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Commercial Applications:


Flat Rooftop

Considerations for "Flat-Roof" buildings

The flat rooftop of a commercial building may seem like an excellent place to install photovoltaic (PV) panels, but business and property owners must take many aspects into considerations before undertaking such a project.

 
Considerations
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1.      Efficient Use of Available Space: The system designer must consider the available rooftop space and how the racking system, inverters, and all other required equipment can be adapted to and positioned within that space. The layout of the entire system will determine whether an east-west orientation can hold more panels – and therefore generate more electricity – than panels installed at a north-south orientation.

2.      Optimizing System Efficiency:  To optimize the efficiency of a PV array system, the location and angle of the solar panels must be carefully considered. Generally speaking, solar panels should be installed facing the south at a 30 degree angle, but the optimal angle and direction of the panels will vary depending upon the exact location. Unfortunately, most solar racking systems are manufactured at pre-determined angles.

3.      Structural integrity of the rooftop: The structural integrity of the rooftop and building must be considered to ensure that the installation of the solar equipment doesn’t penetrate the actual rooftop or its rubber lining.

4.      Total load-bearing capacity:  While a flat rooftop may be able to support the additional weight of the PV system equipment, other factors such as snowfall may increase the weight of the load bearing down on the roof.

For flat-topped roof scenarios, Anar Solar’s approach is the perfect solution.


Residential Solar

Anar Solar’s approach was specifically designed for landfill installations, but it is the ideal suitable for commercial flat rooftops and septic fields for many of the same reasons.

Our patent-pending racking system is “tuneable” and both the rack angle and azimuth can be adjusted for a low profile and to optimize the system’s power-generating capacity.  In addition, our racking system includes special gaps that are specifically designed to reduce and eliminate any accumulated snowfall.

Residential Solar

Our patent-pending ballast system uses a non-invasive system of flexible, interconnected piping including integrated wire management and can be adapted to the pre-existing rooftop space. Our unique ballast system also helps reduce potential structural issues because it has a low PSF (pounds per square foot) and the entire weight-bearing load is distributed evenly over the entire array system. No invasive fastening mechanisms are used, so there is no concern for potential penetration of the roof top or its EDPM rubber lining.  

Lastly, our surface-mounted system is also portable so that if you ever relocate your business to a new location, you can take your Anar Solar system with you!!

To Summarize:

The Anar Solar approach is simple and uncomplicated, user-friendly and noninvasive, and can be assembled in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional PV systems.

Commercial Applications: Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Innovative design: Distributes weight evenly (Low PSF)
  Ballast system be adapted to support other racking systems
  Allows for water runoff from rain and melting snow
Efficient and cost-effective: Low-impact to site area
  Efficient and cost-effective: emphasizes simplicity
  Streamlined assembly and installation
Extremely user-friendly and simple to maintain over the  long-term
Low overhead and labor costs translates to significant costs savings
Easily repositioned & tuneable within a
range of 18-28°  for optimal efficiency
Integrated cable management
Eco-friendly and low-impact: Minimizes use of heavy equipment and fossil fuels
  Sustainable construction practices
Uses eco-friendly slurry as ballast
Easily assembled: Minimized use of nuts and bolts
Reduced need for skilled labor
  Reduced on-site labor
No specialized equipment required
  Easy to maintain over the life of the system
Adaptable: Portability. The system can be moved to new locations
  Can be positioned on septic fields
  Distributes weight evenly (Low PSF)
  Custom colors available
  Compatible with commercial EDPM rubber flat rooftops