New Product: Sunflare LiteMount Solar Solution

Published online: Nov 05, 2019 New Products
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For the first time ever, a solar system has been created to be able to install solar panels on any metal roof type in the world. Sunflare introduces LiteMount, the only lightweight module that seamlessly integrates with every existing metal roof attachment system. This lightweight solar system is less than 1 pound per square foot installed. That is approximately one-fourth of most installed silicon framed modules.

“Our mission is to reduce CO2, so it’s imperative to find innovative ways to go where traditional solar can’t,” says Sunflare CEO Philip Gao. “At almost 4 pounds per square foot, silicon is too heavy to be installed on many metal roofs.”

The metal roof market is over 250 trillion square feet worldwide. LiteMount is a lightweight, low-profile and rugged, ready to do the heavy lifting in the weight-constrained market. LiteMount panels have a wind load of 42 pounds per square foot and a snow load up to 33 pounds per square foot.

It also has no glass covering, so it’s shatterproof. That means there’s no waste due to broken panels. It’s easier to install because one person alone can carry two panels. Two people can carry 5-10 without a problem. 

As with Sunflare’s Flex60 modules, the LiteMount has bypass diodes at every cell. That means shading doesn’t affect Sunflare as much as most silicon panels that have a bypass diode for every string. It would take full shade to shut down a Sunflare panel, whereas silicon panels can be shut down if shade falls across the top of the strings.

LiteMount has a 25-year warranty for product workmanship and power production.

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