Ecolibrium Solar, a provider of fast and simple solar mounting solutions for pitched and low-slope rooftops, announced its new MetalX Simplified Racking System for metal roofs.
Designed to eliminate the costs and shortcomings of installing solar on metal roofs, MetalX is manufactured with 73% less aluminum, no long rails, fewer attachments and small components to fit 30 to 50 mm modules.
The simplified racking solution works on corrugated, standing seam and “R-panel” roofs.
“Installers asked for a racking solution that solved the inefficiencies often associated with metal roof installations, such as getting the correct mount for the specific roof and determining the needed components and how many. MetalX solves those issues while speeding installation and streamlining transporting,” said Jonah Coles, product solutions manager for Ecolibrium Solar.
Three small components make up MetalX racking: the roof mount, universal XClamps and preassembled couplings, which join modules structurally and electrically to create continuous structure and integrated bonding.
Using EcoX Universal technology, no rails are needed and 300 kW of racking fits on a single pallet.
Developers who have used MetalX say the elimination of rails significantly reduces weight, costs, installation time and attachments.
“When we eliminated the rails, we were able to be more cost-competitive and show the client advantages in the aesthetics as well as the structural engineering and lightening the load,” said Joe Gordon, senior project developer of SunVest Solar. “Also, it looks fantastic. Without any rails, all you see is the panels. It makes our clients feel very comfortable that they’ve got the best looking and safest, structurally sound array.”
To ensure every project is efficient and successful, Ecolibrium Solar’s experienced project managers select the correct roof mount, do project calculations, layout and bill of materials, and provide recommendations for permitting and inspection.
“Many of our customers tell us metal roofs are the next big opportunity for solar. With warehouses, manufacturing facilities, airplane hangers and agricultural buildings, there are thousands of large metal roofs with a solid structure and long lifespan that are perfect for solar installations,” adds Sam Veague, CEO of Ecolibrium Solar.
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