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New Solar Mounting System Eliminates Need to Make Holes on Roof

2016/09/17 00:29
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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"Anchor-less Flat Roof Mounting System" (left) and "Mounting System for Large-corrugated Slates" (right) (source: Hanwha Q Cells Japan)

Hanwha Q Cells Japan Co Ltd, a Japanese subsidiary of Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd, announced two mounting systems for less-than-50kW solar power generation systems to be set up on the roofs of buildings, factories, etc, Aug 17, 2016.

One is "Anchor-less Flat Roof Mounting System," which enables to install solar panels on a reinforced concrete roof without making holes in it. The product is manufactured by Nihon Form Service Co Ltd.

The other is "Mounting System for Large-corrugated Slates," which reduces load on slate roofs that use thin plate-like materials. Load on roof materials was reduced by using metal fittings that do not directly transmit load to a slate roof. It is manufactured by Wakai Sangyo (Higashiosaka City, Osaka Prefecture).