Renusol America Provides “Rail-Less” PV Panel Mounting Solution at Alabama Steel Fabrication Plant

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Atlanta, GA. May 6, 2015. Renusol America, a leading provider of solar PV mounting solutions with systems installed across the US, today announces that it has provided its pre-assembled, ‘rail-less’ mounting solution, Renusol MS, for mounting a recently completed PV solar system at Service Steel in Huntsville, Alabama. The 148.2kW system consists of 456 Suniva 325 panels in three arrays on a pitched trapezoidal sheet metal roof that serves as a canopy over Service Steel’s heavy duty welding and material handling operations and its data and administrative facility.

“The power loads at their industrial facility varied from the typical 120 volts for the computer and admin building, 240 volts for welding machinery and a 3-phase 480 volt application for cranes and material handling equipment,” says Chuck Boggs, CEO of Ace, LLC Solar, the energy contracting company based out of Pulaski, TN that designed and installed the system. “The Renusol MS is the easiest roof mount system we have ever worked with, requiring no field training. We believe it’s the most foolproof, forgiving and cost-effective solution available. It eliminates the need for long rails and left us plenty of space to install the wire management system needed for distributing the generated power to the different functions.”

The PV solar system will reduce Service Steel’s annual utility cost by an estimated 90%, representing an annual savings of $35,000.00.  For the month of April 2015, Monte and Matt Taylor, Owners of Service Steel, enjoyed a $ -3.75 utility bill. By utilizing all the solar incentives, this system will have a 4.6 year payback and a 19.9% ROI.

The system will generate an estimated 6,876,851 kWh of electricity over the expected thirty-five year life span of the installation and offset more than 4,742 Metric Tons of carbon dioxide and reduce CO2 emissions by an amount equal to 5,093,383 pounds of coal burned.

“Renusol America has been leading the way in providing easy to install, cost-effective mounting solutions for the industry,” notes Bart Leusink, Renusol America’s CEO. “Eliminating the need for rails with this innovative mounting system means enormous savings in installation time and shipping costs for installers.”

The Renusol MS mounting system is compatible with all widely used trapezoidal metal roofs 26-gauge or thicker with flat peaks at least ¾” in width. The adjustable Renusol MS system fits all commonly used modules, reducing the inventory that installers need to carry and is ICC and UL approved, which helps to expedite the permitting process.

— Solar Builder magazine

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