Mini Warehouse - Carolina, Puerto Rico


Due to high electric rates, business owners in Puerto Rico are constantly looking for ways to contain energy costs. Solar panel arrays are one solution, but hurricane-force winds and high moisture levels present installation challenges.

Florida-based WES Industries was able to help Mini Warehouse of Carolina, Puerto Rico successfully move ahead in its efforts to save on energy costs. The client took advantage of a tax incentive to install 768 solar power modules on over 25,000 sq. ft. of roof area. To secure the 130-kilowatt array to the roof WES used attachment solutions from S-5!™ of Colorado Springs, CO. The company’s S-5-PV Kits provided the strength the project demanded and the ease-of-installation WES Industries required.

“We were working so fast and efficiently that our client asked us to teach another crew on an adjacent project about S-5!™ clamps and how to use them,” said Ben Quartermaine of WES Industries.

The use of the S-5-PV Kits led to a fast and economical transition to solar technology. The contractor was able to complete the installation at just 25% of the cost of other solar attachment systems…and without putting any holes in the original roof panels, which can void the metal roofing warranty and invite leaks. The penetration-free installation was made possible with the S-5-PV Kit’s patented attachment clamps. Without piercing the panels, the clamps grip the standing seams, preserving the roof’s integrity and providing uplift resistance in the face of winds up to 145 mph.

About S-5!®

S5S-5! is a renowned maker of snow retention products for metal roof systems, and zero-penetration clamps that can be used to attach not only the company's own snow retention and wind-performance systems, but also virtually any type of ancillary item to standing seam metal roofs without violating the integrity of the roof surface or the roof’s warranties. Developed by Rob Haddock, one of the metal construction industry's leading advocates and educators, S-5! attachment products have been used the world over to attach solar arrays, signs/banners, light fixtures, gas piping, stack/flue bracing, walkways, HVAC, lightning protection, equipment screens, conduit, condensate lines and more to metal roof surfaces. To learn more about the company's ever-expanding product line, visit  s-5.com.

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