Bauder has unveiled a new combined green roof and PV system, designed primarily for new build applications to help meet planning and BREEAM requirements.
Officially launched at Ecobuild 2016, the BioSOLAR system uses the substrate and vegetation to provide a ballasted installation mechanism.
This removes the need to penetrate the waterproofing to secure the mounting units to the roof, simultaneously making the most of the available area for vegetation and enabling the entire roof to qualify as a biodiverse green roof.
Another key feature of BioSOLAR is that the front edge of the polycrystalline PV panel is raised 300mm above the finished green roof level. This allows light and moisture to reach beneath the modules whilst ensuring the mature vegetation will not shade the panels and can be maintained with ease.
Shortlisted for Ecobuild’s ‘Big Innovation Pitch’, the system provides a mixture of sunny, shaded and sheltered areas which, together with a variable depth of FLL compliant extensive substrate, allows a range of different habitats which allows a broader range of plant species to thrive.
Ideal for new build applications, the BioSOLAR system can also be retrofitted on many existing roofs without the need for any structural medication to the building.
As part of the products launch at Ecobuild, Bauder hosted an exclusive seminar on BioSOLAR roofs and how they can help boost a building’s sustainability credentials, as well as the potential design and installation pitfalls to be aware of.
Designs that do not perform optimally for both technologies are often the result of people assuming that the solar panels require more technical input than the green roof.
However, getting the green roof element wrong can mean vegetation is forced to grow around the panels, resulting in shadowing and therefore reduced energy generation.
In addition to supplying all of the waterproofing, green roof and PV elements needed, Bauder is able to provide a free survey to ensure that this energy efficient and cohesive solution is the right one for the development.
Contact Bauder on 0845 271 880 or visit the Bauder website to arrange a bespoke CPD seminar on BioSOLAR roofs that can be delivered at your offices.
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Phone: 01473 257671
Fax: 01473 230761
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