No Costly On-site Fabrication, Large Cranes or Special Tools Needed for Schletter's New, All-Steel PV Mounting System

Schletter's FS ECO™ is an all-steel ground mounted system, based on the company's renowned FS System™. The new system incorporates decades of engineering expertise to create a dynamic, cost-effective steel mounting system for improved bankability and risk management.

June 28, 2012 — Tucson, AZ — Schletter Inc., a leader in solar mounting systems, announces the release of the FS ECO, an all-steel ground mount system for photovoltaic (PV) applications designed for traditional south-facing installations as well as unique east-west oriented applications. The new system will be on display at the Intersolar tradeshow in San Francisco July 10 – 12, 2012, booth number 9223.


From a company which is known for providing some of the highest quality aluminum PV mounting systems, Schletter has applied decades of solar mounting experience to an entirely new product line, using all steel components. Based on the engineering advancements of the Schletter FS System installed in many of the world's largest PV installations, the new FS ECO steel mounting system provides a lower price point for clients looking for quality and affordability.

"When it comes to providing a product with the longest installed lifespan possible, aluminum is an ideal choice," says Mr. Martin Hausner, President of Schletter Inc. Mr. Hausner goes on to say that, "however, Schletter understands the customer and market demand for a quality, cost effective alternative to aluminum." The FS ECO is extremely cost competitive and is engineered in a way that minimizes installation costs; the constant focus of Schletter's product development efforts.

The new FS ECO system allows the same flexible module configurations as the FS System. The company states the system includes the necessary posts (foundations) for a rammed/driven installation. The proprietary steel post shape is first cold-rolled and then hot dipped galvanized for extended product longevity.

About Schletter Inc.

Schletter (www.schletter.us) has designed, developed, and manufactured solar mounting products in the U.S. since 2008, while backed with more than 19-years of solar mounting experience from Schletter GmbH. Since opening its United States facility in Tucson, Arizona Schletter Inc has manufactured more than 800 MW of installed PV mounting systems. Schletter Inc. offers products for roof mount and ground mount systems for residential, commercial, and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Schletter Inc. is an independent subsidiary of Schletter GmbH, which operates subsidiaries in eleven countries with more than 1,800 employees worldwide. For more information on Schletter GmbH, please visit www.schletter.de.

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