Solar Installation Assessments

Are you considering a roof mounted solar array system?

Are you aware of the risks associated with roof mounted solar array systems?

Are you aware of how to maximise your return on investment and minimise the risk of damage to the structural integrity of the building?

Are you aware of the risks associated with roof mounted solar array systems and their impact on your building and finances if critical factors are not taken into account? Being aware of these critical factors will help to maximise your return on investment and minimise the risk of damage to the structural integrity of the building.

Potential problems arise because each roof mounted solar installation is unique, due to the local wind conditions and the construction and condition of the existing building structure. When these conditions are not taken into account, there is high potential for compromising the efficiency of the solar array system and the structural integrity of the building. There are four critical factors that need to be considered before installing a roof mounted solar system in order to minimise these risks.

If these factors are not considered and a thorough engineering assessment is not carried out, you could be affected in two ways. Firstly, not considering the effects of the local wind conditions could lead to fewer solar panels being installed and thus reducing the power generation. Secondly, by not considering the capability of the building’s roof structure too many solar panels may be installed which could impact the structural integrity of the building.

Unless you have a Solar Installation Assessment completed you run a higher risk that the solar installation will not provide the maximum power generation possible or suffer detrimental effects to you building over time. You may also be at risk legally if your installation does not comply with local building code regulations.

Potential problems arise because each roof mounted solar installation is unique

There are four critical factors that need to be considered before installing a roof mounted solar system in order to minimise these risks.

  • Wind Region & Terrain Category

  • Building type, use & location

  • Specific Array Installation Factors

  • Roof Structure

The Solar Installation Assessment gathers installation specific information about the site location, roof structure and proposed solar panel layout. A specialist engineer will then determine the optimal panel layout suited to that building and provide a Solar Array Installation Engineering Certificate specifying how and where the solar panels should be installed.

Receive our Free Report - How to achieve optimal results from your solar array installation

Provide your contact details below and we will call you back and send you a copy of our research report to learn how to achieve optimal results from your solar array installation. As a bonus, we will also send you a copy of the presentation, “Defining the Wind Zone for Commercial Solar Systems”, we delivered at the All Energy 2016 Conference.

Rob PhayerSolar Installation Assessment