DNV GL verifies Unirac's Roof Mount (RM) Installs at 12 Modules Per Man Hour

Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, is proud to announce we received 3rd party verification that Roof Mount's installation speed is 12 modules per man hr., an industry leading standard.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – July 8, 2014 – Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, is proud to announce we received 3rd party verification that Roof Mount's installation speed is 12 modules per man hr., an industry leading standard.


PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), now DNV GL, conducted a photovoltaic (PV) module installation time-trial of Unirac's RM Roof Mount racking system. The time trial evaluated the installation efficiencies of the RM Roof Mount system both qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitative information included installer feedback. Each installation of the three (3) identical systems was timed to establish successive installation metrics.

Installers find RM's ease of installation to be more favorable when compared to competitive products. System grounding is efficient with grounding at a single point, a large contributing factor to installation speed.

The installation crew had previous experience installing flat-roof PV module mounting systems but no previous exposure to Unirac's RM Roof Mount system prior to this study. The only resource used by the crew was the RM Roof Mount installation manual; improving their learning curve over the three installations.

"RM has been proven to be the fastest flat roof solution on the market today, this is an essential component in helping our customers build successful solar projects," said Michael Kennedy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Step by step third party installation data takes the guesswork out of installation costs for our customers. Best of all, these metrics beat all competitive marketing claims, saving our customers time and money on the job site."

ROOF MOUNT introduces the Power of Simplicity to the ballasted, flat roof solar industry. The system consists of only two major components, minimizing preparation work and installation time. RM allows installers to seamlessly design around roof obstacles, support most framed modules and bond the system with just the turn of a wrench.

Featured Product

SMA America - Introducing the New Sunny Boy 5.0/6.0-US

SMA America - Introducing the New Sunny Boy 5.0/6.0-US

The Sunny Boy 5.0-US / 6.0-US features a wealth of improvements and joins SMA's lineup of field-proven solar technology backed by the world's #1 service team. The world's first Secure Power Supply now delivers up to 2,000 W of opportunity power when the grid goes down and the sun is shining. Installation has never been easier thanks to SMA's Installation Assistant, direct access via smartphone, and integrated DC disconnect. The Sunny Boy's multiple independent input channels, each with SMA's OptiTrac™ Global Peak, mean hundreds of stringing configurations for flexible system design while solving the challenges of complex roofs and shading. The residential PV market is changing rapidly, and we understand that your bottom line matters more than ever. That's why we've designed a superior residential solution that will help you decrease costs throughout all stages of your business model. The Sunny Boy 5.0-US and 6.0-US are once again raising the bar by offering improved performance, enhanced features, and most importantly, cost savings across the entire spectrum of residential installation processes.