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SOLON Launches SOLquick for Leaner, Faster Rooftop Solar Installations


Tucson, Ariz., October 13, 2011: SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., today launched SOLquickTM, a patent pending new plug-and-play commercial rooftop solution. Initial SOLquick flat roof installation has proven to reduce mechanical installation by over 85 percent and electrical installation time by 50 percent. SOLquick’s integrated laminate plus mount design features Fibrex® material from Andersen Corporation and brings tremendous cost savings, simplicity and design value far above standard module installation practices that benefits project financiers, designers, integrators, installers, and end customers.

SOLquick will be showcased at the 2011 Solar Power International Conference, taking place October 17-20 in Dallas, Texas, in SOLON booth #3820, where SOLON will be taking reservations for Q1 2012 delivery.

Together with the launch of SOLquick, SOLON today also announced an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Andersen, the most recognized window brand in the U.S, for its Fibrex material. Through this agreement, SOLON is able to better deliver innovative products, such as SOLquick, to the residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV markets. SOLquick‘s lightweight frame is constructed with Fibrex material.

“Together with Andersen Corporation, SOLON is taking rooftop PV to new heights with a fast, versatile, simple to install, solution that reflects the innovation that the commercial and utility-scale PV markets need,” said Dan Alcombright, Chief Executive Officer and President of North America for SOLON. “Designers are able to standardize around one simple design, installers greatly reduce the time and cost associated with installing the system, and end customers begin generating energy from a high quality, trusted industry brand more quickly.”

To create a fast and easy to install solution for commercial rooftops, SOLquick is designed to ship directly to the work site—fully assembled as an integrated unit, with laminate and racking all in one. The product can be installed in 10 units per man hour with simple module-to-module connection. Rapid installation is possible because the units require no assembly, grounding, or tools for installation. This greatly reduces the costs associated with standard racking methods which require staging, assembly and grounding. In addition, SOLquick is extremely lightweight at less than three pounds per square foot average distributed weight.

“The Fibrex material from Andersen has a natural place in the SOLON technology portfolio with its extensive list of attractive properties for commercial and utility-scale solar PV installations,“ said Scott Koenig, General Manager of Andersen’s Fibrex Strategic Operations Group. “Having been used in outdoor applications since 1993 with an impressive history of performing well in all weather and environmental conditions, Fibrex material will no doubt enhance PV products in the field. Moreover, we are proud to be incorporating Fibrex material into proven renewable energy solutions by SOLON.”





About SOLON Corporation
SOLON Corporation (www.SOLON.com) is a leading provider of utility-scale and large commercial photovoltaic (PV) system solutions to the North American market. SOLON delivers complete and cost-effective turnkey PV systems to its partners with a streamlined approach from project development, design and construction to financing and operation. With NA headquarters in Tucson, AZ and offices in Phoenix and San Francisco, SOLON is driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to providing superior solar solutions with unrivalled quality and reliability. Founded in 2007, SOLON Corporation is a subsidiary of SOLON SE, a leading international provider of solar solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale applications. SOLON SE operates subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, France and the U.S. with more than 800 employees worldwide.

SOLON Corporation
Patricia Browne
Phone: (520) 647-8754
Fax: (520) 807-4046
E-mail: patricia.browne@solon.com


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