Easy-to-build Solar Panel Mount Developed for Heavy-snow Regions

2014/03/05 20:47
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute

Nichiei Intec Co Ltd exhibited a steel-based mounting system targeted at solar plants in heavy-snow regions at a trade show in Japan.

Nichiei Intec is a Japan-based firm that produces materials of electric equipment. The trade show is PV Expo 2014, which took place from Feb 26 to 28, 2014.

Because it is supplied as a module, the mounting system is about 45% lighter than mounting systems commonly used in heavy-snow regions and can be easily assembled with electric tools. However, because the locations of the holes for mounting solar panels cannot be changed, the mounting system can be used only with Toshiba Corp's solar panels.