The distinctive element of the BauderSOLAR system is in the installation of the scheme which does not require any penetration of the waterproofing or roof deck, even in a non-ballasted arrangement.
This unique installation method sets the system ahead of others and safeguards the integrity of the waterproofing and roof deck; additionally the attachment of the SOLfixx components is very stable so that even in extreme weather the entire array is secure on the roof. Any minor movement of the panels, which is generally created by wind uplift, is easily tolerated and does not affect the fixings, or waterproofing system.
Assembly of the units is carried out in two ways to suit the roof, its waterproofing system and the desired finish. The two main methods of installation are ballasting and ‘welding’ with membrane to membrane fixing techniques to either our reinforced bitumen or single ply systems. The units are lightweight delivering only 13Kg/m² and can be installed on concrete, plywood or metal profiled roof decks.
The substructure base units are designed to create a 10° angle on to which each PV module is secured; this allows for optimum energy generation per square metre across the roof area.
Tool-free assembly of the units
MEMBRANE-TO-MEMBRANE WELDING INSTALLATION METHOD
The SOLfixx Base Plates are positioned on the roof in accordance with the PV array plan.
The membrane sleeve is placed over the top ready to be welded membrane-to-membrane to the roof waterproofing.
The membrane sleeves are securely welded to the roof membrane providing a secure attachment for the substructures and PV modules.