Solar Energy Systems Come In A
Variety Of Installation Types
Flat Roof Solar Panel Installation
A flat roof installation is the easiest way to go solar on your building. It offers flexibility for orienting and tilting the solar panels for ideal solar collection. This installation type is more common on commercial installations and is perhaps one of the least complicated. These are the three most typical mounting options in flat roof installations:
Some solar systems use weights (called ballasts) to hold the solar array to the roof instead of bolting it down. Ballasted systems are often preferable because they do not penetrate the roof, but only work for large system in low-wind zones.
Traditional rooftop systems are mounted to the posts secured in the roof beams. Special roof leak protection is added to each penetration to stop leaks. These attached systems work for any size, and hold tight even in windy areas.
Often referred to as a minimally attached system, the hybrid mount uses some structural attachments combined with typical ballasted design. This results in minimal roofing penetrations but a little more security where needed.
Pitched Roof Solar Panel Installation
Perhaps the most common type of solar panel installation seen in residential solar systems, the pitched roof mounting option means installing panels on non-flat (or angled) roofs. Due to the angle and complexity of solar equipment used to keep solar panels in place on a pitched surface like a residential roof, makes this type of installation the most difficult.
Ground Mount Solar Panel Installation:
Some buildings are not well-suited to solar installations because of location, size, or orientation. In these cases, where surface area permits, a ground-mounted system is an option. The installation for these types of systems involves a wedge structure made of steel that anchors the solar panels to a concrete foundation.
How Greenzu Installs its Solar Systems
Greenzu’s preferred method of installation is the hybrid. Not only is this a sturdy, highly reliable system, it results in minimal penetration of your roofing and provides portability when needed – for roofing repairs and other situations where the solar system would require relocation. Greenzu will work with you to select the most appropriate installation type for your roof to ensure maximum clean energy capacity with minimal disruption of your day to day business.