Evergreen Solar Intros Sunplicity System for EC-100 Series

February 23, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA), a developer, marketer and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, introduced Sunplicity™, an advanced Flat Roof Mounting System (FRMS) designed specifically for use with its EC-100 Series modules.

Geared for large and small solar PV installations on commercial, institutional and government buildings, the Sunplicity FRMS is a non-penetrating, aerodynamic, self-ballasted system that enables faster, easier and more cost-effective PV installations. Rated for wind speeds as high as 130 mph, the Sunplicity FRMS employs a simplified grounding system that exploits the electrical conductivity of the FRMS frame matrix. Solar panels are quickly grounded to the frame matrix.

Sunplicity's five-degree pitch on panels provides for self-cleaning to maximize electricity production. To further increase energy output, Sunplicity is designed to keep panels as cool as possible by promoting efficient airflow. Other design features eliminate roof ponding while providing easy access to panel wiring and unhindered roof-surface inspection capability.