Unirac Addresses Solar PV Mounting Solutions Aesthetics, Ease-of-Installation

At Solar Power International in Las Vegas this week, solar mounting solutions provider Unirac said it has made advancements to its SOLARMOUNT residential PV mounting system that address aesthetics and ease-of-installation.

Unirac has introduced a new flashing kit, called FLASHKIT Pro. 

“We looked at the common challenges installers face on and around the roof, starting with flashings,” Unirac Senior Product Manager Brandon Carrasco said in a statement. “We partnered with EcoFasten Solar to provide a trusted water seal. Customers receive ten flashings and continuous-slot L-Feet, plus the necessary hardware to install SOLARMOUNT, all in one easy-to-use package. Installers told us ten packs are the ideal quantity for counting and kitting for projects. This kit will make ordering, transporting and installing the racking a lot easier.” 

Unirac also developed new Pro Series Mid and EndClamps. 

Unirac Vice President of Sales Bill Trautmann said that the product development team’s goal was to improve the SOLARMOUNT system with the installer and the clean aesthetics sought by homeowners in mind.

Trautmann explained:

“SOLARMOUNT’s new MidClamps are universal in terms of module compatibility. Universal clamps mean that module changes and stocking just got a lot easier. Plus, the new clamps stand on their own, allowing for one-person installation. And they have recessed hardware which looks really sleek on the roof. With the EndClamps, it’s a similar story. The new universal design makes installation easy and the hardware stays out of sight. No more searching for the right size clamp to mount the module you are installing, and no more rail protruding from your array. We also included free End Caps with each clamp to deliver the best-looking system on the market.” 

Trautmann also said that Unirac reduced the installer’s potential total SKU count from 18 to three, while eliminating some of the risks associated with disruption of module supply.

“Installers tell us that’s huge,” he said. “And the added bonus is that installers and homeowners are really going to love how this system looks on the roof.”

Lead image credit: Unirac

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