Simrit unveils solar retaining clip at Solar Power International 2011


To reduce installation time and number of components, Simrit will debut a theft-proof solar retaining clip for use with frameless photovoltaic thin film modules. The innovative design provides for faster and easier assembly, while also reducing damage typically incurred by movement, installation or environmental conditions. Simrit will showcase the solar retaining clip solution at Solar Power International held at the Dallas Convention Center from Oct. 17 to 20 at booth #6831.

"Our new solar retaining clip design offers an elegant, durable, simplicity and ease that makes it the superior installation device on the market," said Reddy Tudi, sales director, energy, Simrit. "We developed and incorporated many unique features into the design that provide greater savings, lower labor costs and better security then similar offerings."

The state-of-the-art structure ensures homogeneous surface pressure, combined with tolerance-compensating silicone layers, to reduce module damage caused by movement. This results in an overall balance of systems (BOS) cost reduction due to the longer service life of the frame, as well as reduced warranty costs and labor savings.

Simrit's new solar retaining clip requires no mounting hardware and only two essential parts, providing a noteworthy advantage over standard market solutions that require six parts. The ergonomic solution includes a bolt-free fastening clamp that is attached to an aluminum profile to help prevent theft, a typical challenge with solar panel installations. Additionally, the solution offers fast "two-hand" assembly, is compatible with industry standards and certifications, and doesn't require electrical grounding.

Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets. Simrit's global sales exceed $1.3 billion.