Modular design with just four components reduces installation and storage costs
Cologne (Germany), 8th April 2014 – The Cologne-based mounting systems manufacturer Renusol is set to present its new, rail-free mounting system for photovoltaic plants with east/west orientation at Intersolar 2014. The FS10 system comprises just four main components, meaning that in addition to reducing storage costs, it can be installed quickly, saving significant amounts of time and money. Depending on the roof surface, the components, which are compatible with virtually all framed solar modules available on the market, can be combined in a variety of configurations. Thanks to the ten degree angle of inclination, the aerodynamic east/west mounting system is also suitable for flat roofs with low load-bearing capacities.
Press photos and a 3D animation are available at: www.renusol.com/en/press
"We have tested many of the east/west systems currently on the market. Whilst some of them are well designed, they are very complicated and time-consuming to install. We have also spoken with a number of installers and, on the basis of our findings, have developed an innovative mounting system that is very easy to fit and thus saves a lot of time," explains Marko Balen, product manager at Renusol GmbH, which is headquartered in Cologne, Germany, and represented across Europe and the USA. "The system sparked tremendous enthusiasm during initial discussions with potential customers. In fact, we are delighted by the high number of advance orders that have already been placed even before the official presentation at Intersolar."
The FS10 system is made up of four main components, namely a building protection mat, mounting base, upright support and crest. The PV modules are securely attached between the rear grip clamp on the crest and the highly pliable locking straps, allowing frames of all heights to be mounted flexibly. To mount the modules, installers need a 13 mm combination wrench only.
"The absence of rails gives the system many advantages. Water can drain away freely, even during heavy rain, preventing it from accumulating and overloading the roof or causing the mounting system to move out of place. The lack of rails also means that the system can compensate for any unevenness in the roof without difficulty and be fitted around obstacles easily," continues Marko Balen.
The structural safety of all connectors and components is continuously tested and the parts conform with the authoritative "Instructions for Manufacturing, Planning and Constructing Solar Plants" published by the German Centre of Competence in Civil Engineering (DIBt) in July 2012. Renusol's free online PV Configurator helps users to plan, layout and design their solar installations.
In addition to its new east/west mounting system, Renusol is also presenting an extension to its pitched roof mounting solution MetaSole, now available for corrugated sheet metal roofs, at the Intersolar exhibition, which takes place in Munich between the 4th and 6th of June 2014.
Intersolar exhibition booth: C4.471
Renusol GmbH has specialised in sophisticated solutions for the installation of photovoltaic systems for over 15 years. The company develops, manufactures and sells modular systems for the installation of solar arrays in ground-mounted systems and on roofs of all types. Its systems and services are available in all key European markets and in the USA. Renusol's headquarters are located in Cologne, Germany.