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Support systems for solar applications

With over one million square feet of a global manufacturing footprint, Eaton consistently provides quality B-Line series support and enclosure solutions for commercial and utility photovoltaic projects.

Smart solar solutions to increase productivity

Our culture of innovation drives our engineers and staff to design unique time-saving cable management solutions and services to help streamline your solar installation processes. 

Example 1: Eaton offers material take offs to help ensure code compliance while optimizing design and cost.

Example 2: Eaton offers B-Line series cable tray lengths matched to pier spacing which allows piers to be used as support points, helping reduce field cuts and waste.

Extensive product portfolio

Eaton offers a broad range of B-Line series cable tray systems, strut channel, meter mounts and more that are ideal for solar applications.  Some of the most popular items are listed below.

KwikSplice cable tray

  • High strength to weight ratio reducing system weight in rooftop applications
  • Assembles with 50% of the splice labor vs. traditional ladder tray systems due to its two‐bolt splice design
  • Lower total installed cost when compared to wire basket cable tray systems

Cable ladder solutions for solar

  • Available in a variety of styles, materials and finishes
  • Includes a wide range of accessories for flexible design
  • Structural steel savings opportunities for cable ladder systems

For a full portfolio of cable tray and ladder solutions, visit the cable tray and ladder systems web page.

Pier support brackets 

  • Manufactured to accommodate multiple pier sizes
  • Installs without drilling or welding
  • Dual-arm bracket enables NEMA VE‐2 compliance at expansion joints without additional ground supports
  • Less hardware when compared to other support options in the industry

To learn more, view or download the submittal document

Adjustable pipe and strut support bracket 

  • Easy leveling of support system surface when grade is uneven
  • Utilizes pipe or conduit for ground stakes
  • Mounting hole allows for easy strut attachment

To learn more, view or download the adjustable pipe and strut support bracket submittal.

For the full B-Line series strut system, view or download the strut system catalog

 

Dura-Blok supports 

  • Allows for ‘drop and go’ installation of supports
  • Can be used on landfill and rooftop solar applications where ground penetration is prohibited
  • Strut profile allows for easy attachment of hold down clamps and accessories