Out of various solar mounting systems, the flat-roof mounting system is one of the most popular.
The flat-roof mounting system has widespread applications on both residential and commercial buildings.
The main difference for commercial applications is that the flat-roof mounting system is applied to large flat rooftops, like manufacturing plants or stores. Roofs in these buildings have a tilt but not as much as the slopes that we see on residential roofs.
Flat-roof systems are installed on a rather spacious and level surface. These systems are easy to install and have the benefit of pre-assembly.
As a solar installer, you need high-quality mounting systems for servicing your residential as well as commercial customers on their flat rooftops.
You can get these systems from a reputable solar mounting system manufacturer that has expanded operations.
In this post, we have listed the top 10 flat-roof solar mounting system manufacturers in the world.
We have picked these manufacturers based on their product range and global operations. Here we go.
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KB Racking was set up in 2010 and it specializes in ballasted and anchored solar mounting systems for flat roof commercial projects. It also provides customized solutions for metal roofs.
The company’s operations are spread between its offices in Pasadena, USA; Toronto, Canada, and Mexico City, Mexico.
KB Racking provides various services packages to customers, combining their innovative and efficient solar mounting systems. The company is expanding its solar implementation projects across the world.
KB Racking offers three innovative flat-roof mounting systems, which are below:
- EkonoRack® 2.0: EkonoRack® 2.0 is a simple yet effective solar mounting solution for commercial flat rooftops. The system provides a high level of safety and has a robust design with only one major component.
The pre-attached roof mats attached to the system save installation time and provide maximum protection for the roof.
- AeroRack® 2.0: It is said to be the next generation rail-based mounting solution. The system has the same low ballast and structural integrity as the original AeroRack®, along with a more aerodynamic design.
- AnchorRack: AnchorRack has specifically been designed to do away with rooftop ballasting. The system provides an affordable, energy-efficient, and weight-challenged roofs.
The mounting system has durable components that last long with flexibility in tilt angle, panel orientation, and row spacing. All these features make AnchorRack one of the most popular modular anchored systems on the market.
Preformed Line Products
Preformed Line Products (PLP) is a designing and manufacturing company of high-quality roof mount, ground mount, and pole mount systems.
The global operations of PLP are spread out across Asia, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean Region.
The company’s major markets are divided into four categories, such as solar, special industries, energy, and communications.
PLP applies lean and modern manufacturing technologies to produce a wide range of products.
The company offers a POWER MAX ballasted roof mounting system for flat roofs. The system has a unique design with adjustable inter-row spacing, which maximizes the number of PV modules on the roof.
The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO14000 certified and meets the globally defined testing specifications.
Schletter Solar GmbH
The Schletter Group is a leading manufacturer of solar mounting systems with global operations.
The company has been in business for 50 years, which began as a family craft business, and later grew into a global company.
Schletter Solar has its production sites in Germany, the US, and China. It also has a worldwide network of sales and service companies.
The company develops and manufactures world-class fastening solutions made of stainless steel and aluminum for flat roofs, solar parks, and solar carports.
Schletter’s flat-roof systems are easy to install and compatible with all structural requirements.
The structural engineers of the company calculate the best possible construction for a roof and ensure that loads are optimal for a structure.
By using fixed systems, the engineers minimize the number of roof penetrations through careful planning.
Renusol Europe GmbH
Renusol was established in 1997, and since then, the company has been providing high-quality assembly solutions for the PV industry.
Also, since its inception, the company has gone through many phases and achieved several landmarks along the way.
In 1997, the company started as Econergy GmbH, and also changed its name a couple of times before eventually becoming Renusol Europe GmbH.
The company also had three integrations — first in 2005 with the Centrosolar group; then in 2014 with the Gibraltar Industries group, and finally in 2017, PARI Group acquired the company.
Currently, the company offers five flat-roof mounting systems for efficient PV mounting, which are FS10S, FS18S, FS10EW, CS+, and TS+.
Out of these mounting systems, FS10S and FS10-EW are available with 10° module inclination. FS18S comes with 18° inclination. The TS+ has an elevation from 10° to 35° tilt.
Sollega manufactures solar mounting solutions serve the US and European markets.
The company offers highly efficient FASTRACK FR 510 solar racking systems for flat-roof and ground-mount racking solutions.
The systems are a one-piece, pre-assembled solar mounting system made with robust and lightweight high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE).
This durable material of the systems has a minimum of 35% recycled content, which results in a lower carbon footprint than traditional aluminum racking systems.
Sollega’s racking systems are compatible with all the common solar panels on the market today.
Also, the universal design of the systems makes installations possible for most 150 to 270-watt modules.
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Roof Tech is the first US subsidiary of Yanegiken, a well-known company in Japan, which has been offering innovative roofing technology solutions for over four decades.
After entering the US market, Roof Tech has started offering high-quality PV mounting solutions to installers and solar panel manufacturers throughout the country.
The company designs and manufactures mounting systems that are 100% code-compliant and offer quick, simple installation, and significant savings on shipping costs.
Roof Tech’s RT-MINI is a self-flashing mounting system for flat-roof, which is designed to attach conventional rail systems.
The mounting system and its components are robust and can stand firm amid wind speed up to 180 mph and ground snow up to 70 psf.
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The list we have provided in this post is not an exhausting list of flat-roof solar mounting system manufacturers, because there are thousands of manufacturers on the market.
Most of the listed manufacturers have been in business for a long time, and have built a reputation worldwide.
If you are a solar panel installer, you can start your search for a quality flat-roof mounting system from here. Shortlist a few of them based on their products and reputation, and then further narrow down the search to the final one or two manufacturers.
Following this process is likely to get you a quality manufacturer for a potentially long-term business liaison.
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