Centrosolar is to present its aerodynamic flat roof mounting system for photovoltaic modules at the Solar Power UK exhibition, which is taking place at the ICC in Birmingham from October 26 – 28. The CENIQ system, which was first unveiled back in June, enables photovoltaic systems to be installed on flat roofs with minimum weight load and without damaging the roof cladding.
A unique feature of the system is its mounting technique, as the substructure is mounted on the roof by means of a combination of ballasting and welding with the roof membrane. As part of this process, the welding absorbs the horizontal wind pressure. This significantly reduces the ballasting required, which only has to absorb the vertical wind pressure. A weight per unit area of well below 10kg per square meter can be achieved without compromising stability. If friction welding is not possible, for example, in the case of aged foils or bitumen roofs, ballasting alone can be used.
Centrosolar is exhibiting at Solar Power UK 2011 at booth A1-2. The company is also the event’s supporting sponsor. To book your tickets click here.