GehrTec Base is the first substructure for ground-mounted systems in the world to gain CE marking

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The substructure, made of galvanized steel and aluminum, allows a wide range of module technologies and sizes to be mounted as ground-mounted systems.

Dornach near Munich. TÜV Rheinland LGA Bautechnik GmbH, an independent testing, inspection and certification corporation for construction products, awarded GehrTec Base, the substructure for photovoltaic ground-mounted systems from Gehrlicher Solar AG, the “EC Certificate of Factory Production Control” as well as the “TÜV Rheinland LGA tested Quality” certificate in September 2011.

The former confirms that all provisions are described and fulfilled in accordance with the EN 1090-1:2009 standard and that GehrTec Base complies with the requirements of the Construction Products Directive. At the same time, the technical and quality requirements of the European Union for CE marking are met and GehrTec Base can now carry this with immediate effect throughout Europe. According to the inspection corporation’s own definition, the “TÜV Rheinland LGA tested Quality” certificate serves as proof of defined, superior, constant quality. It confirms the safety and fitness for purpose of the product as well as its overall quality, whose consistent level is assured through yearly production checks.

Olaf Just, Gehrlicher Solar’s Head of Product Management, explains, “A high level of product quality is decisive if solar power systems are to deliver consistently high yields over a life cycle of more than 20 years. Components such as the substructure sometimes face extreme climatic conditions. We are delighted that GehrTec Base has become the world’s first ground-mounted system to be completely certified for quality and reliability.”

The substructure, made of galvanized steel and aluminum, allows a wide range of module technologies and sizes to be mounted as ground-mounted systems. Both the orientation and tilt of the modules can be individually adjusted with GehrTec Base. A small number of individual parts, prefabricated attachment points and an integrated cable duct reduce mounting times and consequently system costs.

About Gehrlicher Solar AG

Gehrlicher Solar AG is an internationally operating photovoltaic company from Germany with subsidiaries and joint ventures in Brazil, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the USA. Gehrlicher Solar has around 440 employees world wide and generated a total of 343 million Euros in sales in the fiscal year of 2010. The company which was founded in 1994 develops, plans, builds, finances, and operates solar power plants for ground mounting and for roofs – from private houses to multi-megawatt systems. In addition, it distributes solar modules and inverters as well as components from its own GehrTec product range. Gehrlicher Solar also plans, sets up and manages profit-oriented photovoltaic funds and private placements for private and institutional investors. For further information, please visit www.gehrlicher.com.

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