Roll-A-Rack is seeking 10 developers or solar installers to test its patent-pending Roll-A-Rack solar panel racking system, which reduces racking and installation costs of flat-roof commercial or ground-based ballasted solar systems by 33%.
Following recent funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office for Roll-A-Rack development, Acme Express Inc., a technology company that develops applications for the transportation, finance, education and healthcare industries, is ready to begin beta testing. The single-component Roll-A-Rack is much simpler than competing multi-component racking systems, which require pre-ordering, shipping, inventorying, transporting to an install site and labor-intensive assembly.
“Developers and solar installers looking for cost-saving opportunities should consider participating in the Roll-A-Rack beta testing program,” says Don Scipione, president of Roll-A-Rack.
“The beta testing program will help further refine our product and help make Roll-A-Rack an even faster, lower-cost solar racking solution,” he adds.
Like seamless rain gutters, which are formed and cut to length on site with portable roll-form machines, Roll-A-Rack produces custom solar racking on site and on demand. The material costs are 33% less than current racking systems. Installation time and labor costs are reduced by 65%.
Beta testers of Roll-A-Rack will help the company refine its manufacturing and installation processes. Beta testers will receive:
- Early access to cost-saving technology with minimal risk
- 100 kW of racking free
- Racks roll formed on the project site by Roll-A-Rack at no cost
- Wind uplift analysis to determine ballast requirements
- Staff training
- A case study, which can be used for marketing
For more information about Roll-A-Rack and the beta testing program, click here.
Photo: Roll-A-Rack’s solar panel racking system