Roof or Solar Tracking Energy Solutions

GMI Solar offers reliable lifetime energy solutions

Solar Panel Tracking System - GMI Star Tracker

Solar Tracking System


Roof Mounted System

Solar Tracking System

Our solar tracking systems reduce and often eliminate our clients energy costs in a world of rising oil prices. Our power station is capable of producing 100% or more power than a roof mount and 60% more than a standard ground mount.

Top reasons for installing a solar tracking system

  • Reduced installation costs
  • Significant production gains since the panels follow the sun
  • Finds the sun on your property without constraint of roof orientation
  • Much better production in winter months since snow is easily removed
  • Capability to make your home Net Zero
  • Less disruption to a residence and quicker installation

Roof Mounted Solar System

A roof mounted system integrates solar panels into the structure of the roof. GMI does NOT recommend roof mounted solar.

Reasons for NOT using a roof mounted system!

  • Panels lose efficiency due to heat generated from the sun on the roof.
  • Significant production lost because roof mounted solar cannot track the sun.
  • Panels lose production in winter months due to snow cover.
  • A roof should be a roof not a stage for electrical carrying devices, ask the fire department.
  • Future service with a single panel is very difficult, all panels are assembled close together requiring lifting multiple panels, you cannot walk on them to get to the one in the middle requiring service.
  • 25 years later the roof will require new shingles, and very likely, a majority of the roof plywood and the rafters will need to be replaced due to temperature differential between the steel fasteners and wood producing condensation, slowly rotting the timbers.
  • Cannot make your home Net Zero!