Racking and Reroof Systems
Most solar systems – whether hot
water or electric – go on the roof.
Therefore, a proven, watertight method
of attaching the solar panel or collector to the roof is critical to a
successful solar installation.
From the early l98O's Environmental
Solar Design has been installing its systems with an eye toward making
them as "roof-friendly" as possible. Click
on photos below to enlarge.
Commercial flat roof applications
On the commercial level, the "Dino" line of heavy duty steel
mounts and panel racking systems used on most flat roof hot water or electric
installations has been doing the job for over two decades.
Key to the popularity and long-term success of this design has been
the ability of roofers to install a new roof around existing solar
panels without having to remove them - thereby saving property owners
thousands of dollars.
We work with dozens of roofers in Southern California providing design,
materials and services on solar systems that they find "getting in
the way of installing a new roof". These roof mounting
systems usually involve the setting of "footers" and "flashings" to create
a solar racking system that truly becomes an integral part of the new roof
and its warranty. To see samples of how these mounting systems are
used on both new and existing installations click
here. The gallery of solar roofing photos will show you how a variety
of footers and flashings are set, steel racks are built and panels mounted.