Compare Bauder Solar Mounting Systems

Compare Bauder solar mounting systems. These are made to efficiently generate energy on flat, green, and blue roofs. The solutions also ensure the waterproofing system underneath remains intact and without compromise.

Only Bauder-approved contractors can install Bauder products. They provide a reliable and expert service. The contractors are fully trained and certified. They endorse Solar PV companies such as PV Plus. These companies have the required technical expertise for efficient project management. They also have the organisational skills needed.

Solar Panels Flat Roof Mounting Methods

The two primary methods exist for securing a PV system to a flat roof: ballasted or mechanical.

Ballasted Solar Mounting Frame

A ballasted solar mounting frame is a structure designed to hold solar panels on flat or gently sloping roofs. These include systems such as Bauder Bio, Renusol, Van Der Valk and Esdec. This method does not require piercing the roof surface. The term “ballasted” means that the frame is secured using heavy weights. It uses ballast blocks instead of screws or other penetrating fasteners. The frame is made up of beams and supports that firmly position the solar panels. One key advantage of using ballasted solar mounting frames is their non-invasive installation process. It reduces the risk of roof leaks and preserves the roof’s integrity. This makes them suitable for various roof types. Especially those with strict waterproofing requirements. Additionally, these frames quick and easy to install compared to other mounting methods. It’s essential to consider the added weight on the roof. Ensure that the roof structure can support it. Regular maintenance is crucial. It checks for any movement in the ballast and ensures the structure remains stable. This minimises potential issues over time.

Van Der Valk Flat Roof Mount Diagram

Mechanical Fixed Solar Mounting

Mechanical methods involve penetrating the roof covering, such as using a Nicholson IFP. They fix through the roof. They can also involve welding a base plate, such as Bauder. This leaves the waterproofing system intact. A mechanically fixed solar mounting frame is a structure designed to securely fix the solar panels to a roof. This type of mounting system relies on physical connections to ensure the stability and integrity of the solar array. Mechanically fixed solar mounting frames have advantages. They include robust and durable installation. They provide a secure attachment that withstands environmental forces such as wind and snow loads. A notable disadvantage is the potential for roof penetration as some systems use mechanical fasteners like screws or bolts, thus penetrating the roof surface. This can pose a risk of water leaks and compromise the roof’s waterproofing. Careful consideration and proper sealing techniques are crucial to mitigate these risks. The installation process may be more time-consuming and complex compared to non-penetrative mounting options. Regular inspections and maintenance are essential. This will address any potential issues and ensure the continued performance of the solar array. The Bauders Flat roof solar mounting system is lighter than a ballasted system. It uses a mechanical method of fixing and doesn’t penetrate the membrane.

Bauder Flat Mounting

Bauder Green Roof Solar Panels Mounting

BauderSOLAR G LIGHT presents an integrated solar PV mounting system. It’s designed specifically for Bauder biodiverse or extensive green roofs.

In this system, the substrate and vegetation serve as the ballasted installation mechanism. They secure the array. Suitable for both new construction and retrofit projects, Biosolar allows the entire roof area to qualify as a green roof. Opting for a bio system can further enhance the BREEAM credit rating for the roof element.

Key Features:

  • No roof penetrations, as substrate and vegetation act as ballast for the PV array.
  • Maximises solar output, enabling the entire roof to qualify as a biodiverse green roof.
  • Enhances solar energy generation by preserving ambient rooftop temperatures, optimising module output by up to 5%.
  • Raised modules create space for light and moisture underneath. This fosters a variety of habitats supporting diverse plant species and small invertebrates.
  • Single point responsibility for waterproofing, green roof, and PV installation.
  • Increased space between substrate and panels reduces the risk of panel damage during green roof maintenance.
Substrate example

Bauder Flat roof solar mounting

The BauderSOLAR PV systems deliver advanced technical solutions. They optimize the mounting system design and enhance solar PV module efficiency. These systems cater to both new construction and retrofit projects.

The lightweight PV mounting system has a distinctive feature. It incorporates prefabricated Bauder membrane sleeves. These sleeves effortlessly slide over the mounting plates. The roofer then marks them out and welds them into position. They securely anchor the plates to the surface of the Bauder waterproofing system. Once this process is completed, PV Plus carries out the remainder of the solar PV installation. It locks into place effortlessly, without the need for tools or sharp fixings.

This flat roof photovoltaic mounting system is seamlessly attached to the roof. It doesn’t penetrate the waterproofing system or roof deck. It is specifically designed to be used with Bauder single-ply or bituminous membrane waterproofing solutions.

Key Features:

  • Zero-penetration installation for risk-free implementation.
  • Single-source integration for the design of waterproofing and PV.
  • Non ballasted, lightweight system
  • Suitable for a range of solar panels
BauderSolar F XL mounting system