October 27, 2020
Sunflare has introduced its LiteMount solar panel to the market. The lightweight CIGS thin-film module seamlessly integrates with existing metal roof racking attachments. The panel weighs one-quarter less than most silicon framed modules.
“Our mission is to reduce CO2, so it’s imperative to find innovative ways to go where traditional solar can’t,” said Sunflare CEO Philip Gao. “At almost 4-lb per square foot, silicon is too heavy to be installed on many metal roofs.”
LiteMount is a lightweight, low-profile and rugged, ready to do the heavy lifting in the weight-constrained metal roof market. The panels have no glass covering, a wind load of 42 psf and a snow load of 33 psf.
As with the Sunflare Flex60 modules, the LiteMount has bypass diodes at every cell. That means shading doesn’t affect Sunflare as much as most silicon panels that have a bypass diode for every string. It would take full shade to shut down a Sunflare panel, whereas silicon panels can be shut down if shade falls across the top of the strings.
The LiteMount is UL and IEC certified and has a 25-year warranty for product workmanship and power production.