Lumeta Solar touts lowest installed cost hi-performance modules
California-based PV module manufacturer Lumeta Solar LLC is launching its ‘Lumeta Lynx’ line of solar modules that eliminate racking resulting in faster installation, zero roof penetrations, and improved aesthetics at SPI this year.
The low-profile, black-on-black, frameless monocrystalline modules adhere directly to the roof, dramatically reducing module installation time on tile, shingle, and commercial roofs.
"Lumeta Lynx offers the lowest installed cost and is more attractive than traditional rack-mounted solar modules," said CEO and founder Timothy Davey. "Our product grew from customer demands for solar without roof penetrations, and has been redesigned to meet the needs of residential and commercial solar professionals."
The Lumeta Lynx 60 is a high-peformance 300W 18.1% efficient module that is designed for both tile roofs, where it is installed using inserts that create a level surface, and composition shingle roofs.
The Lumeta Lynx 72 is a 360W 18.3% efficient module designed for installation on almost all commercial roof systems. Lumeta Lynx will begin shipping to select partners in Q4 2017 and be available throughout the United States in Q1 2018.
The Lumeta Lynx module series is said to weigh less than half of glass-fronted modules with racking, and their construction uses Dupont's ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) that replaces the glass front sheet and enables heat dissipation and a FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) semi-rigid back sheet protects the cells.