More visitors at our booth than ever before, more cups of coffee served and a much more international crowd – this sums up our appearance at the Intersolar Europe trade fair this year. And we also received an award: We are now officially a “Top Brand PV” for solar mounting systems. So the event can certainly be described as a complete success.
If you were unable to make it or would like to make another virtual visit to our booth: This newsletter will give you the opportunity to do so, among other things with a video interview featuring Christian Salzeder and Manuel Schwarzmaier with the solar industry magazine Photovoltaik.
CEO Schletter Group
CTO Schletter Group
CFO Schletter Group
Award for the Schletter Group
We received the “Top Brand PV Award” for the very first time at the Intersolar trade fair – as one of only four mounting system manufacturers this year. What really puts a smile on our face is the fact that the award is based on surveys conducted among installers.
The seal was awarded to us as leading company for solar mounting systems in Germany, Austria, Spain and Switzerland. The market research company EUPD Research has developed an evaluation model for the purposes of the award that measures the trust placed in a brand. The model is based on interviews with industry practitioners, i.e. mainly installers.
“The very highest standards of quality, durability and innovative strength are at the heart of our brand,” said Manuel Schwarzmaier (Sales Manager for Roof Products at the Schletter Group), who accepted the award at the trade fair on behalf of our entire team. “The award serves as testimony to the fact that we are not just paying lip service to this ambition, but that our customers and users actually attribute these features to our brand. This is obviously something that makes us very happy indeed.”
Once a year, EUPD Research conducts an independent survey among installers, inquiring as to recommendations, brand perception and image. The award serves as a seal of quality in terms of reliability and trust and provides guidance to installers and end customers alike.
What were the key topics raised at the Schletter booth?
Three trade fair days full of interesting encounters and technical discussions are now behind us. So what were the hot topics of conversation at our booth? Join us for another look back in our photo gallery.
1. Our 1V tracker
One product in particular attracted a great deal of curiosity at our booth: our 1V tracker, which we unveiled to the general public for the first time in Munich. One question we were asked a lot: How did we manage to make the system designed for easy configuration 30 percent lighter than comparable competitor models – and without having to accept any loss in stability?
A large number of discussions also revolved around aerodynamics and wind loads and their impact on mounting systems. Our experts were able to clearly demonstrate this using our FixGrid Pro flat roof system, which we had set up on location. They showed visitors how up to 10 percent ballast optimization can be achieved thanks to improved aerodynamics.
And when it came to that all-important word, “savings”, discussions soon turned to another solution from our roof range: the new, weight-optimized ProLine pitched roof system. The main topic raised was compatibility: are the ProLine rails compatible with the standard roof hooks and vice versa? The clear answer is yes! That’s what our new multi-adapter is for.
Virtual tour at the Schletter booth with “PV Guided Tours”
Why is our tracker as stable as a fixed installation and can withstand wind speeds of well over 200 km/h? How can the profiles in the ProLine series also be mounted on our conventional roof hooks using our multi-adapter? And what makes our FixGrid Pro flat roof system so flexible?
In an interview with the solar industry magazine “Photovoltaik”, Manuel Schwarzmaier (Sales Manager for Roof Products at the Schletter Group) and Christian Salzeder (CSO Projects at the Schletter Group) answer these questions and provide insights into product development.
Check out the video here: YouTube
Figure of the Month
… were served over the counter at our Meet&Greet event at the booth on the evening of the second day of the trade fair. An impressive number!