SnapNrack, owned by Sunrun, produces residential solar mounting solutions engineered to optimize material use and labor resources and improve overall installation quality and safety. SnapNrack residential solar mounting solutions are designed for composition shingle, tile, metal and flat membrane roof types, as well as ground systems.
This week, the company had a bunch of updates concerning its certifications and warranties.
UL 2703 updates
For starters, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works accepted SnapNrack’s S100 UL 2703 Integrated Grounding System for Solar Installations. SnapNrack achieved its UL 2703 Listing for Series 100 and Series 200 systems in April 2014, where system components have been tested by UL for electrical continuity and certified as a sufficient ground path, eliminating the need for additional grounding hardware.
Furthermore, Series 100 is UL Listed as a Class A fire rated system when installed with Type 1 and Type 2 modules. The UL 2703 Listing is a significant benefit to installers of SnapNrack product, as it usually means:
• An Integrated Grounding System
• Overall Reduction in Material Costs
• Dramatic Reduction in Labor
• Improved Quality & Safety
In addition, the company’s Santa Cruz, Calif., R&D test facility is now a qualified participant in the UL Data Acceptance Program. Under the UL program, SnapNrack is allowed to directly submit results from in‐house UL 2703 testing, which expedites the approval process by eliminating lab scheduling conflicts.
UL’s Data Acceptance Program provides a means for UL to accept externally generated test data in support of UL Mark certification. To qualify, SnapNrack’s R&D test facility was required to have the appropriate equipment, quality systems and qualified engineering personnel needed to conduct testing, equivalent to what would be used in UL’s own laboratories for the same testing.
“Being a qualified participant in the UL Data Acceptance Program provides SnapNrack increased control over the timing and schedule of our product testing and certification program. Providing UL with a data sheet ready package at the time of submittal eliminates test time and allows UL to decrease the turnaround time for our projects,” said Chris Oestreich, Sr. Director, SnapNrack.
Next, SnapNRack doubled its limited warranty on its Series 100 Roof Mount and Series 200 Ground Mount products from 10 to 20 years at no additional cost to their customers. The increased warranty further reinforces SnapNrack’s position as a high quality manufacturer of Solar Mounting Solutions.
“Whether our customers are selling solar energy systems, or the power they produce, they can rest assured that SnapNrack mounting products are designed to be strong, safe and reliable for life of the system,” Oestreich said.
— Solar Builder magazine