More and more people are opting for their own solar system on their home. With the electricity produced here, cars can be charged, basic consumers can be covered or even an attractive additional income can be generated. While solar systems are now almost standard in new buildings, many people also decide to have panels installed on the building afterwards. In this article we look at what needs to be considered when installing solar systems on a pitched roof and what advantages this type of installation has.
Tip: It's worth sticking with it, because at the end of this article we'll take a look at why it's particularly worthwhile to combine the solar system with an air conditioning system from Kältebringer. The result will surprise you!
the essentials in brief
- There are various installation options for the solar system on the pitched roof. On-roof mounting, in-roof mounting and installation via a rail system
- Choosing the right method depends on the orientation of the roof, the slope and the builder's personal budget
- The installation of a solar system on the sloping roof is worthwhile in most cases, since the ideal use of the sun's rays can be guaranteed by the inclination
- With a solar system on the sloping roof, the available area can be used ideally, since the panels can be laid in rows without casting shadows
The various installation options for the solar system on the pitched roof
If you have decided to install a solar system on your pitched roof , the next step is to think about the type of installation . There are several installation options, which we will look at in this paragraph. We have selected the three most common methods for you.
The roof assembly
This method is most commonly used on pitched roofs . The solar panels are mounted directly over the bricks with special brackets. Installation here is quick and easy, but requires a stable building and a certain minimum roof pitch . In individual cases, problems with the statics can also occur on old buildings; this should be clarified in advance.
However, the advantage of on-roof installation is that the full weight of the system does not press down on the roof from above, but is evenly distributed. This reduces the load on the building somewhat. In addition, your local companies are also very familiar with roof mounting, as this is the most common and cheapest type of installation.
The in-roof installation
This type of installation removes bricks to integrate the solar panels directly into the roof. This type of installation of the solar system on the sloping roof is particularly suitable for new buildings , as bricks can be saved here. However, this is also the most visually appealing type of installation , the panels do not protrude over the regular roof. For cost reasons, this method is particularly suitable for roof renovations or a completely new building.
The rail system assembly
Here, the solar systems are mounted on rails that are attached to the roof. This method offers great flexibility in placing the solar panels and also makes maintenance easier. However, it is more complex than on-roof installation and certain brackets and special parts are required. The rail system installation is suitable for roofs with a low pitch or an irregular shape .
These were the most important installation options between which you can choose - these are always individual decisions. If you would like to know how you can ideally combine an air conditioning system from Kältebringer with a solar system, then please take a look at the Kältebringer blogs. Here you will also find articles on many other exciting topics related to heat pumps.
The advantages of a solar system on the pitched roof
A solar system can not only be installed on the pitched roof , but also, for example, on the flat roof or in the garden in front of the house with an appropriate structure. Nevertheless, the solar system on the pitched roof has some advantages that other types of installation do not bring. We'll take a closer look at them in this paragraph .
The first advantage is the conventional roof pitch that a normal single-family home entails. This is between 30 and 45 degrees, which ensures the optimum yield from a solar system with a south-facing roof. This allows you to produce a lot of electricity all year round, additional frames are not required with this inclination and you save costs and weight.
In addition, you can make ideal use of the area of your pitched roof for solar systems. When installing solar systems on flat roofs, for example, certain distances between the rows must be maintained so that the shadows cast do not affect the other panels. This disadvantage does not exist with the solar system on the sloping roof, here the solar panels can simply be laid in a row without creating a shadow. So you can get the maximum out of your roof area.
In addition, with the solar system on the sloping roof, you have the advantage that the roof does not have to be drilled through due to the ballasting. The weight of the rig acts as ballast and keeps it in place. As a result, further sealing measures are not necessary.
In addition to a solar system, air conditioning can also be a sensible investment. Ideally, you should buy both devices at the same time, because the electricity generated by the solar system and the needs of the air conditioning cover each other as far as possible. When the sun is at its strongest, your solar system produces far more electricity than you can use – so you have to feed it into the grid. With this you can now operate the cold bringer air conditioning system and benefit from a cool home in the evening.
Conclusion: solar system on the pitched roof
The solar system on the sloping roof is now an absolute standard in new single-family homes . Many homeowners also decide afterwards to have a PV system installed on the roof. In recent years, the prices have fallen enormously due to the high supply, today solar systems are affordable for everyone, even with electricity storage. With this, almost 75 percent of the electricity requirement can be covered all year round, even in our latitudes.
Just find out more from your local solar installer, many companies will also visit you free of charge and advise you on the ideal solutions for your building.
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