FTC Solar, Inc., a provider of solar tracker systems, software, and engineering services, has developed a novel clamping solution.
The new clamp supports First Solar’s unique thin-film module technology and is a variant of its novel Voyager mounting solution. It uses FTC’s patented Slide and Glide methodology and First Solar’s SpeedSlot mounting feature.
The result is a reliable, labor-efficient module installation system that incorporates a mechanical fastener to secure and ground the solar module frame to the Voyager system’s module rail. This enables rapid install times.
“We combined First Solar’s SpeedSlot solution with FTC’s patented Slide and Glide rapid module installation methodology that ensures robust module capture to our rail,” said Nagendra Cherukupalli, CTO at FTC Solar. “Several nuances in the rail design enable the integrated solution to work well together. It is a testament to our engineering team’s prowess and adaptability.”
FTC Solar’s and First Solar’s proprietary features for the rapid fastening of modules meet a significant market need with seamless ingenuity.