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DPW Top of Pole Solar Panel Mounts
for 1 to 20 PV Modules

Power-Fab DPW top of pole solar panel mounts are a great solution for mounting a solar panel or multiple panel array in remote locations where there is no structure or building, or where roof orientation doesn't maximize sun exposure.  An extra advantage is that the panels can be angle adjusted so the plane of the panels maximizes the sun exposure as the seasons change. Download the DPW Solar Top-of-Pole PV Mounting System Brochure

DPW mounts are built to order and are a match fit to your solar panels.  Delivery is usually 2-3 weeks.  The top of pole mount includes everything but the steel pipe mounting pole.  Download the Top-of-Pole Mount Selection and Pricing Guide.

Pipe size and foundation requirements are based on several factors including the array surface area, maximum design wind speed, exposure category, soil type, steepest expected tilt angle, and above-ground clearance.  If you want a quotation use our top of pole mount quote form.

Design Parameters for Top of Pole Mounts

Detailed information is needed to design a top of pole mount.

  • The specific solar panel model number, manufacturer's name and serial numbers if available.

  • The number of solar panels to be mounted.

  • The geographic location of the installation so we can determine snow and wind loads.

  • The exposure category of the installation site:

    • B: Terrain with buildings, forest or surface irregulars covering at least 20 percent of the ground area extending one mile or more from the site.  This is generally an urban site.  It is not expected that you make an exhaustive survey for 1 mile all around the array location to determine the exact proportion of building or forest areas to land area.

    • C:  Flat and generally open terrain extending 1/2 mile or more from the site in any full quadrant.  The exposure has become the commonly accepted with the terrain is not known.

    • D: Represents the area with the most severe conditions.  These have basic wind speeds of 80 mph or greater with flat, unobstructed terrain adjacent to large bodies of water, or in flat plains.  Exposure D extends inland from the shore 1/4 of a mile or 10 times the building height.

  • Soil conditions at the installation site:

    • 1. Crystalline bedrock

    • 2. Sedimentary and foliated rock

    • 3. Sandy gravel and/or gravel

    • 4. Sand, silty or clayey sand, silty gravel and clayey gravel

    • 5. Clay, sandy clay, silty clay, clayey silt, silt and sandy silt

  • Foundation or footer diameter.  The default is 30 inches.  Your can advise a larger or smaller diameter 14 inches or larger if required at your installation site.

  • Maximum tilt angle at these increments 15, 25, 35, 45, 55 or 65 degrees from horizontal.

  • Clearance height of the solar panel above the ground at the steepest angle of adjustment.

  • Extra cost options:

    • High wind version

    • Anodized aluminum

    • Hot dip galvanized steel

    • Powder coated steel

    • Powder coated aluminum

    • Stainless steel hardware

    • Tamper resistant hardware

    • Over sized mounting sleeve (mandatory for high wind versions)

DPW has a configuration tool we use to process this information and that generates a CAD installation drawing in PDF.

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Assembly Instruction Downloads

Note that instruction updates may be made without notice. 

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM1 Type A-G Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM1 Type H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM2 Type A-B Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM2 Type C-H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM3 A-C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM3 Type D Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM3 Type E-H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM4 Type A-B Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM4 Type D-G Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM4 Type H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM6 Type A-C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM6 Type D Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM6 Type E-H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM8 Type A-B Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM8 Type C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM8 Type D-H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM9 Type C-H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM10 Type A-B Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM10 Type C-G Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM10 Type H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM12 Type A-C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM12 Type D-G Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM12 Type D-G High Wind Version Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM12 Type H Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM14 Type A-C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM14 Type D-G Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM15 Type C-D Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM15 Type E-G Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM16 Type A-B Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM16 Type C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM16 Type D-F Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM18 Type C Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM18 Type D-F Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM20 Type A-B Assembly Instructions

DPW Top of Pole Mount TPM20 Type C-D Assembly Instructions

Additional Information for Special Applications

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TPM4 or Module Types D, E, F, G, & H Rail Bracket Spacing Chart

Call for prices and discounted prices on multiple mounts.  720-575-7600

Please contact us for information, design assistance and prices.  Use our top of pole mount quote form.

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