Biosolar photovoltaic mounting system
BauderSOLAR G LIGHT is an integrated solar PV mounting system specifically for Bauder biodiverse or extensive green roofs.
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Our Biosolar system is an integrated solution for mounting photovoltaic renewable energy on a green roof or a blue roof where the substrate and vegetation provide the ballasted installation mechanism to secure the array. The system is suitable for both new build construction and retrofit projects. This system allows for the entire roof area to qualify as a green roof, and if a biodiversity vegetation finish is elected for, this can further enhance the BREEAM credit rating for the roof element.
■ No roof penetrations as substrate and vegetation ballast the PV array.
■ Maximizes solar output and allows entire roof to qualify as biodiverse green roof.
■ Maximizes solar energy generation as green roof preserves ambient rooftop temperatures, keeping the modules at optimal output. The cooling effect increases panel output by up to 5%.
■ Raised modules allow light and moisture under the panels and the creation of a variety of habitats supporting a greater range of plant species and small invertebrates.
■ Single point responsibility for the waterproofing, green roof and PV installation.
■ Increased module space between substrate and panels reduce risk of panel damage during green roof maintenance.
■ Where a green roof and solar are required BioSolar allows the whole roof area to be vegetated as well as maximizing PV output.
■ Allows easy maintenance beneath front end of modules where vegetation is likely to be strongest and cause shading.
■ The Flora 3 seed mix is specifically designed to work beneath the PV modules.
■ A cost-effective solution when comparing against mechanically fixed installations.
■ No additional ballast needed.
|1||BauderSOLAR DSE 40
|Modified DSE40 drainage board installed above base rails to ballast the mounting system||1040 x 2030|
|2||BauderSOLAR BS-4 or BauderSOLAR BS-2
|Powder coated steel base rail installed on protection layer and beneath DSE40 Anchor board||3994 (BS-4) or 1994 (BS-2) x 36 x 72|
Module carrier rail
|Powder coated steel profile rail to support framed solar modules||4700 x 61.9 x 47.5|
|4||BauderSOLAR VT 745 BauderSOLAR VT 545
|Pre-assembled V-shaped module carrier rail support manufactured from powder coated steel||L 745 x 399 x 54 S 545 x 343 x 54|
|Support rail to add rigidity to mounting system—Powder coated steel||1245 x 30 x 15|
|6 & 7||BauderSOLAR MKL (mid) or BauderSOLAR EKL (End)||Mid and end pre-assembled module clamps||n/a|
|8||Module rail end cap||Polypropylene end cap to protect module mounting rail ends||n/a|
|9||Solar module||Framed crystalline solar photovoltaic module||Variable|
|Total system weight kg/m²||176kg/m²|
|In-depth and up-to-date product specific technical data is available for each element within a system.
Download from our website bauder.co.uk/technical-centre
Recommended planting mix: BauderGREEN Flora Seed Mixes
Approvals, certification and guarantees
■ System has NHBC approval.
■ Guaranteed system.
■ Meets all relevant EU standards.
■ Entire roof qualifies as biodiverse green roof.
■ Uses 100% recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) base board.
■ Enhances biodiversity of green roof.
■ Renewable energy generation.
Installation and maintenance
The quality and experience of the installing operative is paramount to ensuring a successful project. Bauder Approved Contractors are the only people fully trained and certified to install our products. They provide the necessary experience that our exceptional guarantee demands.
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Contact us today about your project
Each project is unique in its requirements, but we have case studies and examples of our work available for you to look at. If you are looking for a biosolar roof system, then get in touch with our team to discuss your project’s individual needs.
- How heavy is it?
- What planting can BioSolar be used with?
- Why are the modules at a 10° pitch?
- Why is an East/West layout preferable?
- Can the mounting system be used with other panels?
- What roof pitch can the system be installed at?
- Can the system be installed on a competitors green roof?
- What green roof systems can BioSolar be installed on?
- Is Bauder BioSolar MCS (Micro-generation certification scheme) approved?
- What happens if someone installs a standard, ballasted mounting system on our green roof?