S-5! Clamps Used on Singapore’s Largest Solar Installation
Leading Swiss pharmaceuticals manufacturer Lonza Biologics (Lonza) pioneered the installation of solar PV for industrial buildings in Singapore, soliciting the help of S-5!’s distributor, Singapore-based Phoenix Solar, to design and install Singapore‘s largest solar PV system as of June 2009.
Lonza’s admin office and lab roof provided prominent visibility as well as good exposure to the sun. However, the variable slope posed several design and safety challenges. Phoenix Solar’s solution was to install a combination of high-quality framed and frameless multi-crystalline modules using S-5! patented penetration-free clamps.
The result was an aesthetically pleasing solution that seamlessly follows the sloping roof’s profile while improving water run-off. The collaborative effort of the project team resulted in a highly visible solution that showcases innovative application of technical, construction and attachment techniques. S-5! founder and metal roofing consultant Rob Haddock is proud of the installation and the recognition it has received; “Our distributor, Phoenix Solar, was recognized with Solar Pioneer Awards at a ceremony hosted by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB). We are impressed with the outcome, and grateful to have been a part of this innovative success.”