Sunflare has launched its LiteMount solar panel to the market. The light-weight CIGS thin-film module seamlessly integrates with present metal roof racking attachments. The panel weighs one-quarter lower than most silicon framed modules.
“Our mission is to reduce CO2, so it’s imperative to find innovative ways to go where traditional solar can’t,” stated Sunflare CEO Philip Gao. “At almost 4-lb per square foot, silicon is too heavy to be installed on many metal roofs.”
LiteMount is a light-weight, low-profile and rugged, able to do the heavy lifting within the weight-constrained metal roof market. The panels don’t have any glass overlaying, a wind load of 42 psf and a snow load of 33 psf.
As with the Sunflare Flex60 modules, the LiteMount has bypass diodes at each cell. That means shading doesn’t have an effect on Sunflare as a lot as most silicon panels which have a bypass diode for each string. It would take full shade to close down a Sunflare panel, whereas silicon panels will be shut down if shade falls throughout the highest of the strings.
The LiteMount is UL and IEC licensed and has a 25-year guarantee for product workmanship and power manufacturing.
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