20 June 2012
Ecolibrium Solar announced the upcoming release of Ecofoot 2 - the first modular system that combines the benefits of polymer with integrated grounding and wire management.The product will be introduced at the Ecolibrium Solar booth # L327 at InterSolar North America 2012 in San Francisco (US), 10-12 July.
This new product uses key components of the original Ecofoot, now with the inclusion of integrated grounding, wire management, and increased weatherability.
The enhanced material benefits of the new, Ecofoot 2 include a low cost per-watt, an innovative patent-pending design, a reformulated polymer designed to withstand the elements (and a 25-year warranty to last the system life) and PE stamping certification for painless permitting, according to the company. It also features a low part count and a modular product body.
Roof mounting systems that require penetration of the roof are a potential can of worms and warranty claims over the years if the roof leaks at the penetration points, which, according to Ecolibrium Solar, s not uncommon over the typical 20-25 years warrantied lifetime of a solar installation.
The Ecofoot 2 module design has been formulated to make solar energy more accessible by eliminating customization and roof penetration, ensuring compatibility with all roof types, and the guarantee of zero corrosion for the life of the system. Shipping and handling is simplified with the nestable body form, made from industrial grade polymer that requires no grounding.