The most common type of solar panel installation seen in residential solar systems, the pitched roof mounting option means installing panels on non-flat (or angled) roofs.
In-roof installations allow the solar panels to be mounted as part of the roof structure, similar to a velux window.
Ground mount P.V systems are usually employed if there is no roof space or not enough area to mount a system or alternatively if you have a large ground area you want to maximise. This type of system can also be used for impact and to make people aware of the system.
Tracker systems are employed when there is a limited amount of space and you need to maximise your output. A tracker system will produce on average 45% more output than a stationary system pointing due south.
The vast majority of commercial/Industrial buildings have a huge roof area not being utilised. Solar P.V systems are an ideal solution for this underused area. By installing a P.V system you can reduce your electrical demands thus saving you money and also avail of a number of grants making the system very cost effective.
Dairy farms are the ideal situation to install solar P.V. When the farmer is milking, the renewable power supplies the machines, and while the demand is low the electricity is diverted into the hot water tank for usage during milking also. A win, win situation.
With the invention of many new roof type materials and alternative use of older ones such as copper, many new buildings have employed flat roof constructions. There are many types of solar fixings on the market to take advantage of these types of roofs. Solar photovoltaic systems can be installed on any type of roof!
Storage of excess power generated from your P.V system to be used later when needed is the ideal position for any person to be in. Battery storage systems are the answer. With modern Lithium batteries these system are now practical, affordable and available.
Excess power from P.V systems can now be diverted into your E.V charger. Once the household electrical load is satisfied by the power generated from your P.V system the excess, rather than being exported to the grid or your immersion heater is diverted to your E.V charger.