GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, says it has successfully completed grounding and bonding testing under ETL/UL 2703 for use of rivets as alternate panel-mounting hardware, as well as in some cases for attachment of certain components in racking structures.
According to the company, rivets are approved for use on all GameChange Solar pile-driven, ballasted fixed-tilt and tracker systems. Standard rivets and rivet guns may be used.
“We added rivets as an alternate to our ETL/UL testing to give customers greater flexibility,” says Woo Kim, director of engineering at GameChange Solar. “Rivets require no torque marks and often allow customers to increase installation rates for mounting modules.”