At this year’s Ecobuild, mounting systems manufacturer Renusol is set to present the world’s first universal clamp for mounting photovoltaic (PV) panels which can be used as either mid or end clamp. In order to switch between the mid and end clamp function, the clamp head is simply turned by 90 degrees. Since only one component is needed instead of two, planning, ordering materials and mounting are all made noticeably easier for installers – saving time and money. The new RS1 clamp is height adjustable, making it suitable for all standard framed solar photovoltaic panels.
The RS1 universal clamp is suitable for use with all PV panel frame heights between 30 and 50 mm. The clamp can be positioned, adjusted and fixed in the mounting rail with one hand, which is a big advantage for installers, particularly on steep pitched roofs. The RS1 clamp also saves on warehouse costs, since wholesalers and project planners need to stock one type of clamp only, that always fits regardless of the solar panels, project or system design.
The RS1 clamp has already received TÜV and MCS certification and will be presented to the public for the first time at Ecobuild in London from 3–5 March, 2015.