S-5-PV Kit Solar Attachment Solutions
The concept of combining photovoltaic arrays with standing seam metal roofing is growing—and for good reasons. A standing seam metal roof has a life expectancy consistent with that of framed PV modules.
A 30-year power source on a 40-year roof, along with zero-penetration technology, creates the most sustainable roof system available with alternative power generation, all without compromising the roof manufacturer's warranty!
The Basic Components
The S-5-PV Kit fits two grab components. The universal PV grab attaches adjacent panels, while the EdgeGrab™ cleanly resolves end condition requirements.
*Due to the variety of attachment needs, S-5-PV Kits are sold separately from S-5! mini clamps. The S-5-PV Kit fits only S-5! mini clamps, NOT standard clamps.
The new S-5-PV Kit is one of the first solar module mounting solutions in the industry to be listed to the new UL subject 2703, a standard that covers both bonding and mounting. In order to meet the UL requirements, the S-5-PV Kit had to be submitted for tests, being evaluated under the severest of conditions to confirm that the product would withstand the elements while maintaining electrical conductivity.
Furthermore, the S-5-PV Kit has gained an ETL Listing to UL 1703. UL and ETL listings are widely recognized by most Authorities Having Jurisdiction, which means fewer inspection hassles for installers.
Please Note: Dimensions (in blue text) of the Universal PV Stud and the Mounting Disk are the same for the EdgeGrab illustration below.
Previously, electrical continuity between modules (called “bonding” within the industry) required the mounting of an electrical lug to each PV module, and interconnection of the lugs with a copper wire. However, the S-5-PV Kit's groundbreaking NEW stainless steel mounting disk has twelve nodes designed to ensure the module-to-module conductivity of anodized aluminum module frames.
With the new S-5-PV Kit, the module is simply anchored with the kit and automatically provides a ground path in the module frame. No lugs or wire required except to connect one string of modules to another and to ground the system. This connection detail represents installed electrical cost savings of $6-$12 per unit.
In most cases, the savings in time and materials is sufficient to pay for the entire S-5-PV Kit and clamp setup! The S-5-PV Kit continues to be the easiest, most cost-effective way to install solar panels directly to standing seam metal roofs and remains the most popular choice worldwide.
Mounting hardware as low as $0.07 per watt; Aluminum Disk mounting hardware as low as $0.06 per watt!
Introducing The Ultimate Solution For Solar Array End Conditions...
S-5!'s new EdgeGrab™ is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with our patented S-5-PV Kit for solar array end conditions.
The EdgeGrab accommodates PV frame thicknesses of 30–48 mm (if the L-flange is positioned below the stud’s hex nut) and 34–51 mm (if the L-flange is positioned above the stud’s hex nut).
EdgeGrab uses the same S-5-PV Kit base assembly as the universal PV grab and will work on most exposed-fastened and corrugated metal roofs.
(The EdgeGrab is not UL or ETL Listed)
- Fit the majority of metal roofs on the market - including exposed-fastened and corrugated!
- Install quickly and easily!
- Universally fit both field (2 panels) and end conditions!
- Cool roofs by providing shade during intense summer heat, lessening utility costs.
- Can be used with all S-5! mini clamps; use the stainless steel mounting disk to facilitate use with brass clamps.
- Cost as little as $0.07 a watt (stainless steel mounting disk) or even $0.06 a watt (aluminum mounting disk) to install!
S-5-PV Kits Feature:
- New longer PV stud now accommodates PV frame thicknesses from 1.3" (33 mm) to 2.5" (64 mm)!
- Beveled mounting disk now provides an even easier to use module placement guide!
- Four new strategically placed mounting disk hooks to assist in wire management!
- New broader ears on the PV grab allow for even easier installation and precise module engagement!
- Mounting disk is universally directional for simplicity of installation!
- Absolutely NO rails required!
- Incredible holding strength that only S-5! can offer!
For mounting solar systems to your corrugated metal roof, S-5-PV Kits work perfectly with our CorruBracketTM!
For mounting solar systems to your exposed-fastened metal roof, a flat mounting disk is available allowing S-5-PV Kits to work perfectly with our VersaBracketTM!
Penetration-free attachment, lower installation costs and cooler roofs, combined with rising energy costs and increased environmental concerns all spell a bright, sunny future for PV and standing seam metal roofs. S-5! makes it easy.
Due to the variety of attachment needs, S-5-PV Kits are sold separately from S-5! mini clamps. The S-5-PV Kit fits only S-5! mini clamps, NOT standard clamps.
Wind dynamics are complex; thus, each system should be reviewed by a qualified licensed professional who understands wind effects on metal roof design and construction prior to purchase and installation.
S-5!® Snow Retention Products & Systems
The only snow retention system good enough to be warranted for the life of the roof. Unlike other snow guards that yellow and fail over time, ColorGard's unsurpassed holding strength controls snow migration with a perfect color-match that lasts the life of the roof. Learn more under ColorGard®.
SnoRail™ and SnoFence™
Offered in aluminum or brass, our snow fences are designed to manage snow migration on standing seam metal roofing. Their clean lines, cylindrical shapes and high-tech appearance make these snow guards the favorite choice of architects and roof designers. Learn more under SnoRail™ and SnoFence™.
It can be designed as a one- or two-pipe system spanning up to 42" seams. Tests have proven the X-Gard™, with the amazingly strong NeX-Pipe™, to be the strongest pipe-system on the market.
VersaGard™ is compatible with almost any trapezoidal, exposed-fastened profile. No messy sealants to apply! No chance for leaks! VersaGard comes with factory-applied butyl sealant already in the base, and the S-5!®-patented reservoir conceals the sealant from UV exposure, preventing drying and cracks.
S-5!® Utility System
The new S-5!® Utility System is the most versatile utility mounting solution for standing seam metal roofs, and is exclusively by S-5!
The Utility System enables easy attachment of almost any conceivable utility application, including: signs, banners, light fixtures, gas piping, antennas, roof walkways, HVAC equipment, lightning protection systems, condensate lines, stack/flue bracing, fascias, equipment screens, electrical conduit, antennas, cabling, and more.
Utility System Components (sold separately)
Flanged Mini Clamps
With a selection of three uniquely designed flanged mini clamps, the Utility System can be mounted to every major metal roof profile. The S-5-USF Mini fits 85% of U.S. standing seam profiles. The S-5-EF Mini is specifically for double-fold standing seams, while the S-5-ZF Mini fits bulb-shaped profiles.
Clamp installation is simple. Just place the flanged mini clamp on the seam and tighten the round-point setscrew. Go to www.S-5.com/tools for information about properly attaching S-5! clamps.
If the metal roof profile isn't compatible with the three flanged clamps mentioned above, the Utility System can utilize the S-5-FA (flange adaptor) to quickly provide a flanged component to any of the other S-5! mini clamps, such as the S-5-N Mini for 1" nail-strip profiles and the S-5-T Mini for T-shaped profiles.
Dual Grip Strut
The Dual Grip Strut conveniently comes in 3.00" and 27.00" lengths, enabling a wide variety of attachment needs. Custom lengths are also available. It can be easily rotated 360° on the mini clamps for orientation versatility only S-5! can provide!
Detailed Utility System Information