A thorough roof evaluation is an important step in determining the most appropriate PV system size to install in the defined space as well as determining the best module layout configuration, and most suitable mounting hardware for the installation. Most commercial spaces and buildings are now designed as such that Solar PV system integration is quite simple with few, if any modifications needed.
Symtech Solar offers a variety of different commercial roof mounting system options including direct connection to the roof surface, ballasted (zero roof penetration), and elevated surface designed to cover over HVAC and other roof mounted equipment. Large standing seam metal rooftops, oriented solar south (within the northern hemisphere), provide the most simplified and cost effective installation base, allowing for a very quick and easy installation of the mounting hardware. This streamlined design includes a penetration free approach, creating more immediate system stability as well as improved lifespan of the roof material.
Completed rooftop Solar PV installations can serve as a protection to your existing roof and will thus extend the lifetime substantially if the necessary repairs and maintenance has been performed. Please ensure a certified Symtech Solar installer is enlisted during the evaluation process.
Although solar modules generally have a 25-year warranty, most quality components have a service lifetime of up to 40 years. This long-life performance, paired with practically no maintenance requirements, makes Solar PV technology an ideal energy-generating alternative for commercial businesses and buildings.