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.