ground & flat roof solar

We complete projects for Roof, Ground Mounted and Farm based clients.

Solar Harvester makes the process from initial project idea through to installation and project completion, smooth easy and stress free, delivering a complete solar PV solution on time, and on budget

Installation

For new roofs or extensions to existing buildings, new regulations require that all tiles are fixed with nails or clips. This makes the task of fitting an above-roof solar system afterwards very difficult. Tiles may need to be broken to access the roof structure below and attach fixing brackets. Replacing removed tiles in accordance with the roof fixing specification is likely to require an adhesive bond between the replaced tile and the surrounding ones.

By contrast, roof integrated solar panels can be installed easily in a new roof. Solar specialists can fix the panels and flashings before the roofing contractors fix the roof covering around them. When installing to an existing roof, integrated solar is often seen as more work than above-roof systems. However, the task of weathering around numerous fixing hooks can be time consuming. Removing a patch of tiles or slates does not take much longer, and provides spare roof tiles that are a perfect match for any future roof repairs.

Maintenance

Solar panels should last thirty years or more. In this time, it is highly likely that the roof covering will need either maintenance or replacement. An on-roof system will have tiles or slates behind the panels, so the solar system would need to be decommissioned and removed before a single tile can be replaced. A simple job that can be carried out from a roof ladder by a roofing contractor has become a significant task that requires scaffolding and the involvement of an electrician or solar installer. With roof integrated solar, there are no tiles behind the panels, so all roofing repairs can be carried out while leaving the solar system in place.

Marley roof-integrated solar panel roof tiles act as both a roof covering and electricity generating solution. Interested? contact us and have a Solar Brochure posted to you.

IN-ROOF SYSTEM
Generate more power per sqm with the new generation GSE
GSE IN-ROOF SYSTEM

GSE IN-ROOF SYSTEM is evolving to allow for larger and wider modules!

The PORTRAIT format (up to 1800 mm x 1160 mm) is now available.

The following formats will be available soon:

  • PORTRAIT format: up to 1990 mm x 1135 mm – February 2022
  • LANDSCAPE format: up to 1905 mm x 1180 mm – Q2 2022
Have you seen an increase in installations since the Part L regulations came into force?

Back in 2021, Solar Energy UK questioned whether the change in regulations would result in an increase of PV on new build homes as developers are free to try and find an alternative technology to PV. Many developers will be looking to achieve the targets at the lowest cost, and this once again highlights the question ‘will they choose PV?’.

This June saw an update to the Building Regulations which included the uplift to Part L. The change should create a steady and sustainable market for new build installers, without the highs and lows associated with previous schemes. To achieve the target CO2 emissions rate, all new homes will be required to have a renewable energy source. And all new homes in England and Wales must now produce 31% fewer carbon emissions than previously acceptable in the old regulations.

Cost efficient, quick to install, compatible with all modules and as easy to construct as IKEA furniture!

After several requests for a ground mount system GSE is pleased to introduce the GSE Ground Mount system in the UK. It’s a one-of-a-kind solution that doesn’t require plant machinery to pile-drive but simply uses ballast to accommodate two to six PV panels – making it the most cost-effective way to install small-scale systems!

After several requests for a ground mount system GSE is pleased to introduce the GSE Ground Mount system in the UK. It’s a one-of-a-kind solution that doesn’t require plant machinery to pile-drive but simply uses ballast to accommodate two to six PV panels – making it the most cost-effective way to install small-scale systems!

It consists of a simple bolt-together galvanized steel frame secured on a ballast box designed to take numerous solutions e.g., gravel, paving slabs, or sand. Panels can be mounted at multiple angles and at maximum tilt the system is less than 1.80m high. The ground needs to be as flat as possible however, it can be cut into sloping ground if the base is flat.

More Features

  • Solves space problems – Installation in portrait to save space
  • No problem with the height and easy to mow round

solar for farming

The Future of solar panels for agricultural buildings Benefits include:

Tax benefits with solar

Solar panels are classed as plant and machinery which means they are eligible for capital allowances, so the capital cost can be written off against profits in the first year.

If you would like more information, along with the facts and the figures on how you can benefit from solar,

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