HelioScope allows the user to select between different types of racking depending on the type of Design and installation. This document list the different types available.
Fixed Tilt Racking
Fixed-tilt racking assumes the modules are tilted up in rows along a flat surface. As a result they will shade each other without sufficient row spacing and Fixed Tilt racking with Row Spacing of 0 will result in very high shading losses. Fixed-tilt modules run cooler because they have open space behind them, resulting in less temperature losses.
For pitched rooftops, the Flush-mount racking assumes the modules are in the same plane as the roof – and therefore will never shade each other. Flush-mount modules, have less ventilation, and so run hotter resulting in higher temperature losses.
HelioScope supports East-West Racking. Select it in the racking type drop down menu.
HelioScope has Single-Axis Tracker racking type in Beta. Select it in the racking type drop down menu.
Carports in HelioScope
HelioScope provides a specific type of racking for Carports. Read more here.