Category: sunMAX Solar User Guide

Chapter 4: Location Analysis

sunMAX User Guide – Chapter 4: Analysis To determine the maximum amount of spacing when installing your solar system, consider the location and general weather conditions surrounding your install. Refer to the span tables in “Appendix A: Span Tables” on page 57 to determine the recommended measurements as they pertain to your location. Snow Loading To determine the ground snow load at the installation site, consult with your local building and safety department for the specific requirements for your location. AC Modules should not be installed in snowdrift areas of the roof. Basic Wind Speed Determine the wind speed at your installation site and consult your local building and safety department for guidelines. Roof Zones Locate the area on the roof where you will be installing the solar array. The roof is divided into three zones: the interior, edges, and corners. Interior The innermost area surrounded by the edges, also referred to as the field. Edges The edges are defined as 10% of the least horizontal dimension or a minimum of 3′ (0.9 m) from the edge of the roof and represent areas of higher wind load. Corners The corners are defined as the intersection of two edge zones on the leading edge of the roof. Wind loads are highest in the corner zones and lowest in the interior zone. AC Modules should not be mounted in the corner...

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Chapter 3: sunMAX Component Usage

sunMAX User Guide – Chapter 3: Component Usage All sunMAX mounting components are installed into frame of the Solar Panel using the same motion. Components hook underneath the outer edge of the panel’s frame and then pivot down. Never force a component into place as it can damage the frame of the Solar Panel.   Panel Connectors Panel Connectors, model SM-PC-10, join Solar Panels together structurally between adjacent corners and along the outside edges of the Solar Panels and bond them together electrically. The arrow located on the top surface of each Panel Connector should always point downward towards the Trim Cover. Do not install vertically between the panels in your array.   If a Mounting Assembly is near a Panel Connector location, install the Panel Connector first, then install the Mounting Assembly   Panel Connectors have preset gaps on them where the Solar Panels will fit in as they come together during the installation. Align the preset gaps with the edge of the Solar Panel before hooking the Panel Connector underneath the frame and pivoting down.   Mounting Assembly Mounting Assemblies provide structural support and 360˚ adjustment between the Roof Mount and the outer edges of the Solar Panel. The Mounting Assembly base also slides forward and backward to allow adjustment of the swivel mount position. The arrow located on the top surface of each Mounting Assembly should...

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Chapter 2: Components

sunMAX Solar User Guide – Chapter 2: Components   Solar Panel The Solar Panel, model SM-SP-260W-DC, can be installed in portrait orientation, landscape orientation, or a combination of both. Prior to transferring the Solar Panels to the roof for installation, each will be assembled with cabling and a Microinverter. The assembled parts will be referred to as an AC Module. Each panel in the array is installed downroof in the lower-edge position, side by side until a row is complete. Panel Connector Panel Connectors, model SM-PC-10, join solar panels together structurally between adjacent corners and along the outside edges of the Solar Panels and bond them together electrically. The arrow located on the top surface of each Panel Connector should always point downward towards the Trim Cover.   Mounting Assembly Mounting Assemblies, model SM-MA-10, provide structural support and 360° adjustment swivel between the Roof Mount and outer edges of the Solar Panel. The arrow located on the top surface of each Mounting Assembly should always point downward towards the Trim Cover.   Connector Mount Connector Mounts, model SM-CM-10, provide structural support and 360° adjustment between the Roof Mount and outer edges of the Solar Panel where Mount Assemblies would coincide with a Panel Connector location. Each Connector Mount has an arrow on the top surface of the 360° swivel that should always face forward toward the Trim Cover.   Trim...

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Chapter 1: Introduction

sunMAX Solar User Guide – Chapter 1: Introduction Overview sunMAX™ by Ubiquiti Networks is a grid-tie solar solution that utilizes photovoltaic (PV) cells, or solar panels, to convert solar energy into alternating current electricity. Using a watertight roof mounting system, sunMAX offers both portrait and landscape array configurations with easy-to-use software to help you design and implement a fully customizable solar solution. The sunMAX solar solution should be deployed by an installer trained and familiar with the safety and operational procedures of the sunMAX system and all of its components. The AC Modules are UL listed to standard 1703 and the mounting hardware is UL listed to standard 2703. Please adhere to all applicable codes, required permits, and regulations concerning the installation and inspection requirements as they pertain to your location. Safety The following instructions and safety precautions are in place to ensure proper deployment and operation of your solar equipment: Use only the materials and tools specified in this guide. Do not break or modify any of the solar components or use them outside of their intended use. Do not sit or stand on the surface of the AC Modules. Install components securely to avoid parts from becoming loose or falling off during the installation. Only work in dry conditions with dry tools. Prevent rafters and sheathing from becoming wet. Install each AC Module securely to ensure proper...

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