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SolarWorld Distributes Rail-Free PV Racking

Originally published on the ECOreport.

An installation was made in New Jersey last week and another system shipped off to San Diego. As a result of its alliance with Quick Mount PV, SolarWorld now distributes rail-free PV racking throughout the United States.

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Integrated Roof Mount & Racking System

“Quick Mount PV’s patented Quick Rack rail-free mounting system is an integrated roof mount and racking system, with only a few components and minimal tools required. The Quick Rack rail-free system is cost competitive with rail-based systems,” said Anne Wright, Vice President of Sales, Quick Mount PV.

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She added, “By eliminating rails, material handling, installation time and labor costs are significantly reduced. Installation is fast and less labor-intensive: the installation process is mounts-to-modules, instead of mounts-to-rails-to modules. A 5kW system with all required components ships in a few boxes, making it fast and easy to get materials on the roof, ready to install. At the GTM Solar Market Summit in December 2015, GTM Research reported a 30% labor savings for rail-free systems.”

Quick Mount PV has been manufacturing 100% code-compliant, waterproof solar mounting systems since 2006.

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SolarWorld’s Portfolio

“Rail-free residential racking fits well into SolarWorld’s portfolio of the best solar products on the market,” said Ardes Johnson, US vice president of sales and marketing for SolarWorld, in a press release. “Our rail-free racking systems offer lower material costs, reduce installation time on often hot roofs, take up a much smaller warehouse footprint, cost significantly less to ship and, at the end of the job, look better.”

SolarWorld will continue to offer its other residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar products.

All photos courtesy Quick Mount PV: being assembled on a roof; Quick Rack has 3 components: base mount, panel clamp, and optional skirt; QMPV-QuickRack-system.

 
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