Collector Mounting Options
When choosing a system there are a number of factors to consider. Almost any roof type is suitable, however a south facing arrangement could gain 100% of the light available during the day. If the roof was to face South-East or South- West there will be a reduction in yield by 5-10%.
Grant Solar collectors can be quickly and easily located above the roof tiles or slates using brackets and a mounting rail attached directly to the roof trusses. This system is available with fixing brackets suitable for all roof tile types including slates, on roof pitches ranging from 20° to 60°. The on-roof mounting system is supplied as standard with any Grant Solar Kit.
Installation of Grant Solar collectors set into the roof tiles or slates ensures a low-profile appearance.The roof surface beneath is closed within an aluminium weathering cassette incorporating flashings, drainage channels, etc. In new build applications this mounting option reduces roofing costs, as tiles are not required beneath the installation. (Note: for a reclaimed slate roof, the flashing may appear uneven. Please contact Grant for an alternative solution)
The flat-roof system is based upon the on-roof design. The mounting rails are fitted to a rigid inclined frame structure. This method allows the collectors to be positioned quickly and easily on a flat roof.