Flat roof manufacturer Bauder launches Solar PV Design Guide

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is currently the most popular renewable energy in the UK and its deployment is rising rapidly across the globe, particularly because climate change and resource scarcity are on the agenda of every government and major corporation worldwide.

Despite recent UK Government policy changes, the number of large, flat roof installations should still rise as local authorities and businesses look to reduce their carbon footprint and gain energy security for the future.

All too often within the construction industry, photovoltaic specifications focus on energy efficiencies and outputs of the solar panels, omitting to give the same focus to ensuring the rooftop array is installed with methods that have as little impact on the building and its waterproofing as possible and that the array works to its maximum potential for its entire lifespan rather than just becoming a ‘tick box’ exercise to achieve sustainability credits.

To help combat this issue flat roof manufacturer Bauder has launched a new design guide aimed at designers considering the inclusion of a PV array on new build flat roof construction projects, which outlines the key elements to be mindful of to ensure your design is sustainable, protects the building and meets lifespan expectations.

Download your design guide now.