Case Studies - Taylor Business Park
On surveying the Taylor Business Park our client and RCG identified a pitched asbestos cement roofed building as the best location for the proposed 50kw system. We advised our client that the asbestos cement roof sheeting was in an aged and deteriorated condition and would not last the lifetime of the 25 year Solar PV scheme. The aged roof sheeting beneath the solar install could also not be accessed for maintenance or replacement when required without disconnecting the system..
After completing a thorough survey of the roof structure RCG recommended that the roof area was refurbished with a new steel cladding insulated roof build-up that would be retro fitted over the existing roof covering. This consisted of fibre insulation, a steel ash-grid spacer system and a new 0.7mm mansafe outer roof sheet. This system would also provide a 25 year guaranteed roof system to last the lifetime of the solar PV system being installed to generate and maximise the UK FiT tariff. This new roof would also provide a safe roof substrate for future maintenance.
It is vital when considering roof mounted solar PV for commercial, industrial and public sector buildings that you seek expert advice. These installs become major installations where Health and Safety, system design, structural loadings, existing roof condition, product selection, mounting systems and fixing methods are of paramount importance to protect your 25 year investment. When all these elements are considered your choice of installer is reduced to a handful of specialists in the UK.
Barry Bentley Sales Director for RCG says ‘’Do it right first time and you will reap the rewards’’
‘’Think way beyond your initial investment as your cash neutral position with your new solar installation is a good number of years down the line. The common goal with all larger schemes is that all investors have a good experience and profit from the FiT scheme until the end of the 25 year period. This does not only require good quality solar panels and invertors, it also requires a watertight roofing system and all the mounting mechanics to the solar mounting system lasting 25 years. This is an area that is being overlooked with many installations that will provide clients with hidden costs with further future investments required. These are some of the reasons why a professional roofing contractor with an in house solar PV division is an excellent choice for your scheme.’’ A scheme from RCG can provide a 25 year insurance backed warranty for every aspect of the system including roof system, solar system and all the connected components providing complete protection of your investment.
Additional services available to our clients
The RCG group can also provide an annual maintenance package inclusive of roof maintenance, solar panel cleaning and roof covering care to maximise our clients investment. All installations can be installed with a solar monitoring system to allow our clients to log into our solar generation system and view real time performance levels.