Our patented method for making and installing modular solar "rack" units moves most of the installation labor off-site, away from interrupting the customer's site and business. Each rack is four to eight panels long in landscape orientation — up to 25' long by 5.5 to 8 feet wide (350 - 550 lbs. each rack). Only after all the solar panels are already fully racked, grounded and electrically connected, do we bring them to the customer's site and lift them into place...using a few solar -charged 12V batteries and a typical installation crew of two people.
Off site labor is less expensive and works indoors every day, rain or shine, with both feet safely on the ground and in comfort. No heroics, no fall protection, no stepping on panels to tighten a top clamp bolt or dropping a socket on the glass. Heck, no people lifting panels at all. Our goal is to refine our workshop assembly so that a worker in a wheelchair can install solar.
Your on-site labor uses our lifter tool to take a 400-pound rack of 7 solar panels (approx. 3,000 watts dc) off a trailer, roll it over to the structure then lift it six to fifteen (6' - 15') feet in the air and lay it on top ... while keeping both feet on the ground.
All attachment is done from underneath - no top clamps and no dropped bolts or washers - the panels are already attached, so only our beastly strong rack gets screwed in place.In the age of microcracked 150 micron thickness solar cells, no worker ever needs to even stick their head above the array, much less step on a panel from above. Fewer cracks means less chance of hotspots and fires.
Panel and array output is preserved for long life: maximum watts, minimum warranty replacements.
Are you using the new super size solar panels? New panels can be 44"x 83" and are getting bigger every quarter. They do not want to be flexed. Or dropped. Or leaned on a heroic installer's shoulder as they climb a ladder either. Our rack approach means that panel came straight from factory packaging directly lifted and laid on racking that supports 100% of the frame edging (w/ optional waterproofing) — it's never flexed or lifted by a workman's comp claimant
Faster. Stronger. Safer. Better.
This has the advantage of greatly reducing the time electricians and others spend on the roof of the installation. This technology has many application.
Using this approach we can deliver COST savings, SAFETY, reduced TIME, and SIMPLICITY benefits to installation owners via modular solar panel assembly. This helps make solar AFFORDABLE and SIMPLE with CLEAR ownership.