SunLink systems require fewer grounding lugs, save on installation costs.
San Rafael, Calif., September 5, 2012 – SunLink Corporation's complete line of roof and ground mount solar racking systems has been certified by ETL as conforming to the integrated grounding and bonding requirements of UL Subject 2703. This full-system certification means SunLink's products require fewer grounding lugs than other mounting systems – one grounding lug per continuous section of the solar array.
"Unlike many manufacturers who only test the means of attachment to the module frame, we've tested every connection point in our racking, from the module frame through the rails to the posts in the ground or the feet on the roof," says SunLink CEO Chris Tilley. "As far as we know, we're the first racking manufacturer to receive UL 2703 certification not just for certain elements, but for every component of every product we sell."
"By reducing the number of grounding lugs from one per PV module to one per continuous section of a solar array," Tilley added, "we can help our customers reduce installation times and save our customers up to 6 cents per watt on total installed costs – a very significant savings."
Every mounting system in SunLink's product line is ETL listed to UL 2703 by Intertek for its ability to bond and ground module frames using the racking as the grounding means -- including Precision RMS, Core RMS, Large-Scale GMS and Ballasted GMS. The grounding method is certified for use with virtually all photovoltaic modules certified under UL STD 1703.
Learn more about SunLink's integrated grounding and see demos of Large-Scale GMS, Ballasted GMS, Core RMS and our newest product, Precision RMS, at booth #2435 at Solar Power International 2012, September 10-13 in Orlando.
Guided by an enduring commitment to R&D, SunLink is advancing universal solar power adoption by continuing to innovate highly engineered balance of system products that make solar easier, safer, more reliable and less expensive to install. Our industry-leading roof and ground mount systems, combiner boxes, and wire management tools have been proven on more than 250 MW of commercial projects at 1,200+ sites across North America. For more information, visit www.sunlink.com.