From the supply of electricity to heating or the production of hot water for sanitary purposes: in practice, more and more companies are opting for partial or total self-production and energy self-sufficiency. Solar energy, naturally unlimited and 100% clean, is ideal for producing electricity and heat.
Get to know industrial roofs well
To carry out a photovoltaic installation on the flat roof of an industrial roof, some structural elements must always be taken into account. That is where companies like Sun Ballastwhich manufactures support structures for photovoltaic panels, because the study of the different types of surfaces is key.
The roofs of industrial roofs, in most cases, have common characteristics. Is about medium to large surfaces, with few obstacles located in some areas of the ceiling and that, in most cases, have some type of coating. A solution that is usually used on industrial roofs because it guarantees insulation against water infiltration and also prevents other damage caused by atmospheric events.
These are constructions that, in addition, are usually made with prefabricated structures, with beams, cement pillars and side panels. Structures other than those used in dwellings. The industrial type, in fact, require maintaining a minimum or, in any case, limited weight on the deck.
Connect System, the ideal solution
Before mounting a photovoltaic installation on this type of roof, it is necessary to have a clear idea of all the characteristics. To do this, Sun Ballast’s technical office performs size and feasibility calculations before proceeding to select the best possible structure. Among the many solutions that it can offer, the Connect System is the one that is perfectly suited for carrying out a photovoltaic installation on an industrial roof.
The Connect system, one of Sun Ballast’s leading products, offers great resistance to wind (calculated through the corresponding wind tunnel tests) and, at the same time, avoids excessive load on the roof thanks to a homogeneous distribution of weight. Advantages derived, above all, from its joint structure, where all the supports are linked together to create a single, solid framework of panels.
In addition, the Connect System, like all the other structures in the Sun Ballast range, does not require anchoring to the roof, which allows the waterproofing properties of the coating to remain unchanged.