This cutting edge approach, geared towards the pre-engineered building industry and architectural metal roof systems industry, will create a seamless approach to using solar on weather-tight metal roof systems.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
Houston based Pre Engineered Building Manufacturer, Whirlwind Steel Buildings, Inc. announced today, in conjunction with its other divisions Whirlwind Building Components and Whirlwind Solar, the launch of the first solar kits website for solar over metal roof system applications.
In addition to providing the pre-designed "peel and stick" solar laminate systems it has become famous for, Whirlwind Solar is now offering traditional crystalline "Bolt Down" solar modules. Whirlwind has a unique attachment method specifically designed to cost effectively attach PV modules to metal roof systems. The kits include the bulk of the solar related equipment and are specially designed for metal platforms. Whirlwind Solar Kits typically include PV Modules, Inverter(s), combiner boxes, DC Fuses, DC wire whips, lightning arrestors, warning labels, DC and AC disconnects one line electrical diagrams, and installation manuals.
This cutting edge approach, geared towards the pre-engineered metal building industry and architectural metal roof systems industry, will create a seamless approach to using solar on weather-tight metal roof systems.
According to Fred Reardon, operations manager for Whirlwind Solar, "We have 59 pre-designed systems. If the building owner stays within the confines of the system, they can benefit from a cost effective, pre-designed system that is penetration free. The future of solar is roof mounted and penetration free. There is no better platform for solar than a high performance Whirlwind metal roof system. Standing seam metal roofs are the only roof systems that can exceed the lifespan of a solar array. Whirlwind Solar provides a penetration free solar approach that will create clean electricity and protect the contents of the building."
Typically a good local certified electrician, with some Direct Current (D.C.) experience, can install the pre-designed systems. Some areas require certain solar installer certifications as well.
More and more businesses are using the Whirlwind Solar over metal roofs approach. The Whirlwind Solar Kits approach is an example of how renewable energy technologies are reaching non traditional platforms like metal buildings.
The “Made in USA” systems are "Grid Tied" systems which means that if the solar array is creating more electricity than the building inhabitants are using, clean generated electricity can be put on the grid.
Whirlwind Steel Buildings, Inc. has manufacturing facilities in Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas. Contact Fred Reardon, Whirlwind Solar Operations Manager, for more Whirlwind Solar Kits information at 310 748 5428 or fred.reardon(at)whirlwindsteel(dot)com. For more information about Whirlwind Steel Buildings or Whirlwind Building Components go to http://www.whirlwindsteel.com or call 800 324 9992.