Schletter has announced the release of FS ECO, an all-steel ground mount system for south-facing photovoltaic systems, as well as unique east-west applications.
Known for its aluminum products, Schletter says it has applied decades of solar mounting experience to its first line of all-steel components. Based on the engineering of the Schletter FS System, the new FS ECO steel mounting system comes at a lower price, the company says.
“When it comes to providing a product with the longest installed lifespan possible, aluminum is an ideal choice,” says Martin Hausner, president of Schletter. “However, Schletter understands the customer and market demand for a quality, cost effective alternative to aluminum.”
The FS ECO’s economy comes from minimized installation costs, which Schletter says is the focus of its product development efforts.
The company says the system includes foundations for a rammed or driven installation. The proprietary steel post shape is first cold-rolled and then hot-dipped galvanized for product longevity.
The system will be on display at Intersolar in San Francisco, July 10 – 12, at booth number 9223.