SolarPodTM Crown, US patent # 8,826,608 & 9,257,937, is UL 2703 Listed and Class A Fire rated. It is a HOLE-LESS sloped roof solar system.
SolarPodTM Crown is a revolutionary new product designed for gable roofs without the need for roof penetrations. With SolarPodTM Crown, you simply place a smartly designed panel assembly on the roof and before you know it, you are streaming clean, green energy! It never compromises the integrity of your roof strength by eliminating the need for penetrations through its elegant design components.
The versatility of SolarPodTM Crown enables installation in many roofing materials with minimal or no invasion on roof structures. SolarPodTM Crown has been installed in the following roof materials: Shingle, Wood Shake, Metal, Tile, and Corrugated Metal.
It uses standardized rails that have been used in electrical work for decades which guarantees you the best reliability. The standard rails are available in any local hardware store or you can purchase in bulk at lower cost. The needed brackets are easy to ship and can all fit in a box. . By using simple components and avoiding unwanted holes on the roof, our elegant design ensures the optimal cost.
Our engineering is complete with UL Listing and Wind Tunnel testing. Besides we ensure our listing does not violate or compromise our sub-components UL Listing.
If you asked your customer whether he wishes to have a solar system with roof holes (attachments) or without holes (SolarPod Crown)? What would you expect the answer?
“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. ” ― Simone Weil
“I started with a 1 kW Solar Pod Crown system. I needed a new roof and it was very easy to replace the roof with the no roof penetration system. With the 2 man roofing crew helping me I was able to remove the solar system in only 20 minutes. I expanded the system to 2 kW after the roof was finished. A very quick and easy process to add some more unistruts. This is the best type of mounting system for a Girard stone coated metal roof, as you cannot use roof penetrations with this roofing system.” — Bruce, Sunnyvale CA
SolarPodTM Crown in City of Fountain Valley, Los Angeles, CA
SolarPodTM Crown in City of San Luis Obispo, CA
SolarPodTM Crown Cost:
Each roof is different in size, shape and roof material. Hence SolarPodTM Crown is designed to fit your roof using a simple process.
Full (Grid Tied) System:
Specific region (CA & Upper Midwest) including installation:
Southern California (south of Bakersfield), Central California, North Carolina, Minnesota and western Wisconsin, turnkey installed price of $2.50 to $3.25 per Watt.
All Other regions (installation to be done by local qualified personnel):
SolarPodTM Crown at $1.75 to $2.25 per Watt. This will include design, PE stamp for permit application, solar panels, inverter and racking. It will not include installation and on-site hardware.
Standalone SolarPodTM Crown (Off Grid) System:
4kW Solar +
4kW Pure Sine Wave Inverter (120/240VAC Output) +
10 kWh AGM Sealed Batteries +
Charge Controller and
No roof penetration SolarPodTM Crown racking
All above for $15,250.00. Includes shipping to the lower 48 US States. Want to go off grid without any net metering or contract hassles, this is the best and cost effective way.
You can also use this Off Grid system to tie into the Grid to sell excess power.
Advantages of a SolarPodTM Crown Standalone:
No roof holes. Easiest installation.
Can be 7/24 power if you have sufficient solar energy and storage (batteries).
Modular construction. Allows for you to double or triple the system size (4kW, 8kW, 12 kW and so on with increments of 4kW).
Can sell excess power to Grid if you want.
Can use a standby (diesel or gas) generator to charge batteries in case of extended no sun periods.
System is electrically prefabricated, hence has minimal effort on-site installation.
Cost per Watt is ≤ $4/W. The first 4kW is at $4/W, then it reduces after that.
You do not need utility company permission if you are not going to use the Grid.
You can watch a time lapse installation video of a SolarPodTM Crown system below. This is an owner installation using SolarPodTM Crown patented design and installation instructions.
SolarPodTM Crown Energy Generation Performance
We investigated the energy performance of SolarPodTM Crown and compared it to Open Air systems. We wanted to understand and provide customers our findings on the energy generation and environmental conditions for the SolarPodTM Crown.
The findings showed the energy generation between the two systems to be identical. It also showed in the worst case temperature conditions and no wind in the hottest regions of the US (Phoenix AZ) in summer, the temperature increase in the back sheet is 5 C.
Category II - All buildings except categories I, III & IV
Wind Speed less than or equal to 130 mph. We can design for >130 mph but will require a few penetrations.
Minimum of 2 kW or 8 solar panels or 160 sq. ft of roof space.
Standoff height is 1.625.
Weight (dead load) is 4 to 4.5 lbs per sq. ft.
Weight is evenly distributed.
No roof penetrations.
Installs on all roof materials.
Underlying roof structure must be strong enough to take up to 5 lbs per sq. ft of dead load. Recommended roof structures should have rafters be not larger than 24 apart. Roof structure evaluation is not part of the solar structure design.
SolarPodTM Crown WarrantyAll manufactured items AND PRODUCTS provided OR installed as is. The implied warranties of merchantability, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE excluded. There are no warranties that extend beyond the description of the face hereof. Company guarantees its workmanship against defects for 90 days from the date of sale to Customer (or Dealer), and will remedy problems created by Company workmanship at no further charge to Customer (or Dealer).
In the event that a manufacturers system component should be discovered defective and require replacement or repair, Company will arrange for the manufacturer to honor their warranty on the defective component part. In the event of any defect in workmanship, covered by the 90 day workmanship warranty provided herein by Company to Customer (or Dealer), Company or its authorized agent shall be entitled to correct the faults at its own cost and expense. Company Products are sold subject only to the applicable component manufacturer standard printed warranty in effect at the time of sale and such warranty shall supersede and be in lieu of all other warranties express or implied. Dealer is not authorized to assume, on Company's behalf, any liabilities in connection with Dealer's sale of Product other than as set forth in such Company standard written warranty statement.
Dealer shall indemnify and hold Company harmless with respect to any Dealer representation beyond those in such Company warranty. Mouli Engineering warrants its SolarPodTM Crown to be free of defects in workmanship, but makes no warranty as to the installation, site safety, appearance or color. Since methods of installation and on-site conditions are beyond our control and can affect performance, Mouli Engineering makes no other warranty, expressed or implied. Mouli Engineerings sole obligation shall be, at its option, to replace or refund the purchase of the SolarPodTM Crown proven to be defective on workmanship and Mouli Engineering shall not be liable for any loss or damage.This Warranty shall be VOID if installation of the product is not performed in accordance with Mouli Engineerings written installation manual, or if the Product has been modified, repaired, or reworked in a manner not previously authorized by Mouli Engineering in writing, or if the Product is installed in an environment for which it was not designed. Mouli Engineering shall not be liable for consequential, contingent or incidental damages arising out of the use of the Product by Purchaser under any circumstances.