Bauder BioSOLAR

Bauder BioSOLAR is an integrated mounting solution for photovoltaic renewable energy with a green roof where the substrate and vegetation provide the ballasted installation mechanism, which removes the need for penetrating the waterproofing to secure the mounting units to the roof.

A key element of the BioSOLAR system is that the front edge of the PV panel is set at around 300mm above the level of the substrate, which allows liberal growing room for the extensive vegetation without blocking light to the polycrystalline solar cells that would otherwise reduce the efficiency of the panels. This height setting also enables light and moisture to reach beneath the panel to support the plants below.

  • Key features
      Allows entire roof to qualify as biodiverse green roof
      No roof penetrations as green roof substrate acts as ballast
      Front edge of panel set at around 300mm above the substrate
      Green roof can cool down the temperature of the PV panel
      System can be retrofitted on many roofs
  • Benefits
      Shaded and sheltered areas attract broader range of wildlife
      Waterproofing guarantee remains uncompromised
      Raised modules allow light and moisture to access vegetation
      Cooling effect increases panel output by up to 5%
      Allows for energy generation on areas that was previously not possible
  • Approvals, certification and guarantee
      Guaranteed system
      Meets all relevant EU standards
  • Environmental credentials
      Entire roof qualifies as biodiverse green roof
      Uses 100% recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) base board
      Enhances biodiversity of green roof
  • 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.

The construction and development of buildings in today’s market is calling for rooftop solutions that include a duality of technologies for environmental advantage; a biodiverse green roof coupled with ecological and SuDS enhancement and a solar photovoltaic array. Bauder embraces this cohesive stance with our BioSOLAR solution designed to meet planning and BREEAM requirements.