Warshauer Electric Supply Partners with S-5!® as a Strategic National Distributor
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, September 7, 2012 — S-5!®, the worldwide leader of attachment solutions for the metal roofing industry, announced today its new distributorship with Warshauer Electric Supply. The collaboration will provide an expansion of the services that Warshauer Electric Supply brings to the solar electric industry as they market and supply S-5! solar panel attachment solutions.
According to Gene Fay, Vice President of Energy Solutions at Warshauer, “S-5! will help Warshauer Electric Supply continue to grow its business by allowing Warshauer to offer the most innovative and cost effective raised seam metal roof solution in the industry. This partnership will better serve the end users in the area, giving them a direct contact for local support and inventory. With both companies being the best in their respective class, it will only solidify their future growth and expand their market share in the northeast.”
Warshauer Electric Supply, founded in 1954, has over 50 years of experience as an Electrical Wholesaler and is currently one of the largest independently owned electrical distributors in the country. Warshauer Electric is a full service supply house and is the only New Jersey Distributor to offer IREC accredited/NABCEP approved Solar Certified Installer and Sales Courses. For more information about Warshauer Electric Supply, please visit their website at HYPERLINK “http://www.warshauer.com” www.warshauer.com.
S-5! is the leader in roofing attachment solutions, having products installed on over 1.2 million roofs worldwide. They have developed a sophisticated and extensive line of products that have proven to be essential in the electrical industry, as they quickly and affordably attach electrical related rooftop apparatus: HVAC, gas piping, electrical conduit, condensate lines, roof fans, antenna, satellite dishes, lightning protection, cabling, etc. These can all be attached without harming the roof panels due to S-5!’s penetration-free attachment technology, preserving the roof manufacturer’s warranty. This means no wood blocking, no impediments to roof drainage, no holes in the panels, no leaks, and no maintenance.
Electricians are also an integral part of rooftop solar installation and S-5! has made the process significantly easier with the S-5-PV Kit. Mounted with S-5! mini clamps, the S-5-PV Kit is the most popular solar attachment solution for the photovoltaic industry. It was designed specifically to secure framed photovoltaic modules to standing seam, exposed-fastened and corrugated metal roofs.
Previously, electrical continuity between modules (called “bonding” within the industry) required the mounting of an electrical lug to each PV module, and interconnection of the lugs with a copper wire. However, the S-5-PV Kit’s groundbreaking stainless steel mounting disk has twelve nodes designed to ensure the module-to-module conductivity of anodized aluminum module frames. The module is simply anchored with the kit, and is automatically bonded. No lugs or wire required except to connect one string of modules to another and to ground the system. This connection detail represents installed electrical cost savings of $6-$12 per unit. In most cases, the savings in time and materials is sufficient to pay for the entire setup.
You can review the full line of S-5! products by visiting www.S-5.com.