To make this beautiful and unusual project a reality, the Sun Ballast technical office developed a solution focussed on the customer’s production needs and the structural features of the roof surface, zeroing in on an ideal custom solution.
Due to the different types of roof surfaces and their different space needs, the decision was made to use two different types of Sun Ballast support structures.
The larger part of the plant was fitted with supports from the Sun Ballast Connect system, a model that strikes an excellent balance between good wind resistance and light weight on the roof. Its unique structure, consisting of three concrete ballasts, allows the photovoltaic panels to be arranged in a lattice pattern. When connected to each other, the panels are extremely stable and distribute their weight evenly across the roof surface, without stressing any spots more than others.
For the smaller section of the roof, there was a clear need to install a system that would allow as many modules as possible to fit, which is why the Sun Ballast Vela system was chosen.
Among the key features of this system is its ability to maximally optimise space, occupying all available surface area without leaving any spots unused or unproductive.
Our technical office was instrumental in conducting sizing calculations, analysing the roofing type, and subsequently selecting the Sun Ballast structure capable of best meeting the building requirements expressed by the client.
The skill and professionalism of two companies that have worked in the photovoltaic sector for years led to the installation of approximately 400 photovoltaic modules, secured to the surface with about 900 Connect ballasts at an inclination of 10° and 200 Vela ballasts at an inclination of 5°.
All of this has made it possible to achieve a productive capacity of 358 kWp. Great work, everybody!