Standing-seam Clamp for Use with Any Profile or Floating Steel Roof

Galaxy Energy's G7 universal standing-seam clamp

Galaxy Energy’s G7 universal standing-seam clamp

Galaxy Energy‘s G7 is a universal standing-seam clamp for use with any standing-seam profile and floating steel roof. On a low-pitched roof with the addition of stainless-steel Z brackets, the modules can be mounted to the desired angle.

The G7 single Rail Layer design offers ease of installation and allows increased airflow to avoid excessive loss of power production caused by high-operating temperatures.

Solar Solution For Ponding Water

The Sentinel Solar Roof Pump

The Sentinel Solar Roof Pump

The Sentinel Solar Roof Pump was developed by a licensed roofing contractor and solar engineer to be a cost-effective solution for ponding water on flat roofs. Rather than re-pitching, re-decking and reroofing or installing new in-roof drains, the roof pump features smart chip technology and a proprietary solar panel to remove water from roofs continuously. The fully portable pump includes a battery backup, allowing it to pump any time of day and in any weather all year long.

Next Generation Solar Roofing System

CertainTeed Corp.'s Apollo II next generation solar roofing system

CertainTeed Corp.’s Apollo II next generation solar roofing system

CertainTeed Corp. has introduced its Apollo II next generation solar roofing system featuring integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels that combine greater efficiency and improved aesthetics with easier wiring installation. Featuring 54-watt monocrystalline panels, Apollo II is lightweight, durable, resistant to wind uplift, and can easily be integrated into an existing roof or with the installation of a new roof that combines solar panels and asphalt shingles.

Like its predecessor, Apollo II fully integrates with roofing shingles for a clean, seamless appearance not found with rack-mounted systems. Each slim, 12-pound module features 14 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells. Its low profile design does not require structural reinforcement or evaluation, and the sleek black frame, cells and backsheet visually blend with surrounding shingles. The enhanced product also features an open space under the modules to allow for easier electrical wiring. New water channels and raised fastener locations further improve roof deck integrity.

The Apollo II system is offered in pre-engineered kits containing all components necessary for installation. Modules are Class A fire rated and meet UL 790 requirements. Apollo II is also rated for wind resistance up to 110 mph and loads up to 250 lbs per square foot. In addition, the product is backed by the industry’s only warranty for both electricity output and installation workmanship. Apollo II qualifies for a 30 percent federal tax credit and may be eligible for state rebates and incentives. Additional incentives may also be available through local utility providers.

CertainTeed offers a powerful portfolio of photovoltaic roofing systems, including, Solstice rack-mounted, high-performance monocrystalline panels featuring one of the best ratios of energy per area and PowerMax premium class, copper-indium-selenium (CIS) thin film rack mounted panels for residential and commercial applications. Designed to meet the demands of sustainable construction and replacement roofing, these products leverage next generation technology to generate unrivaled performance without compromising aesthetics.

Mount Photovoltaics on Low-slope Roofs

Unirac Roof Mount (RM)

Unirac Roof Mount (RM)

Unirac Inc. has released its Unirac Roof Mount (RM), which replaces RapidRac for mounting photovoltaics on low-slope roofs. Each ballast bay is compact and easy to handle, weighing less than 3 1/2 pounds and allowing for 10-degree tilt. The modular design helps installers navigate modules around HVAC units or other roof obstacles, maximizing power density. The RM supports most framed crystalline modules. In addition, U-Builder, an online tool that allows customers to design and quote a system in seconds, supports the RM.

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