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2 October 2012

Calyxo launches lightweight system for fast assembly of PV modules without frames on trapezoidal sheet roofs

Cadmium telluride (CdTe)-based thin-film photovoltaic module maker Calyxo GmbH of Bitterfeld/Wolfen-Thalheim, Germany has developed a new assembly system especially for the installation of modules without frames on trapezoidal sheet roofs. Made of durable aluminium, the MX1 insertion system allows the quick and safe assembly of Calyxo CX3 modules on-site. However, using the system (designed especially for fixing glass/glass laminates), modules without frames made by other manufacturers (with a maximum thickness of 6.8mm) can also be fixed on trapezoidal sheet roofs.

Installing CX3 modules using the MX1 assembly system loads the roof with less than 20kg per square metre. This permits safe, quick and easy assembly of PV power plants even on less load-bearing roofs, says Calyxo. Due to the insertion technology, the modules can be installed without using any tools, as neither clamping nor screwing is required. Besides saving time, the concept is also gentle on the modules, says the firm. Due to the floating module installation, the thermal surface expansion of the profiles can be uncoupled from the complete system.

Together with the black CX3 modules, compact, optically attractive roof areas can be created that fit optimally into the architecture of a building, says Calyxo. At a customer’s request, the system can be delivered in a black anodized design, as standard; Calyxo delivers the profiles in a mill finish design.

While the MX1 system is installed directly on trapezoidal roofs, the MX2 offers an assembly system especially designed for slanted roofs, which offers all the above-mentioned advantages but is assembled in cross connection.

The MX assembly systems are now available Europe-wide. Calyxo says that, with the MX assembly systems, it is extending its capabilities as an engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) supplier for efficient PV power plants, now offering an intelligent assembly system for proven and tested CX3/CdTe modules.

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