The Obama Administration has taken huge strides in supporting clean energy and climate change over the past six years. This dedication to renewable energy support was recently expanded upon. In early November, President Obama announced a new target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. At the same time, President Xi Jinping of China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030, with the intention to try to peak early, and to increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20 percent by 2030.
With these two countries making up over one third of the global greenhouse gas emissions, this joint announcement from the U.S. and China plays a significant role in addressing climate change. The new U.S. goal will double the pace of carbon pollution reduction from 1.2 percent per year on average during the 2005-2020 period to 2.3-2.8 percent per year on average between 2020 and 2025. This new plan is an addendum to Obama’s previous climate goals. In 2009, the Obama administration took action to decrease carbon pollution by investing more than $80 billion in clean energy technology, including solar. The Climate Action Plan, announced early in Obama’s second term, ramped up the efforts for sustainable renewable energy and efficiency.
This announcement in conjunction with China is especially significant as it is the first time China has agreed to peak its CO2 emissions. Many policy markers in the U.S. expect China to succeed “in peaking its emissions before 2030 based on its broad economic reform program, plans to address air pollution, and implementation of President Xi’s call for an energy revolution.” It will require China to deploy an additional 800-1,000 gigawattsof nuclear, wind, solar and other zero emission generation capacity by 2030 –more than all the coal-fired power plants that exist in China today and closeto total current electricity generation capacity in the United States.
As the importance and dedication to clean energy continues to grow, we look forward to how the solar industry will grow and expand over the next several decades.
To learn more about the U.S.–China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation, read the entire press release here.
You can now purchase Zilla® products in true Zilla fashion-- quickly and easily. We removed a step or two from the process so you can spend more time on installing solar panels. Our new online store allows customers to make product selections directly from their desktop, tablet or mobile device in just a few short steps. It truly is so simple, it’s scary!
We are always innovating at Zilla, looking for ways to make solar installation easier and more efficient for you. Within our online store, you can purchase a variety of innovative products to help cut down on your installation time. Here are a few of our favorite products. You can get these items and many, many more online.
Double Stud Flashing
Laboratory tested to withstand the pull-out strength of up to 5,240 lbs., our Double Stud Flashing is the strongest watertight flashing on the market. The Double Stud flashing is compatible with a variety of mounting components and is suitable for both PV and thermal installations. This product is versatile, strong and simple to install.
No more ugly, leaky rubber boots or messy caulking. Unlike any other flashing on the market, Zilla’s Electrical Flashing features a watertight seal. This allows you to mount junction boxes and combiner boxes so you can run electric through the roof or walls without the worry of leaks!
This quick-ship kit includes everything that you need to quickly and efficiently install solar panels in two module configurations, taking the guesswork out of ensuring all components are compatible. Each kit includes a set of two 83" Quad Combo rails, four Top Clips, four End Clips, four Splice Bar kits and necessary hardware. Shipped in conveniently sized packages, the Rac Pac is easy to handle and transport. Add an electrical flashing and double stud flashing with L-foot attachments to your Rac Pac order for a truly best-in-class installation.
To get started and learn about these new products and more,check out our NEW online store.
Zilla Ground Mount Systems are designed for maximum strength, versatility and cost savings. Large or small, when using Zilla Helical Piers and the Zilla Pre-fabricated Truss System, there is simply no faster and easier way to install a ground mount system.
Our Helical Piers provide a secure foundation that installs quickly and is immediately ready for in-field adjustment and attachment of Zilla Pre-fabricated Trusses. Helical Piers can be installed in less than a minute and are immediately ready for leveling and attachment, with no concrete required. This approach to ground mount installation allows for increased operational efficiencies and reduces time in the field, making it the fastest and easiest ground mount system on the market.
At Zilla, we live by the motto, “so simple, it’s scary” which is why we bring you our Pre-fabricated Truss System. It can be customized to meet site specifications and arrives already assembled and ready for installation. Our pre-fabricated truss system allows for rapid installation of modules with minimal field assembly, saving you time and money. Simply add the cross rails and install the modules of your choice.
Zilla ground mount solar racking systems are designed for maximum versatility and minimum installation time. Our helicals are adjustable in the field to allow for spur-of-the-moment adjustments. Zilla ground mount solar racking systems can also be used in caisson, slab or ballast variety depending on your job requirements.
With Zilla Helical Piers and the Zilla Pre-fabricated Truss System, there is simply no faster and easier way to install a ground mount system. Request a quote and find out for yourself how simple Zilla Ground Mount systems truly are.
Zilla ground mount solar racking systems are designed for maximum versatility and minimum installation time. Helicals are available in 4’, 5’, 6’, 7’ (custom lengths and configurations available). Our helicals are adjustable in the field to allow for spur-of-the-moment adjustments. Zilla ground mount solar racking systems can also be used in caisson, slab or ballast variety depending on your job requirements.
Girl power pulses through Southern Appalachian Girl Scouts Council Camp Tanasi on Norris Lake in East Tennessee. And with the help of Zilla products, solar power also helps power the camp. Understanding the importance and power of nature and natural energy, the Girl Scouts appreciate and cherish their time in the wilds of camp. With the help from non-profit Black Bear Solar Institute, they are now able to harness the power of the sun to power their new Polaris all-electric ATV.
Bob Harris of the Black Bear Solar Institute was familiar with Zilla as being “the best on the market for handling long spans”. For this installation on a 45-degree, metal roof, he decided that his best and safest bet was with Zilla. Zilla products include 2 Rac Pacs and 8 MiniAdjustable Standoffs to accommodate a 4 module installation. It would be a daunting task for Bob and his team, but Zilla helped to make the installation as efficient as possible.
“On this building, all that’s holding up that 45-degree roof over the camp dining hall are big glulam beams spaced 10 feet on center. We lagged into those beams and put another of your adjustable standoffs at the mid-span lagged into the 2x6 decking. I spent the afternoon climbing around on the rails doing the wiring and they are absolutely solid. Plus, we only had six penetrations into the metal roof. Couldn’t have wished for anything better!” says Harris.
“Everything from Zilla worked perfectly, and was easy to get assembled and attached to the roof by myself. I don't know of any racking product other than Zilla that could have handled this one,” adds Harris.
Starting small, Camp Tanasi is over the moon (or sun!) with their brand new solar panels. Their plan is to fill the roof [with panels] for their electrical needs once they receive more sponsors. To learn more about Camp Tanasi and the Girl Scouts of South Appalachian, click here.
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The summer solar season is in full swing and we know it is important for you to maximize you installations while the weather is good. Finish your summer strong with Zilla flashings. Our flashings are faster, safer and stronger. And for a limited time, cheaper! Zilla is offering FREE SHIPPING on select flashings when you purchase online at the Zilla Store.
Zilla Flashings are some of the most innovative solar installation products in the industry. Our flashings ensure secure rooftop attachment, watertight protection and durable strength, while being easy to install, easy to transport and easy to order! So what are you waiting for? Fulfill all of your flashing needs today.
Zip with L-Foot
Double Stud Flashing
4 Pack (Black)
Double Stud Flashing
4 Pack (Mill)
Double Stud XL Flashing
PVC Electrical Flashing
PVC Electrical Flashing
Electrical Flashing XL
For larger orders please contact a sales rep.
Our innovative products focus on ease and efficiency, making it easier for you to complete installations faster and safer. Our approach to solar mounting and racking puts the user first by creating products and systems that install easily at a low cost.
Check out our best-selling solar mounting and racking and see for yourself how these products can change the way you tackle installations.
The Double Stud Flashing, a Zilla® fan favorite, offers the strongest watertight flashing in the market. The innovative design of the Double Stud features a metal-to-metal compression zone that creates a complete watertight seal. It features two-point or four-point installation, which is compatible with a variety of mounting components and universal attachments. With a laboratory tested withdrawal strength of 5,240 lbs., this strong, versatile and watertight flashing will quickly become a solar racking and mounting must-have.
Our ground mount system is one of the faster installations in the industry. The key to this system is the easy-to-install helical piers that can be installed in less than one minute using locally sourced equipment with rotational downward force capabilities. Simply attach our pre-fabricated truss system to the helical piers for a rapid installation with minimal field assembly. This labor and cost efficient approach to ground mount installation allows you to complete projects faster than ever.
The Zilla Cobra™ is the fastest, most cost-effective solar mounting system for flat roof ballast installations in the market today. It is specifically designed to reduce the total installation cost and time of a flat roof project. With two light-weight, pre-fabricated components, the Cobra requires an absolute minimum amount of labor, no measuring and is easily adjustable in the field.
These products are tried and true favorites of our loyal Zilla customers. Designed with solar installers in mind, we know that these products will change the way you do business and help you bring more solar to more people more efficiently. Try these best-selling products and our other Zilla products today!
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