The Schletter Group’s 2018 FixGrid kit system combines the benefits of the FixGrid and AluGrid systems, capable of withstanding high wind and snow loads, making it suitable for locations exposed to extreme weather. The FixGrid 2018 leaves the factory with a newly developed swivel connector that can be put together without tools, and its building protection mats come pre-attached to the kits’ base plates, which reduces the assembly and mounting time, and costs per kWh of installed PV capacity. Windsafe plates and ballast tubs are only used where they needed for technical reasons. Windsafe plates, including an integrated ballast slot for the south-facing variant, allow adequate ballasting for places with higher wind loads. This makes it possible to use FixGrid 2018 almost everywhere. The ballast blocks can be applied to continuous beams, ballast tubs, and Windsafe panels. Almost all components are from Schletter’s standard range and are also part of other assemblies. The FixGrid 2018 comes in several kit variants, covering the majority of applications: for east-west-oriented arrays, kits are offered for two or three pairs of solar panels. For elevated south-facing solutions, the system is available for two or three rows of panels. The rows are maintained as a single unit, and any configuration of panels can be realized. The free SchletterConfigurator software automatically selects the ideal kits and handles structural analysis for the system, generates a ballasting plan, and a parts list. The systems are shipped out including a professional structural analysis, system documentation, and assembly instructions.
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