Often when homeowners and solar installers are looking at a roof for a solar deployment a number of factors might mean that the roof is not suitable for a typical deployment of solar panels.
Some of the main reasons are:
1 Orientation: In many cases the roof could be orientated in such as way as to provide a limited amount of South facing roof.
2 Velux and Dormer bungalows: Due to the addition of windows often there is limited clear space on the South / East / West sides of the roof, which means that the design might not allow for as many panels as required to be installed.
3 Roofing material: Often the material used on the roof means that a typical roof installation is just not possible.
We often have solar installers and homeowners / businesses come to us looking for a solution to these challenges. We have developed a number of options that provide the end-user with a robust solar deployment while maximising the use of their outdoor space.
In a recent case study we installed a lean-to ground-mount system to a pre-existing wall. This is a solution we believe could work very well on urban locations with limited scope for a larger pergola type structure.
Where the space permits, we would recommend a free standing pergola / carport as this type of deployment allows the client to use the space underneath.
If you are a solar installer, looking at a complicated deployment where limited roof space could be an issue, give us a call. We design, fabricate and install bespoke ground mount systems and free standing structures, that help homeowners and solar installers harness the solar PV potential of any location.
Solar Structures Ireland
Nuálaíochtaí Miotal Teo.
Cuan Ros-a-Mhíl, Co. Galway, IRELAND
+353 – 87 6224382
+353 87 622 4382