack material extending beyond the modules.
Strongbacks, Elevation Pivots, and Mounting Sleeves are made of heavy gauge steel flat bar, square tubing, and pipe or mechanical tubing conforming to ASTM A36 and ASTM A500-Grade B. All parts are mig-welded, burrs are removed, corners are coped, and edges are sanded. All steel parts are coated with two coats of industrial urethane enamel paint.
Solar module mounting rails are made of mill-finish 6061-T6 structural aluminum angle or channel. All holes are deburred, and edges are coped and sanded. Stainless steel module mounting hardware is provided with each rack. Standard rack assembly hardware is zinc-plated Grade 5. A stainless steel hardware upgrade is optional.
All standard Top-of-Pole Mounts have six tilt-angle settings from 15° to 65° in 10° increments. The elevation adjustment is positive locking in each position eliminating the possibility of slippage. The racks are balanced about the pivot bolt to make elevation adjustments easy. Other tilt combinations and racks welded at fixed angles are offered as options.
Standard mounts are designed and warranted to withstand 90 mph, zone C windloads. Structures rated to withstand 130 mph wind loads are available. To specify the High Wind Version, add “-HWV” to the end of the part #.
All racks have sleeves sized to slip over readily available standard sizes of installer-supplied SCH40 (Schedule 40) steel pipe. The largest mounts (225 ft and above) mount on SCH 80 steel pipe. The mounting sleeves have set-bolts spaced 90° apart to firmly secure the rack to the pole.