Blackrock Camp Supplements its Power Generation by Adding Solar with PVKIT® 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 Grip Mini clamps—meeting the Australian Standards and Clean Energy Counsel guidelines for
installation of PV systems.

What Worked?

CC Pines chose the PVKIT direct-attach 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

Using the PVKIT can save you up to 50% in:

  • Hardgoods - For example, a 50kW system requires about 150 lbs. (68kg) of parts vs. 970 lbs. (440kg) of rail.
  • Shipping - 80% lighter weight than rail mounting. Fewer than 3.5 lbs./kW (1.6kg) vs. 19.4 lbs. (8.6kg/kW) for rails.
  • Material transportation to the site - The 50 kW system delivers to the jobsite in the trunk of your car.
  • Lifting equipment not needed -  Equipment is only necessary for projects more than 500kW.
  • Installation time and cost - Locate modules as desired without customizing rails. Installation time is 30-50% less.
  • Aesthetically pleasing - Assembly is available in black architectural anodizing.

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