Side of Pole (SOP) Mounts
Side-of-Pole Mounts are available in models to accommodate 1 to 3 of any size PV module
- Built for use on 3″ or 4″ schedule 40 or 80 steel posts.
- Custom mounts can be ordered for a variety of other posts.
- The braces can either be run forward of the panel or back behind which allows greater flexibility in choosing the site for the mount.
- Panel inclination is controlled through a range of 20 to 90 degrees just by changing the attachment to the brace.
- All aluminum components of General Specialties Side of Pole mounts are cut from 6061 T-6 extrusions for superior rigidity.
- We do not use formed parts out of lighter weight 5052 material as they do not meet our stringent strength requirements. When we say that these mounts are rated for 100 MPH winds, we stand behind that claim.
- Panel rails feature a proprietary T-Slotted extrusion designed for us for easy and infinite adjustability of panel hardware placement, and extra strength.
- Zinc plated U-Bolts are provided for standard attachment to 3″ or 4″ schedule 40 or 80 pipe, and Stainless Steel mounting hardware for all panel attachments and parts assembly are included.
- Optional attachment brackets for trees, power/phone poles, or Rohn Towers can be purchased upon request.
photo: Pro Tech Electric, Scott Warren
What are the best applications for the SOP series?
- Pump systems ( pool, irrigation, livestock watering, etc.)
- Lighting and Security
- Railroad signalling
The braces can either be run forward of the panel or back behind which allows greater flexibility in choosing the site for the mount.
Panel inclination is controlled through a range of 20 to 90 degrees just by changing the attachment to the brace.
The Channel Cross Pieces
The channel cross pieces are self aligning and notched to securely index at 90º to the mounting post. This minimizes installation time, and also provides a much stronger foundation then a “floating” attachment.
Side of Pole Mount: Photo Gallery
Side of Pole Mount – photo: Sam Sansom, AR
Detail shot of modified Side of Post installation in equitorial Africa. photo: SunDanzer
Modified SOP mount to catch morning and evening sun in an equitorial location. photo: SunDanzer
Multiple Side of Pole Mounts – photo: Sam Sansom, AR