Flat roof manufacturer Bauder has launched a new design guide aimed at designers considering the inclusion of a PV array on new build flat roof construction projects. The guide outlines the key elements to be mindful of to ensure your design is sustainable, protects the building and meets lifespan expectations.
All too often within the construction industry, photovoltaic specifications focus on energy efficiencies and outputs of the solar panels, omitting to give the same focus to ensuring the rooftop array is installed with methods that have as little impact on the building and its waterproofing as possible and that the array works to its maximum potential for its entire lifespan rather than just becoming a ‘tick box’ exercise to achieve sustainability credits.
The guide has been launched to help combat this issue.
The guide for PV considerations for new build flat roofs is available here
The guide for PV considerations for retrofit flat roofs is available here