Unistrut Energy Solutions Launches Pre-Engineered Racking Systems for the Solar Market

Easy-to-install, pre-engineered racking system saves time and money in rooftop, ground and ballast-mounted solar installations

Harvey Ill.,—Unistrut International Corporation's Energy Solutions division now offers pre-engineered racking systems, demonstrating a cost-effective support structure for photovoltaic panels in a wide variety of solar applications, including rooftop, ground and ballast-mounted installations. PV panels can be mounted in a portrait or landscape format.

"Pre-engineered solutions provide labor and material savings to the marketplace," said David Devine, National Sales Manager. Four new designs will meet the wind load, snow load, dead load and seismic requirements of approximately 75 to 80 percent of all commercial solar applications. "With minor modifications, the system can be customized to meet more specific requirements, "added Devine.
With a pre-engineered solution, contractors and solar integrators no longer have to wait for an engineering analysis. Accurate costs can also be generated in a matter of days. The company estimates a 30-35 percent savings over custom racking systems.
"These are flexible, efficient designs that optimize the use of product and affordable materials," said Ray Szkola, Engineering Manager." We have reduced the number of pieces, provided for simple connections, and lengthened spans to minimize roof or ground penetrations. This all makes it easy for a laborer or skilled tradesman to install the system, and reduces cost."
Unistrut is unique in that it manufactures, designs, fabricates and installs solar racking systems. Fabrication, pre-assembly, engineering and installation services make Unistrut a convenient one-stop shop.
"Ease of installation is critical for the timeline of the job," said Devine. "A system that is easy to install will help minimize potential bottlenecks."
Unistrut's Energy Solutions division (www.unistrutenergy.com) provides engineered solutions for renewable energy, specializing in solar photovoltaic. Well known products from Unistrut and Allied Tube & Conduit are incorporated into solar solutions. Additionally, the company provides contracting services for commercial healthcare construction, fall protection safety, and data center support. Unistrut® is a registered trademark of Unistrut International Corporation. All rights reserved.

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