Girl power pulses through Southern Appalachian Girl Scouts Council Camp Tanasi on Norris Lake in East Tennessee. And with the help of Zilla products, solar power also helps power the camp. Understanding the importance and power of nature and natural energy, the Girl Scouts appreciate and cherish their time in the wilds of camp. With the help from non-profit Black Bear Solar Institute, they are now able to harness the power of the sun to power their new Polaris all-electric ATV.
Bob Harris of the Black Bear Solar Institute was familiar with Zilla as being “the best on the market for handling long spans”. For this installation on a 45-degree, metal roof, he decided that his best and safest bet was with Zilla. Zilla products include 2 Rac Pacs and 8 MiniAdjustable Standoffs to accommodate a 4 module installation. It would be a daunting task for Bob and his team, but Zilla helped to make the installation as efficient as possible.
“On this building, all that’s holding up that 45-degree roof over the camp dining hall are big glulam beams spaced 10 feet on center. We lagged into those beams and put another of your adjustable standoffs at the mid-span lagged into the 2x6 decking. I spent the afternoon climbing around on the rails doing the wiring and they are absolutely solid. Plus, we only had six penetrations into the metal roof. Couldn’t have wished for anything better!” says Harris.
“Everything from Zilla worked perfectly, and was easy to get assembled and attached to the roof by myself. I don't know of any racking product other than Zilla that could have handled this one,” adds Harris.
Starting small, Camp Tanasi is over the moon (or sun!) with their brand new solar panels. Their plan is to fill the roof [with panels] for their electrical needs once they receive more sponsors. To learn more about Camp Tanasi and the Girl Scouts of South Appalachian, click here.
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Checkout this video from SPI 2013, as Zilla's very own Becca Penland illustrates the ease of installing a Phantom rail-less system.
Team Zilla had a wonderful time sharing their amazing lineup of racking systems with solar experts from all over the globe. Making loads of connections and having a ton of fun doing so, Team Zilla left the SPI playing field as victors.
Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s premier business-to-business event for solar energy professionals. More than 15,000 solar energy professional from over 75 countries attend the 4-day conference that was jammed packed with 700+ manufacturers, service providers, and vendors. This global event brings together solar industry thought leaders and drives buying decisions. Zilla is already looking forward to next year’s event taking place in Las Vegas.
Another successful (and fun) trade show in the books! Right in our backyard, Team Zilla® had a great time meeting current and potential customers face-to-face at COSEIA’s Solar Power Colorado.
We quickly found that the Zilla booth was a key destination for many COSEIA guests. We talked to many individuals that were interested in our new products and were chomping at the bit for more information. Fan favorite products included the NEW Zilla Zip Flashing, NEW PVC Electrical Flashing and the consistent MVP, the Phantom™
We had our designer, Jason, on hand to tackle the technical questions and our super star sales machine, Becca, to handle the rest. This tag team approach ensured that we conveyed to our guests how truly simple Zilla products are!
Many of these attendees were impressed that our Rac Pacs™ were used in NGE™’s Sun Bandit® and PV Solution kits. With our partner NGE also at Solar Power Colorado, we were able to share the solar power love.
If you couldn’t make it to Solar Power Colorado, be sure to check out our NEW store to stay up to date with all the new Zilla products.
Zilla® Rails are designed for strength and intuitive and versatile use. Our rails provide the ultimate racking solution for any application of any size or scale. When used in conjunction with Zilla attachment and connection products, our rails produce the strongest, most cost effective solutions in the market. Find out which of our top-of-the-line rails are perfect for your project.
The Rac Pac features everything you need for mounting 2 modules to rails. Each Rac Pac includes a set of two 83” Quad Combo rails, four Top Clips, four End Clips, four Splice Bar kits and necessary hardware. Add four Flashings and L-feet of standoffs for a complete solar racking system providing 4’ spacing.
The Rac Pac easily mounts 2 PV modules that can be installedvertically or horizontally. Ideal for pitched or flat roof and ground mount applications.
Patent US D617,174 Patent Canadian 133,976
Don’t let the lightweight Rac 2.0 deceive you. This patented rail offers incredible strength and has a wide range of applications.
The strong, lightweight and versatile Quad Combo is ideal for flush mount installations. It is a versatile product that can be installed either vertically or horizontally, to best fit your rooftop.
Patent US D639,143, Canadian 137,479
Ideal for lighter weight loads, the Zilla Dual Grip is well suited for flush mount installations. The Dual Grip is acceptable for a wide variety of applications on dual sides.
Patent US D636,656, Canadian 138,077, European 001153548-0002
The Zilla Grip rail is best for lightweight loads. This versatile product is used to create our Cobra flat roof ballast system and can be used for many other custom applications as well.
This strong, versatile, easy to work with rail requires no welding. The octagonal shape of the NEX 2.0 offers a resistance to force from all directions. It also allows for individualized knockout options, solid rail applications and larger spans with minimal roof penetrations.
Combining two of our best selling solar racking and mounting solutions, Zilla is excited to announce the launch of the Zilla Rac Pac with Double Stud XL Assembly. Two products that you love, combined in one easy to order and install solar solution.
Built specifically for pitched composition shingle roofs, the Zilla® Rac Pac with Double Stud XL Assembly contains everything a solar installation professional needs for this type of installation, saving time and money with the ability to attach to sheathing or structure, providing waterproof protection without compromising the integrity of the structure.
Designed for maximum economy and efficiency, the Rac Pac includes all the essential racking hardware required for a solar installation. Each Rac Pac includes a set of two 83” Quad Combo rails, four Top Clips, four End Clips, four Splice Bar kits and necessary hardware. Add four Double Stud XL Flashings, L-feet or standoffs for a complete solar racking system providing 4’ spacing.
The Rac Pac easily mounts 2 PV modules that can be installed vertically or horizontally. You can combine multiple Rac Pac’s to meet the needs of any size solar array. The Rac Pac is ideal for pitched roof installations.
Built on the strength and durability of the Double StudFlashing, the Double Stud XL Flashing features as lightly larger profile and multiple attachment points that allows for a quick and more flexible installation into structural supports or directly into sheathing. This innovative Zilla engineering advance gives those in the field a speedy and efficient flashing option for any desired installation arrangement.
The low profile patented design features a metal-to-metal compression zone the creates a complete water-tight seal while ensuring the integrity of the structure. The Zilla Double Stud XL flashing is compatible with any Zilla flush mount system or any solar mounting system of your choice.
“The Zilla® Rac Pac is already the go-to solution for solar professionals who want a quick, safe and strong solution for their installation needs,” Zilla Corporation CTO, Dave Kreutzman said. “The addition of our Double Stud XL flashings brings added versatility and greater opportunity for time and cost savings to those installations as well.”
Each Zilla® Rac Pac with Double Stud XL Assembly accommodates two 60 or 72 cell modules that can be combined to create any size array. This new system can be purchased online now at the Zilla® store, with larger orders able to be accommodated by working with your Zilla® sales representative.
It’s time to get flashed. Designed by installers for installers, Zilla’s premier flashings ensure secure rooftop attachment, watertight protection and durable strength. Find out which of our best-in-class flashing fits your flashing needs.
US Pat. 8,448,405
Zilla® Double Stud Flashing Assembly is the strongest watertight flashing on the market today for composition/asphalt shingle roofs, providing industry professionals with flexibility and dependability in the field.
The unique design of the Zilla® Base Plate has a laboratory tested withdrawal strength of 5,240 lbs. The simple two-point or four-point installation of the Double Stud Flashing is compatible with a variety of mounting components and universal attachments for both PV and thermal installations.
The Zilla Zip flashing offers the closest flush mount possible. Aesthetically pleasing and low profile, the Zip Flashing is also simple, fast and reliable. It requires minimal parts and tools, which allows for installation in less than a minute. Strong and durable, the Zip Flashing is designed to outlast the components you place upon it, all while providing a watertight seal.
US Pat. 8,479,455
Zilla® Electrical Flashing Assembly is unlike any Flashing on the market. No more ugly, leaky rubber boots or messy caulking! Quick, simple, secure: the Zilla® Electrical Flashing Assembly allows you to run electrical through the roof or walls with out the fear of leaking.
US Pat. 8,479,455.
Zilla® PVC Electrical Flashing Assembly is a fully flashed, waterproof method of mounting standard electrical components, quickly, easily, and inexpensively. With an adapter made of PVC, the PVC Electrical Flashing features a patented sealing technology that protects from water intrusion and prevents leaking. It is ideal for use with shingles or siding, but is also available for metal roofs.
The Zilla Thermal Flashing allows you to run thermal through the roof leak-free and with no exposed rubber or caulk. It features a watertight seal, ability to mount flush with the roof or a wall. The Zilla®Thermal Flashing allows thermal expansion while at the same time sealing out elements.
Are you ready to get "flashed"? Find your favorite Zilla flashing assembly and other innovative products in our online store.
The summer solar season is in full swing and we know it is important for you to maximize you installations while the weather is good. Finish your summer strong with Zilla flashings. Our flashings are faster, safer and stronger. And for a limited time, cheaper! Zilla is offering FREE SHIPPING on select flashings when you purchase online at the Zilla Store.
Zilla Flashings are some of the most innovative solar installation products in the industry. Our flashings ensure secure rooftop attachment, watertight protection and durable strength, while being easy to install, easy to transport and easy to order! So what are you waiting for? Fulfill all of your flashing needs today.
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Double Stud Flashing
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Double Stud Flashing
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Double Stud XL Flashing
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PVC Electrical Flashing
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