11 September 2012

German Racking Supplier K2 Systems Launches U.S. Division, Everest Racking Systems

Oceanside, Calif., 11 September 2012 (PRNewswire) - K2 Systems, one of the leading mounting systems manufacturers in Europe has announced the launch of its US division, Everest Solar Systems. K2 Systems is active in all major market segments, residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar, with a track record of more than 2.5GW of installations in all major European markets. The company will serve the same segments in the US. 

To fuel the company's growth in the US market, Everest Solar Systems is introducing 4 products for the residential and commercial solar market. The products will significantly reduce the cost per watt of solar systems, leading to an expansion of the solar market overall. 

Andy Neshat, the company's Director of Sales commented, "We are diligently working to adapt our most innovative products form our European product line to meet the US structural and electrical building codes to make it easy for our partners to design, permit and install. For example, our unique, low ballast, D-Dome system for commercial flat roof installations significantly increases the energy yield of a solar installation on a given roof space by allowing many more modules to be installed, and at the same time, reducing the overall cost per Watt of the system." 

The company's CEO, Boris Mathiszik, added, "The D-Dome is a compelling product because of its ultra-low component count which minimizes installation and design time. But we propagate this design simplicity throughout our entire product line. For instance, we are able to support 4 different products, for residential roof tops, for corrugated metal roofs, and for two configurations of our commercial flat roof designs, and all these solutions are supported with only 40 different part numbers. The simplicity and modularity of our designs really reduce installation and training time, as well as logistics costs." 

The company is occupying a 24,000 square foot facility in the Ocean Ranch business park in Oceanside, CA, and will start shipping from the new facility in September. 

Everest Solar Systems is a member of K2 Systems International Group, one of Europe's market leaders in mounting systems, with more than 2.5GW installed. The group has developed a portfolio of industry-leading technologies and mounting solutions for residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar deployments. 

The mission of Everest Solar Systems is to bring the group's well designed, easy to install solar mounting systems to the US and to enable system integrators to drive down the cost of solar energy. US headquarters are located in Oceanside, California. 

Source: Everest Solar Systems (PRNewswire)