Renusol receives MCS certification for its mounting systems

You can meet representatives from Renusol at Intersolar North America in San Francisco from 8th–10th July 2014.

ologne, Germany, 3 July 2014 – The mounting systems manufacturer Renusol has been awarded MCS certification for its pitched-roof mounting systems InterSole, MetaSole and VarioSole, making the company one of the few manufacturers to have received the certification for a roof-integrated mounting system. Although MCS certification is not currently obligatory for pitched-roof systems in the UK, it indicates that the mounting solution is of a high quality. All the production processes were examined in detail and the levels of performance of the mounting systems were thoroughly assessed.


Press photos and the MCS certificate are available at: http://www.renusol.com/en/press

"As far as we know, only one manufacturer other than Renusol has received MCS certification for a roof-integrated mounting system. The fire resistance test in particular hinges on the roof-integrated mounting system being cleverly designed and properly assembled so as to withstand fire," explains Jason Mccabe, Application Technician UK & Ireland at Renusol. "InterSole, our roof-integrated mounting system, passed all the tests with flying colours." The German Technical Inspection Association TÜV Rheinland and the British testing institute Building Research Establishment Ltd (bre) put Renusol's InterSole, MetaSole and VarioSole PV mounting systems through their paces in a variety of tests examining characteristics including fire resistance, wind load resistance and rainwater tightness. The three systems passed all the tests successfully and were therefore awarded MCS certification.

Having been on the market for more than 14 years, InterSole is one of the world's oldest and most tried-and-tested roof-integrated mounting systems and was this year developed to accommodate the shape of roof tiles commonly found in the UK. A special cover plate ensures the system is completely watertight. InterSole allows almost all commercially available photovoltaic modules to be horizontally and vertically integrated into the roof.

VarioSole, Renusol's universal rooftop mounting system, is suitable for almost all roof coverings worldwide and thanks to its height-adjustable mounting components, it is even compatible with uneven roof surfaces. In addition, most of its components are pre-assembled, allowing the system to be mounted quickly.

MetaSole can be used to mount framed photovoltaic modules to trapezoidal and corrugated sheet metal roofs made from steel and aluminium. The system requires no mounting rails, is extremely lightweight at 1.3 kg per kWp and can be assembled in under ten minutes per kWp. All the parts needed to mount a 5 kWp system fit into a shoebox, saving on both logistics and transportation costs.

You can meet representatives from Renusol at Intersolar North America in San Francisco from 8th–10th July 2014 at booth 9433.

About Renusol
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 installing solar arrays in ground-mounted systems and on roofs of any kind. Its systems and services are available in all key European markets and in the USA. Renusol is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

www.renusol.com/en/

Featured Product

sonnenBatterie eco

sonnenBatterie eco

Sonnen's mission is to provide clean and affordable energy for all. As the first mainstream grid tied residential energy storage company in the world and with 24,000 sonnenBatterie systems installed worldwide, sonnen is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions. The all-in-one sonnenBatterie smart energy storage solution easily integrates with new and existing solar installations to help homes manage their energy throughout the day-saving money, providing backup power, and maximizing the effective use of solar power day and night. Sonnen has won several awards for its energy innovations, including the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize, MIT's Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies in 2016, Global Cleantech 100 for 2015-2017, Greentech Media's 2016 Grid Edge Award for Innovation, and Cleantech's 2015 Company of the Year Award in both Israel and Europe.