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PVKIT® (2.0)
Direct-Attach Rooftop Solar Panel System

Save up to 50% in Freight, Labor, Logistics and Installation Time With Direct-Attach™ Solar Mounting.

Requires M8 Hex Flange Nut if ordering with S-5 brackets

Getting project materials to the jobsite and onto the roof are often considered unavoidable costs associated with solar mounting.

It costs money every time you have to move materials and/or equipment. What if you could greatly reduce the weight and volume of your solar system?

Using the PVKIT can save you up to 50% in:

  • Hardgoods – For example, a 50kW system requires about 150 lbs. (68kg) of parts vs. 970 lbs. (440kg) of rail.
  • Shipping – 80% lighter weight than rail mounting. Fewer than 3.5 lbs./kW (1.6kg) vs. 19.4 lbs. (8.6kg/kW) for rails.
  • Material transportation to the site – The 50 kW system delivers to the job site in the trunk of your car.
  • Lifting equipment not needed – Equipment is only necessary for projects more than 500kW.
  • Installation time and cost – Locate modules as desired without customizing rails. Installation time is 30-50% less.

Want to Reduce Solar Mounting Costs on Your Next Metal Roof Project?

Getting project materials to the jobsite and onto the roof are often considered unavoidable costs associated with solar mounting.

* Due to the variety of attachment needs, S-5-PV Kits are sold separately from S-5! mini clamps. The S-5-PV Kit fits only S-5! mini clamps, NOT standard clamps.

Requires M8 Hex Flange Nut if ordering with S-5 brackets

Your Metal Roof Already Comes with Rails for Solar Mounting. Why Pay for Rails Twice?

Using the roof’s integrated “rails” makes solar mounting quick and convenient. What’s more, direct-attach with the S-5-PVKIT 2.0 reduces the weight of the mounting system by 85% while providing 25% better load distribution and 70% fewer components, as well as lower material costs compared to rail mounting.

With total mounting system weight below 3.5 lbs./kW (1.6kg)/kW compared to 19 lbs. (8.6 kg)/kW for railed systems, the savings in transport costs and logistics is tremendous. The solar zone layout is more flexible. The added load to the building structure is far less. Material handling is reduced and simplified with only 3 components for the mounting system. Electrical bonding is automatic. “Lay and play” installation saves time on the roof.

Download this Solar Mounting Checklist

Use it to guide your next project through layout, design, cost, project logistics and aesthetics.

PVKIT® Features:

Compatible with S-5! Mini Clamps

Can be used with almost any S-5! attachment bracket

Pre-assembled components

Versatile: Same kit for 30-46 mm module frames

Only one tool needed for installation

25% better load distribution

UL 2703 listed ground path is automatic

Multiple slots for wire ties

Available in black

Allows load reduction per ASCE-7

PVKIT® Works for the Following Roof Type:


Standing Seam

PVKIT® 2.0 Components

PVKIT MidGrab Assembly
(includes PV Disk)

Used between adjacent modules to attach both frames to a single connection point. The MidGrab can also be used as an edge condition if desired.

PVKIT EdgeGrab Assembly
(includes PV Disk)

Used at edges of array to attach modules to rooftop clamp or bracket leaving a clean finished look.

PV Disk (included with PVKIT)

Structural platform between module frame and clamp or bracket, which performs multiple functions. Bonding teeth abraide anodization creating a continuous electrical path along module columns. Slotted holes at the edge of the disk act as attachment locations for wire management ties.

Compatible S-5! Mini Clamp

For use on standing seam profiles. See individual pages to select the best attachment solution for your metal roof profile.

View all of our Minin Clamps

Pictured: S-5-E Mini. Visit our clamp overview page to view additional attachment solutions.

Compatible S-5! Bracket

Attachment for exposed-fastened roofing. See specific product pages for critical dimensions to ensure correct bracket selection.

Pictured: ProteaBracket™ for exposed-fastened, trapezoidal rib metal roofing.

Check Out Our Brackets

Big Boys


Our bracket comes with an adjustable, double start, crankshaft system, it adjusts from a 3/12 to 24/12 slope, and easily locks into place. It is rated for 300 lbs wet or dry. read more

Roofers Helper


Comes with an adjustable bar that fits securely into tight areas to hold chicken ladders, solar panels, skylights, and foot support. read more

The Ultimate Bracket


The Ultimate Bracket is designed to hold a 2″ x 8″ and 2″ x 10″ wooden plank. All of our brackets install easily on a 1″ to 2″ snap lock, and mechanical standing seam. read more

Package Starter Kit

This 8 bracket special includes any combination of any of our three brackets that will suit your project needs. read more

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