The Whirlwind Known As Tradeshow Season 2015

Wow. What a tradeshow season 2015 is turning out to be!

Hot on the heels of Intersolar and SPI, next week we’re heading to Tampa to exhibit at the 25th annual Metalcon, along with our Sister Company Alpine SnowGuards. All of this as the leaves are changing color, a new crispness can be felt in the air, and the nights are dipping into the 30’s up here in Vermont.

So, how’s the season going so far? Well….

Intersolar in August was out of this world. San Francisco is such a treat to visit (sunshine! seafood!) and as always, the turnout was spectacular.


The launch of  Rock-It Systemour all new rail-free solution proved to be a colossal  success. Our brilliant CAD Designer, Matt created this awesome animation of the system, in order to convey how easy it really is to install. Show-goers lined up to see it, and all walked away understanding the system completely….mission accomplished!


The Rock-It System conforms to UL Subject 2703 and holds a Class A Fire Resistance Rating when using Type 1, listed PV modules.

Product compliance was determined through rigorous, uncompromised testing per UL Subject 2703.

UL 2703 is comprised of three required testing parameters:

  • Integrated Grounding and Bonding
  • Fire Classification
  • Mechanical Loading

The system features North-South adjustability of up to 4”, and the unique top-down leveling allows the installer the freedom to level as they go, as well as after the array is installed.

One tool (1/2” socket) is all that’s needed to install any size or orientation array, and integrated electric bonding and a built-in wire management tray make the Rock-It System a fast, easy, and hassle-free solution. Configurations are available for composition shingle and tile roofs.



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You can learn more about the system by checking out the Rock-it System product page on our website.

Besides the success of the Rock-It Launch, we enjoyed meeting with many customers, and seeing many new faces, as well. We took a little time to walk the show, and it’s always impressive to see not only the sheer number of companies present, but also the amount of pure talent that’s out there, designing, installing, creating, and building the future of the industry.

We said goodbye to San Fran, and headed home to gear up for Solar Power International in Anaheim in September.

Launching our newest low-slope roofing solution, Simple Grip, we were thrilled to be able to show another incredible animation (thanks again, Matt!), so you could all see how truly simple it is! Judging by the response, it looks like we hit the nail on the head once again.

SimpleGrip has been tested in accordance with AC 286 and ASTM D1761-06, and like all of the products in our solar roof mount line, SimpleGrip is fast and easy to install, and will allow your next low-slope project to be straightforward and hassle-free. SimpleGrip can be used with a variety of EcoFasten compression brackets, as well as with the Rock-It System in conformance to UL Subject 2703.


With everything going on with our new products, it was great to get photos back at the office of some of our staff “womaning” the booth, under the hashtag #IamWise to share on Twitter. Crystal, Addie, and Kelly (L-R) were sporting these signs, and doing a great job representing Women In Solar Energy. Brian and Alec were also at the show, but didn’t participate in holding the WISE signs for obvious reasons.


VP Joe Biden spoke at SPI, and reminded us that the solar industry employs more veterans than any other sector. That’s GREAT stuff, right there!


Thank you to all who have helped make this season what it is….We hope everyone had an equally electrifying time at both Intersolar and SPI! AND, we hope we’ll see some of the same faces at Metalcon next week! Swing by booth #331 if you go, and see what we have going on! We’ll look forward to seeing you there!


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