This is a crucial issue, as the plant’s solar irradiance and subsequent output are closely related to the positioning of the building.
The amount of available space has a significant effect on energy output.
More space means more panels. However, with the right support structures, even smaller spaces can be optimized to provide enough energy for a self-sustaining home.
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The presence of obstacles in close proximity to the plant can significantly affect its output, so it is always important to take into account shaded areas created by adjacent trees or buildings, or even obstacles such as antennas and parapets on the roof.
These are all elements that the Sun Ballast technical department carefully evaluates before designing a photovoltaic installation, in order to ensure maximum energy output for the plant.
But let’s look in more detail at the benefits of using the right structure for the implementation of a photovoltaic system.
Sun Ballast supports for flat roofs
Sun Ballast, a patented structure made entirely of concrete, is the ideal support for the construction of photovoltaic systems on flat roofs. Since 2012 it has become an innovative alternative to traditional systems on the market, and is now the Italian market leader in the field of ballast production for photovoltaic systems.
Our structures, divided for convenience into four types (Connect, Standard, Vela and East-West) are adaptable to solar panels of any size and type. In addition, they can be modulated according to roofing needs and surface types, including sheathing, gravel, green roofs and paving, and even for ground installations.
Each of these surfaces has different characteristics that require attention and expertise to make sure that the roof remains undamaged. Sun Ballast systems are ideal precisely because, unlike traditional systems, they do not need to be fixed to the roof by means of drilling holes. In fact, the structures have a dual function of both support and ballast for photovoltaic panels, without needing to be permanently anchored to the surface.
The supports are fitted with M8 bushings to secure the modules, and then are simply placed on the ground. This key feature greatly reduces installation time, by as much as 70 percent. This means advantages in both technical and economic terms.
Get productive, efficient results
Before proceeding with a new project, the team of designers, architects and surveyors from the Sun Ballast technical office examines the roof’s needs and characteristics, evaluating the best way to proceed. Each consultation is carried out at the quotation stage free of charge, and offers the customer the best possible solution for the installation of a photovoltaic system on a flat surface.
Features and solutions for your flat roof PV system – Sun Ballast
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