The RAQ: Components

Start Bracket Kit

Every row of The RAQ begins with a Start Bracket Kit. Each kit comes with the bracket and universal panel clamps. End brackets are available for wind zones that exceed 160 mph.


Adjustability of the clamp allows for virtually every panel on the market.

Adjustment bolts

To the left, is a Start Bracket being mounted to The RAQ. Two bolts are used, with nuts on the back that don't require a 2nd wrench to tighten. Attaching multiple RAQ kits together are accomplished the same way.  All joints are structurally and electrically bonded.

All Adjustments Bolts (panel clamp, mounting bracket and RAQ connection points) are all the same size. Therefore, all adjustments are made with one tool!

The RAQ Flashing

To the left you see the Flashing included with The RAQ.  Our flashing follows the principles of pipe boot flashing.

The RAQ Mounting Bracket

To the left, is the Flashing installed. It fits under the upper row of shingles and secures itself around the back of the
Mounting Bracket (this photo only shows it partially secured.

Wind Zone Accessory Kit

To the left, is the optional Wind Zone Kit, added to The RAQ in wind zones higher than 160 MPH and 90 LBS of snow load. Included are four (4) mounting brackets, four flashings for each of the brackets and four end brackets for end clamps.  The RAQ ships standard with anchor feet at 48" on center.  When this kit is ordered, anchor feet should be placed at 24" on center, certifying The RAQ for 190 MPH and 120 LBS of snow load.  Note: See Engineering & 3rd Party Testing Documents

Micro-Inverter Kit

To the left, is the Micro-inverter Kit, used to speed up the installation of micro-inverters. Each kit comes with three (3) brackets. This is optional as micro-inverters can attach directly to The RAQ.  These devices can save significant trunk cable, with easy adjustment of the inverter placement.

1 Panel RAQ

The 1 Panel RAQ is designed to hold one solar panel in portrait position.  It also connects to 3 Panel RAQ, and additional 1 Panel RAQs, or it can be free standing.  This solar panel rack accommodates either 60-cell or 72-cell solar panels.

 

Note the start brackets and flashings are not displayed.

3 Panel RAQ

The 3 Panel RAQ mounts three solar panels in portrait position.  It also connects to additional 3 Panel or 1 Panel RAQs or it can be free standing.  This solar panel rack accommodates either 60-cell or 72-cell solar panels.

 

Note the start brackets and flashings are not displayed.

1 Panel Lanscape RAQ
1 Panel Lanscape RAQ with Solar Panel

The 1 Panel Landscape RAQ allows for one solar panel to be mounted in the landscape position.  It does not connect to 3 Panel or 1 Panel RAQs.  It is free standing, this RAQ can be ordered to accommodate either 60-cell or 72-cell solar panels.

 

 

Solar Panel Mounts