Residential photovoltaic module innovator, SMASHsolar, announces the US launch of SMASHmount, the world’s first direct attach solar module. The mounting-integrated modules snap together and attach directly to a residential composition shingle roof in less than half the time of traditional mounting systems. SMASH’s snap-together dual-glass module mounting is setting a new industry standard for speed and ease of installation. By slashing the time an installation takes, SMASH allows installers to maximize profits and dramatically lower the cost of going solar for their customers. Called “solar LEGOS®” by installers, SMASHmount saves up to $0.15/W on overall system cost by reducing the number of installation steps by half and number of unique parts to just two.
“It is clear that the solar industry’s rapid growth is reaching an inflection point. We must leave behind outdated ideas and embrace the potential for full adoption of solar,” said Troy Tyler, SMASHsolar CEO and Founder. “SMASHsolar is dedicated to making solar accessible by all and our first product does just that. SMASHmount is a disruptive force that transforms residential installations.”
“SMASH is changing the way solar is installed,” explains George Gutierrez II, solar cowboy, and CEO of Solar Alliance located in Central Texas. “In our competitive market we are looking for ways to win customers and cut costs. SMASH achieves both with its elegantly designed and quick to install SMASHmount system.” Gutierrez has signed up for SMASH’s Innovator Program, which gives qualified installers advance access integrated modules, training, and sales support.
“SMASH is designing products that make solar power like any other household appliance – affordable, beautiful to live with, and easy to install,” said Neil Goldberg, SMASHsolar Chief Design Officer and Founder.