Success mounts up

Renusol has presented its new solution for mounting solar plants on trapezoidal sheet metal roofs.

The company says that the system allows framed PV modules to be mounted exceptionally quickly and can now also be used on trapezoidal sheet metal roofs with thicknesses between 0.4 and 1.5 millimetres.

Only a few components are required for the modules to be directly fastened to the roof, namely a clamp base, two thin sheet metal screws, one end clamp and one middle clamp, and the modules are fixed without the need for mounting rails. The same screws can now be used for both aluminium and steel trapezoidal metal sheet roofs.

“The MetaSole mounting system is now even easier to use, reducing the mounting time to less than ten minutes per kilowatt peak (kWp) of power installed,” said Daniel Theophil, product manager at Renusol.

“Systems which are quicker to mount currently have a clear advantage over their counterparts – installers’ relatively stable salaries are counterbalancing falling module prices, leading to installation costs becoming increasingly decisive for the systems’ rates of return.”