The Meadowbrook Case Study
The challenge here was to double the size of an existing system, with only a flat concrete roof available, and no roof penetrations were desired.
Our plan incorporated our first fully ballasted system, with no penetrations, weighed down with ballast blocks.
Since this racking solution includes no rails, the SolarEdge DC optimizers must be mounted directly to the module frames. A convenient attic staging area allowed space for this procedure.
The ballasted racking system from Ecolibrium Solar is, by far, the simplest, most elegant, and most cost effective solution we’ve found for flat roof installations where few or no roof penetrations are desired.
Padded clamps hold the panels in place at a 5 degree angle, allowing for easy removal, should the roof require service or access.
An installation of this type takes only two days. The Stion panels produce similar power per square foot compared to crystalline silicone panels such as those in the background, yet they perform far better in hot conditions and under low or indirect light conditions, yielding 8% to 20% more power per watt of installed system capacity.
ALIVE’s team easily handled the challenge of wire management without typical mounting rails.
The clear aesthetic and technical advantages of Stion make Stion and ALIVE the obvious choice for solar in Escondido.