S-5!, a metal roof attachment technology company, will unveil its new PVKonceal solar solution this month at Solar Power International in New Orleans. Part of Smart Energy Week, Solar Power International features more than 24 segments of the solar industry. One of S-5!’s solar experts will participate as a featured guest speaker, providing the opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits.
Attendees can stop by the company’s booth to view the PVKonceal module skirt. The newest addition to S-5!’s PVKIT 2.0 direct-attach solar solution for metal roofs, the module skirt conceals the lower edge of the photovoltaic (PV) modules as well as all mechanical and electrical components underneath, creating an attractive, clean finished look. It also discourages critters, debris, and other unwanted objects from getting under the solar array.
On Tuesday, September 21, beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the Installer Theater, Mark Gies will present Rail-Less Solar on Metal Roofs: Wire Management & Best Practices, a comprehensive presentation with practical, easy-to-understand information geared toward solar project developers; engineering, procurement, and construction firms (EPCs); and solar installers.
This course unpacks metal roof-PV installations with a brief overview of the various types of metal roofs and their advantages for solar PV, along with the challenges of wire management, techniques, best practices and “how-to’s” for installing rail-less solar systems on metal roofs. Additionally, methods for installing various PV accessories from microinverters to home runs are discussed.
Gies has 30 years of industry experience with a focus on solar ranging from product development, operations, installation, compliance, codes and standards to sales and business development. He is the vice-chair of the Solar Energy Industry Association’s (SEIA) Mounting System Manufacturers Committee, a member of the Structural Engineers Association of California’s (SEAOC) PV Committee, and a founding member of UL 2703’s Standard Technical Panel. Gies is an regular presenter for S-5!, including the company’s certified AIA and NABCEP webinar series and has presented at multiple solar events both individually and as a panel member.