New SunLink racking system makes solar viable for wider range of rooftops12. June 2012 | By: SunLink
SunLink Corporation today released Precision RMS, the latest addition to the company's trusted solar roof mount product line.
With design innovations that enable installation on rooftops with limited deck capacity and advanced features that allow for faster installation, Precision RMS is ideal for a broad range of commercial roofs.
"Anyone who has taken a look out the window of an airplane can tell you how many commercial rooftops are out there, coast-to-coast, perfect for a solar installation," says SunLink CEO, Christopher Tilley. "The problem is, most commercial warehouse roofs aren't built to accommodate the extra load of a solar system. Precision RMS is designed to make it possible for more building owners to install solar, even in locations where it wasn't previously possible." To that end, Precision RMS is equipped with feet that can be adjusted to align loads with structural elements of the roof.
In addition to structure following capability, Precision RMS also has a roof following capacity of 7°/12 percent, enabling building owners to install solar arrays on roofs with uneven surfaces. Plus, with a linked rail structure and stiff aluminum frame, Precision RMS can withstand conditions in the highest wind, seismic and corrosion zones — opening up a wider range of environmental sites to solar, as well.
Precision RMS also fast-tracks installation and improves total system quality in several ways:
- SunLink delivers components preassembled to the project site.
- As the substructure is being installed, modules can be simultaneously prepanelized (potentially off-roof or off-site) into assemblies of 2, 3 or 4 to speed up module installation by 50 percent.
- Precision RMS' integrated wire management trays and clips save an average of 40 percent in on-roof time compared with other wire management strategies.
For building owners, Precision RMS offers all of the roof-friendly and operations and maintenance features for which SunLink is best known. System feet are made from recycled rubber tires, which won't damage the roof surface and may even eliminate the need for slip sheets. The system also features Tilt Access to facilitate roof maintenance and an open design for unimpeded roof drainage and airflow.
Precision RMS will be unveiled on July 10 at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, CA. Visit SunLink's booth (#9123) for a hands-on introduction to the system. Or, join SunLink on June 26 at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar featuring a sneak peak of the Precision RMS system and a virtual product demo of SunLink's Core RMS. Register at www.sunlink.com/training.