S-5!, a leading manufacturer of solar attachments for metal roofs, introduced its newest addition to its balance of systems lineup, the Module Level Power Electronics Mount, or MLPE, which provides a universal method for attaching module-level power electronics directly to solar PV module frames.

In a Jan. 18 news release, S-5! said the MLPE is designed for use with most solar modules and secures optimizers and microinverters along the underside of the module frame at desired locations, so wire management is simplified. 

S-5! said the design provides the versatility to handle module-to-module wire management better and electrically bonds the equipment together to comply with grounding requirements easily. The MLPE Mount is compatible with all S-5!'s solar attachments and can be used in rail-based installations or paired with the PVKIT rail-less solar mounting solution for direct attachment to metal roofs. 

The company said a unique tab feature makes installation quick and easy and less likely to rotate during installation, eliminating hassle — one hand can easily position the MLPE device on the frame while the other hand tightens the bolt to secure it.

 “We were looking for a simple and cost-effective way to quickly secure optimizers and microinverters to PV frames for rail-less solar installations,” said Ricardo Barroso, director of research and development at S-5! 

“With its unique teeth and tab design, S-5!’s MLPE Mount secures MLPE devices to module frames with ease without rotation; then penetrates anodization layers and embeds into the frame for superior grip, electric bonding, and grounding (earthing),” Barroso added. “These features, together with its adjustable grip, make it a universal solution, which means only one product is needed for mounting optimizers and micro-inverters onto most PV module frames for either rail-less or rail-based systems.” 

The MLPE Mount is designed for solar developers, EPCs, installers, and end-users who desire an economical, flexible, and easy-to-install MLPE mounting device for PV module frames without relying on attaching to rails.

For more information, visit S-5.com.