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S-5! Hosting Interactive Rountable Discussion On Solar PV Installations On January 21

Colorado Springs, CO - On Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m. EST, S-5! will host an interactive roundable discussion titled Metal Roofing: Wire Management and Best Practices for Solar PV Installations. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Gies, Director of Solar Business at S-5!. Panelists will be Doug Claxton – Principal & Founder of The Solar Revolution & TSR Energy, Jesse Wiederin – Founder/Owner of The Solar Guys, and Shawn Haddock – Director of IT & Product Support, Senior Field Applications Specialist.

Mark Gies

As solar mounting technologies evolve to improve installation efficiencies and reduce material and labor costs, often developers and installers on the job site find it daunting to keep abreast of changing technologies and adapt their operating procedures accordingly. 

One trend rather unique to metal roofing is utilizing the ribs or seams of the roof as rails, wherein modules are attached directly to the roof, eliminating the need for a traditional railed system, thus saving installation time and material costs. This trend requires small shifts in thinking but will produce huge savings in labor, material and logistics. The shifts pertain to the mechanics of installation and other aspects of the project, such as wire management. 

This live roundtable interactive discussion will bring together metal roofing and solar installation experts with real-world experience installing the S-5-PVKIT 2.0, a leading “direct-attach™” system. Collectively, the panel brings expertise from all angles: As founders and owners of solar installation companies, Claxton and Wiederin will bring their extensive hands-on experience with every aspect of installing and wiring solar modules and module-level power electronics. S-5!’s Haddock has logged thousands of hours on metal roofs, providing technical support and training to installers, as well as installing solar himself.

Together, they will discuss one shift in thinking―wire management practices for installing rail-less solar PV systems.  The focus will be on low-slope commercial projects, where wire management gets complicated from the sheer size of the project, as well as integrating module-level power electronics.

For more information or to register for this FREE roundtable discussion, click here.

About S-5!®


Since 1992, S-5! has been one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam and conceal-fix metal roofs, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of applications: snow retention, fall protection and wind performance systems, satellite dishes, solar arrays, signs/banners, light fixtures, stack/flue bracing, walkways, air conditioning, lightning protection, equipment screens, conduit, condensate lines and more. Made in the U.S.A., S-5!’s products have revolutionized the metal roofing industry and are now installed on more than 2 million metal roofs worldwide, including 6 GW of PV, providing unsurpassed strength and longevity.  For more information, visit

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