Blackrock Camp has supplemented its power generation by adding solar PV to the island’s electrical infrastructure.

Project at a Glance

“The goal was to minimize logistics by substituting a traditional rail system for mounting PV modules, and the
S-5! PVKIT is one of the best-suited products for fulfilling these requirements. 
—Aman Jain, Contract Administrator, CC Pines

The Situation & Results


The Blackrock Peacekeeping and Humanitarian
Assistance and Disaster Relief Camp (Blackrock Camp) redevelopment is a significant 17-building project, including a headquarters building, a front
entrance area and guardhouse, a logistics precinct (including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief warehouse), lecture/classroom facilities, a
rugby field, medical facility, living-in accommodation,
physical training facilities, a parade ground, and extensive roads and supporting infrastructure.

The project features more than 400kW solar photovoltaics (PV) on seven new buildings utilizing
the Lysaght KlipLok 406 roof system. The 370W Longi LR4-6HPH-370M solar panels are secured in place using the

PVKIT® solar solution and the
S-5-K GripTM Mini clamps—meeting the Australian
Standards and Clean Energy Counsel guidelines for
installation of PV systems.

What Worked?

CC Pines chose the PVKIT direct-attachTM solar
solution and S-5-K Grip Mini clamps to secure the
solar modules in place. The solution was engineered
and designed specifically for this unique roof profile
and to withstand area hurricanes winds.
With the help of the S-5! team and their extensive
testing protocols, No 1 Roofing & Building Supplies
and Gamcorp Structural Engineers, the general
contractor was able to easily overcome any challenges
and obtain certification of the PVKIT for use in meeting
these exceptional wind design requirements.

CC Pines chose the PVKIT direct-attachTM solar solution and S-5-K Grip Mini clamps to secure the solar modules in place. The solution was engineered and designed specifically for this unique roof profile and to withstand area hurricanes winds. With the help of the S-5! team and their extensive testing protocols, No 1 Roofing & Building Supplies and Gamcorp Structural Engineers, the general contractor was able to easily overcome any challenges and obtain certification of the PVKIT for use in meeting these exceptional wind design requirements.

Long-Term Outlook

The PVKIT and S-5-K Grip Mini clamp system provide an aesthetically-pleasing, cost-effective PV mounting solution—saving the customer  time and money on installation and materials.

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S-5! Products Used

The S-5-N (“N” stands for nail strip) is a non-penetrating, standing seam metal roof (SSMR) clamp. The N fits popular 1″ nail strips, such as: Taylor Metals’ Easy Lock™, ASC Building Products’ Skyline Roofing®, McElroy Metals’ Meridian, New Tech Machinery’s FF100 and roofing types with similar profiles.

For nail strip profiles with 1.5” seam height, see “S-5-N 1.5.”

Learn more about the product featured in this case study.

S-5-N Mini Clamp