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The importance of solar mounting for your rooftop

July 29, 2019

According to IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS), renewable energy has a major role to play in curbing global emissions. Renewable capacity additions need to grow by over 300 GW on average each year between 2018 and 2030 to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

As the solar industry continues to climb and dominate therenewables sector, even minor flaws in the installation and/or rackingcomponent selection process can result in thousands of damaged roofs and substantialrepair costs.

When purchasing and installing a solar mounting system, it's inevitable to understand that a mounting system is a very important part of the install. A solar mounting system is extremely important as it's how a PV system is able to connect to your rooftop. Solar mounting systems have to hold the system to the roof for a long period. The systems design needs to be able to withstand wind loads as well as extreme heat or cold. The mounting system attaches to a central point in the roof structure so the solar panel weight can transfer to the structure of the building and everything can be anchored down for safety.

The main issues for racking systems are whether attaching the panels to the roof will cause leaks through the roof penetration. Secondly, another reason is if the racking system is strong enough to withstand the weight of the solar panels. Also, high winds are another factor to consider, as the extra weight added to the panels can cause stress to the mounting systems. Lastly, it’s important for solar installers to spend a large portion of their installation time to ensure the racking systems are measured accurately and installed correctly.

For a solar PV installation, each roof requires a distinctapproach, in which case the mounting system will be unique to your roof.

At KB Racking, our team will work with you to determine the right solar mounting solution for your rooftop. We pride ourselves in providing custom solutions. Our team will work closely to provide a smooth and seamless experience throughout the entire project cycle. Demos are conducted for proper installations and full project management support is provided to each of our clients. Click here to view our mounting solutions.