Retrofitting PV

Retrofitting photovoltaic panels creates a solar roof that produces electricity for the building’s use, and brings all the benefits of low maintenance renewable energy generation to your project.

The primary consideration is to the additional weight loading and wind uplift factors that the PV array will impose and the capacity of the building’s structure to support the new provision.

BauderSOLAR F PV system

The most lightweight system available in the market (9-12.5Kg/m2), making it highly suitable for retrofit applications - where weight loadings are often a deciding factor on whether adding PV to an existing building is feasible. The integrity of the current roof covering is also completely upheld during the installation, as the Bauder system is installed using a unique penetration-free fixing method. Moreover, the low-profile modules are set at a 12° angle, ensuring they are unobtrusive and making it easier to overcome planning issues.

A very real challenge...

A common problem across the industry is that photovoltaic systems are often installed on roofs that have an old waterproofing membrane or thermal insulation that does not comply with the latest energy saving regulations. In overall energy terms, such a combination does not work: on the one hand, energy is gained through the photovoltaic system, while on the other hand the potential energy saving is cancelled out by the lack of proper thermal insulation.
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