What Makes the S-5-PVKIT an Ideal Choice for Mounting PV on Metal Roofs?
Most metal roofs are uniquely different from other roof types. They give the roof covering structural capacity (beam strength), due to their longitudinal seams or rib configurations. As we like to say at S-5!, “The seams (or ribs) of the roof are the rails!.” The PVKIT allows for solar roof racking by attaching the modules directly to the seams or ribs of the roof without the need for the addition of rails. This leads to savings in material, equipment needs, shipping, logistics and install time.
The PVKIT is mounted to S-5 clamps and brackets according to roof type. The distance from the roof surface to the back sheet of the module is approximately 4” or more, an ideal height for module cooling and performance.
Wire management is easier than you might think. In the words of our customers, “...it’s a piece of cake…”
When using the seams or ribs of the roof as rails, the modules are installed in landscape using the manufacturer’s prescribed mounting zones, which must be aligned with mounting locations.
The weight of PVKIT mounting is about 15% of rail mounting. Think of the savings in freight and logistics, not to mention added load to the roof structure!
The S-5-PVKIT is a great option for mounting to a metal roof. Just use the rails that are already there–they are free!