S-5-PVKITs Used on Mini Warehouse Solar Installation
High electric rates force business owners in Puerto Rico to constantly seek new ways to contain energy costs. However, Puerto Rico’s hurricane force winds and moisture levels present challenges for the installation of solar panel arrays. Florida-based WES Industries was able to help Mini Warehouse of Carolina, Puerto Rico successfully move ahead in its efforts to save on energy costs. Mini Warehouse took advantage of a tax incentive to install 768 solar power modules on over 25,000 square feet of roof area. With the help of attachment solutions developed by S-5!®, the contractor was able to effectively retrofit an existing metal storage facility with a 130 kilowatt weapon in the battle against high electricity costs.
S-5-PVKITs provided the strength the project demanded and the ease-of-installation WES Industries required. “We were working so fast and efficiently that our client asked us to teach another crew on an adjacent project about S-5!® clamps and how to use them,” said Ben Quartermaine of WES Industries.
The use of the S-5-PVKITs led to a fast and economical transition to solar technology. The contractor was able to complete the installation at just 25% of the cost of other solar attachment systems… all with strength to withstand hurricane force winds and require no holes in the original roof panels which can cause leaks. The S-5-PVKIT utilizes a clamp that grips the seam of the roof without piercing it. That means no leaks, preserves the manufacturer’s warranty, yet can provide the required wind uplift resistance resulting from 145 mph wind speeds.
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