At Solar Power International last week, EcoFasten, an Esdec company, debuted its ClickFit rail-based solar mounting system for composition shingle and tile pitched roofs for the first time in the U.S. ClickFit offers a fast, simple installation process, since the main components click together. The aluminum rail clicks onto either the L-foot or tilehook without the need to tighten additional fasteners, and the module clamp clicks onto the rails. Customers who have been using the product in Europe have seen a significant productivity increase over other rail-based systems.
Also available in a rail-less format for trapezoidal metal roofs, ClickFit joins such installer favorites as the RockIt rail-less system for composition shingle and tile pitched roofs, FlatFix ballasted system for commercial low-slope roofs, and the company’s popular line of watertight flashing and other roof attachment products.
SPI was the first industry event since the announcement of the acquisition of industry leaders IronRidge and Quick Mount PV by the Esdec group. The deal makes EcoFasten part of the largest solar mounting and racking hardware group in the U.S., with a combined residential market share of more than 60%. Since being acquired by Esdec in November 2018, EcoFasten has expanded its product line and has experienced significant sales growth year over year. The company also recently relocated to a larger facility in Phoenix.
“We’ve seen our sales grow at a phenomenal clip this year, especially for the RockIt rail-less mounting system,” said Bart Leusink, chief commercial officer of EcoFasten. “The addition of the FlatFix and ClickFit products to our portfolio as well as the synergies created by the Esdec acquisition of IronRidge and Quick Mount PV point to continued strong growth into 2020 and beyond.”
— Solar Builder magazine