What types of roofs can Sunflare modules be installed on?
PowerFit20: PowerFit20 is designed to be installed on metal standing seams roofs that are at least 15.5” wide measured on center between the seams, and that are flat with no large ribbing in the channels. No roof or ballasts penetrations needed.
FLEX60: Flat (2% slope or less) membrane roofs (TPO, or EPDM).Low crickets are no problem. Installation of Flex60 on greater curves or slopes may be possible if the roof stack is Class A fire rated. No roof penetrations or ballasts needed.
LiteMount60: LiteMount is designed for installation in corrugated metal roofs and standing seam roofs that do not qualify for PowerFit (too narrow or has ribs). The lightweight aluminum frame is bolted directly to the seams or ridges with standard S-5! Clamps. LiteMount60 is the perfect solution for weight-constrained roofs such as older buildings and barns with metal roofing.
Is there a maximum roof angle Sunflare modules can be installed on?
PowerFit20: No- just not vertical
LiteMount60: No- just not vertical
FLEX60: 2% slope for a combustible roof, but can be installed at any slope not vertical if a Class A roof. Roofs over 2% slope must have a non-combustible backer-board installed under the membrane.
Can I order standing seam roofs with the PowerFit modules already installed?
Not at this time, but we can refer you to trusted metal roofing suppliers and installers.
Can I max out my roof (oversize the system) for NEM benefits?
Utility companies have different rules for how much you are allowed to oversize your solar system. Some will only allow a system size equal to your last 12 months of consumption history. Check with your local utility or solar installer for details. An additional concern would be the limits of your existing electric service panel for an over-sized solar system. Your installer will be able to evaluate your home’s electrical capabilities.
Can I install any of the Sunflare modules on the side of a building?
This is currently not possible as the adhesive used is not meant for vertical applications.
Can PowerFit20 be installed on my domed standing seam roof?
Although the module curves up to 30%, we are currently investigating how much curvature can be allowed for the PF20 wire management system.
FLEX60:65.4 inches X 38.9 inches (+-0.1 in.) 0.125 inches thick
LiteMount60: 39.2 inches X 65.6 inches(+-0.1 in.) 0.8 inches thick
What is the color of the modules?
Below are pictures of a PowerFit module in natural light as well as a Pantone swatch. Pantone colors are meant to be viewed on printed paper- not a screen- but it is close enough for reference for customers wishing to order their roof to match the color of the solar modules. All Sunflare products use the same panel and cell materials.
Can I order the modules in a different color?
How do these modules do in extreme cold and heat?
All Sunflare modules are tested from -40 degrees F up to 185 degrees F.
Will the adhesive ooze out from under the module in the heat?
Are these modules trimmable?
Can I install the modules myself then have the electrician come do the rest?
A Sunflare system must be installed by a licensed solar installer or electrician. The Sunflare 25 year warranty is only valid for installations performed by licensed professionals.
Can I install PowerFit on my camper?
The PowerFit product is currently only available for residential and commercial use.
What types of batteries and inverters are you compatible with?
Please click HERE to access Sunflare’s component compatibility document.
Battery compatibility sheet is coming soon.
What is the solar output per square foot?
PowerFit20: 9.5 W/sq. ft.
FLEX60: 10.3 W/sq. ft.
LiteMount60: 10.3 W/sq. ft.
What is the maximum wattage available for a module?
PowerFit20: 60 watts
FLEX60: 195 watts
LiteMount60: 195 watts
How much money do I get from the utility for exporting solar energy to the grid?
Every utility territory has different rules for self-generators (homes and businesses with solar). Net Energy Metering (NEM) export compensation for excess energy produced and exported to the grid is typically reflected as monthly credits against the times you used electricity but the sun wasn’t shining (your modules were not producing). Check with your local utility for the details.
How do I get the ITC??
The Investment Tax Credit is currently available for solar installations and can be carried over 5 years. Sunflare Solar cannot provide tax advice. Please consult with your CPA or tax advisor.
When will these modules be available to order?
Sunflare products are available now! We are currently accepting Purchase Orders for LiteMount60, FLEX60 and PowerFit20.
Due to overwhelming interest in PowerFit20, we have formed a PowerFit waitlist.
Anyone on the waitlist who submits a $500 deposit (refundable anytime) will receive a personalized Helioscope Report for their home or business, which will show the power production of the installed array, and give the solar installer a big head start. All Purchase Orders are honored on a first-come-first-served basis.
How much does Sunflare cost?
Please contact your local installer to obtain a turnkey proposal cost with Sunflare modules plus the additional electrical components, labor, permitting etc. Solar modules are just one piece of the system- so it’s best to speak to an installer who can discuss all aspects of the equipment and installation.
Do you sell direct to consumers?
No. Solar installers and electricians can order Sunflare products through their local CED Greentech electrical supplier.