SunFrame Adds Aesthetic to the Benefits of PV Power

UniRac offers SunFrame mounting system: excellent aesthetics, California and UniForm building code compliant, installation friendly.

Albuquerque, NM — Can a rooftop PV array meet the strict standards of a fussy architect or neighborhood association?

"Yes," is the enthusiastic answer from Hal Newman, co-owner of UniRac, Inc. "A residential PV array has to look great, so we put aesthetics at the top of the agenda when we developed SunFrame."

SunFrame combines visual appeal with structural integrity and installation friendliness. SunFrame arrays are already in place in Ladera Ranch, California, where William Lyon Homes is building new homes for energy-conscious buyers.
Aesthetically, the SunFrame system frames PV modules into low, clean, gap-free arrays. Anodized finishes match SunFrame to the modules, further unifying the array. "A building integrated look is extremely important in residential applications," says Newman. "SunFrame achieves this as naturally as a skylight."

Ease of installation has been another theme of UniRac products since the earliest days of the company. A SunFrame array, even a large one, can be installed by a single person using standard tools.

Finally, because PV installations are increasingly a grid-tied phenomenon, building inspectors are scrutinizing more and more arrays. "SunFrame is not the first UniRac product to get certification from a registered professional engineer," said Newman. "It is the first to have it from day one, both in California and nationally."
SunFrame offers aesthetics for the homeowner, ease of installation for the dealer, and PE certification for the building inspector—a combination that is unrivaled in the PV industry.

SunFrame and the full-range of other UniRac PV module mounting products are available from recognized PV distributors and professional installers throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and other international markets.
Contact David Blair, Publications Coordinator ( or 505/242-6411) for further information and a full-resolution photograph.

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