JA Solar, Boviet Solar, RECOM Solar and Auxin Solar will be supplying rooftop solar installers in the U.S. with modules equipped with Spice Solar frame and component technology. Spice Solar integrates the rooftop racking into the frame of the module itself, thereby reducing parts costs and installation labor.
“Solar installers in the U.S. will have a selection of module companies that are manufacturing modules with Spice Solar frames. Auxin Solar has been shipping their Made in the U.S.A. Spice Certified modules since December 2014,” said Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Spice Solar. “We are very pleased that JA Solar, Boviet Solar and RECOM Solar have joined the growing list of manufacturers who are striving to reduce rooftop installation costs with greater component integration and simplicity.”
“We are delighted to offer JA Solar modules with Spice frames to residential installers in the U.S.,” said Wei Shan, Chief Technology Officer of JA Solar Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products. “By eliminating rails and complicated fasteners, residential installers in the U.S. can dramatically reduce their parts and labor costs on every job. Installers only need to stock one system on their trucks that works on all typical wind and snow conditions in the U.S.”
“Boviet Solar uses a direct distribution model to deliver systems to our dealers,” said Jimmy Xie, CEO of Boviet Solar U.S.A. “By eliminating the need to ship 20-foot sections of rails to our dealers, we significantly reduce freight costs while at the same time reducing parts and labor costs for our dealers.”
RECOM’s line of high efficiency modules are a natural choice for space-constrained residential rooftops,” said Laert Tunyan, CEO of RECOM, the leading European manufacturer. “Spice Solar modules can be installed in portrait, landscape and mixed orientations on virtually every type of residential rooftop, making it easy for our installers to maximize the available roof space.”
“Installers using Auxin modules with Spice frames are experiencing savings of $0.30/watt or more on their rooftop projects,” said Sherry Tai, CEO of Auxin Solar. “Based on the simplicity and total cost savings of the Spice Solar system, we expect that many of these installers will transition completely to Auxin-Spice modules.”
The Spice Solar Series 300 integrated racking system and components are certified to applicable UL-1703, UL-2703, and UL fire requirements. San Jose building officials have found that inspecting Spice Solar systems is easier than systems using ordinary racking. There is no need to look for grounding jumpers or bonding washers on rails, nor is there any need to check for grounding compatibility between module and racking manufacturers.