Mounting Systems, Inc.: New open terrain racking system Sigma I XL for solar plants

Combines single-post principle of the Sigma I with robust rail technology of Sigma II

West Sacramento – May 30, 2013

Mounting Systems, Inc., the international developer and manufacturer of solar racking systems, presents the new open terrain PV racking system Sigma I XL. The substructure combines the advantages of the Sigma I single-post racking system with the robust Pi-rail technology of the Sigma II. By ramming only one post, Sigma I XL reduces pile-driving time and requires less site improvement and maintenance time than its two-post counterpart. Resembling the Greek letter "Pi", the Pi-rail's consists of a horizontal beam that provides strength and stability with minimal material usage.

Due to improved material use and increased structural force of the Pi-rail, Mounting Systems manufactures the Sigma I XL in both portrait and landscape versions. Both versions rely on the Pi-rail technology and employ a patented attachment method for the respective applications. The Sigma I XL in landscape configuration provides a click-system for assembling the modules quickly, easily and without screws or bolts. Its portrait "brother" utilizes Mounting Systems' patented slot-nut-technology, the Quickstone, for a fast and secure installation.

Susanne Kylla, Director Sales at Mounting Systems, Inc., says: "The Sigma I XL stands out with its simple, functional design and the minimal number of tools needed for installation. Most parts are pre-assembled making this new open terrain product fast to install. This means considerable savings in time and installation costs compared to other systems, especially in large-scale projects." Since the Sigma I XL does not require concrete foundations, the need for site alteration is reduced and reclamation is easy, making the system environmentally friendly. In addition, the system is fully recyclable.

About Mounting Systems

Mounting Systems GmbH is one of the foremost international producers of solar racking systems. With 20 years of expertise in the market, the company is one of the most experienced providers of racking systems and module frames for photovoltaic and solar thermal facilities. In January 2011, Mounting Systems, Inc. was established in West Sacramento, California as a manufacturer of racking systems and components for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Mounting Systems Inc. was honored with the "patriotic employer" award in 2011.

Mounting Systems GmbH was established in 1993 in Dahlewitz/Berlin. In September 2008, Mounting Systems GmbH began operating as an independent company and has been selling its products in the PV, solar thermal and PV module frame markets ever since. Today, the racking systems, produced in Brandenburg, Germany, are delivered to customers around the world. In 2010, Mounting Systems opened a representative office in Lyon, France. An additional representative office in Milton Keynes has been available to customers in Great Britain since March 2012.

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