That’s because our photovoltaic ballasts, with no need to be fixed, get a head start on any surface.
“Wherever you put him, there he stays.” In Italy, that’s a saying we have to describe someone who adapts to any situation and never creates problems. Moving from humans to ballasts, the expression is perfect to describe the versatility of Sun Ballast products.
But let’s start at the beginning.
Before installing a photovoltaic system on a flat roof, it is important to evaluate the surface: each type of roof has very precise characteristics that can be exploited to improve the final performance of the system.
And this is where Sun Ballast stands out. Our solar panel mounts do not need to be fixed to the roof on which they are positioned, making them particularly suitable for installation not only on classic concrete roofs, but also on other types of surfaces.
Installing a photovoltaic system on a green roof
It is a common misconception that photovoltaic panels cause damage to plants on a green roof: it is believed that the shadows produced by the panels are a problem for the growth and good health of plants.
That is not true.
The panels in fact not only protect the plants from the direct rays of the sun on hot summer days, but also act as a barrier in the event of potentially harmful atmospheric events.
One of the most important advantages is the performance of the panels. Several studies have shown that the combination of solar panels on a green roof significantly increases panel productivity. The increase in productivity is due to the ability of green roofs to keep the cover temperature lower, the most suitable for the energy production of panels.
Even on this surface, however, choosing Sun Ballast makes the difference.
PROBLEM: green roof installations can be complicated; many systems need the ground to be perfectly level before proceeding with the installation.
SOLUTION: Sun Ballast structures can make the system extremely stable even on slightly uneven ground.
Photovoltaic system on Gravel
Gravel is a great way to protect the cover from UV rays and also from water infiltration, so it is present on many of the buildings in our cities.
PROBLEM: the gravel could reduce the efficiency and speed of the solar panels.
SOLUTION: what is true for the majority is not true for Sun Ballast structures.
Our support weights allow you to choose between two different installation methods:
– The first requires the gravel to be moved so that the structures can be positioned, and the gravel then re-laid. This method, while certainly slower than the following option, allows for increased stability of the solar panel structure.
– With the second method instead, the system is installed directly on the gravel, so the work is easier and faster and does not affect the stability of the entire system.
The choice of whether to use the first or second method obviously depends on the needs of the customer and installation.