Schott Applied Power Corp. (SAPC, Rocklin, CA) introduced a new addition to the SunRoof™ product line with its SunRoof™ FS, which is a freestanding solar-electric system for flat-roof, commercial-scale buildings. SAPC has secured a provisional patent for the SunRoof™ FS design, and has full patent applications for the FS design pending before US, European and Japanese patent authorities.
The SunRoof™ FS requires no roof penetrations and no ballast. The lightweight mounting structure has a stainless steel base and is made of rugged materials designed for long life and severe weather conditions, including winds up to 100mph. The open-air structure allows for air circulation and cooling beneath the modules and easy access for inspection and roof maintenance. The SunRoof™ FS has a 5-degree tilt angle, even on flat rooftops, which improves system performance, generating up to four percent more energy than a flat array. It also has increased output due to cooler operating temperatures.
Available standard in 30kW, 45kW and 100kW sizes, the SunRoof™ FS can be customized to meet any energy requirements.