VANCOUVER, Washington, October 23, 2015 — Solar installation professionals go to great lengths to protect solar investments from their leading threat – lightning and static discharge. SunModo Corp, the company that established itself with EZ roof mounts and elevated roof installations, has now devised a Self-Grounding System that makes easy work of bonding an entire racking system to a grounding source.
SunModo’s secret: Built-in grounding pins in easy-to-use components invisibly pierce rail coatings to form a reliable, durable grounding connection as part of the natural installation process.
“Installers told us one of the greatest hassles to PV installation was managing the clumsy assortment of bonding connections to properly ground the racking system,” said Rick Campfield, President of SunModo, Corp. “So, our talented engineering team got to work.”
The SunModo next generation Self-Grounding System includes convenient T-bolts with locking features, mid and end clamps, rail splices, shared rail adaptors and lugs, all featuring grounding pins. It conveniently handles landscape or portrait configuration to minimize roof time and parts required. The self-grounding system spares installers the need to order, stock and transport additional grounding hardware to the rooftop.
The product line is the subject of two patents and one patent pending, has completed UL 2703 certification, and is available exclusively from SunModo and its preferred distributors.
“Because this self-grounding system takes the pain out of the grounding process, we believe this innovation will quickly become an industry standard of solar professionals who are quick to embrace convenient, affordable and reliable solutions.” said Campfield.
SunModo became a solar racking solutions leader by inventing new mounting and racking gear for professional installers. Its EZ Roof Mount system has been installed 1.5 million times on 300MW of installation, and its EZ SunBeam flat roof system easily installs above rooftop obstacles.