*This can vary from project to project and should be used as guide only and will be subject to individual calculation.
The elevation frames fix directly into the ballast using either stainless steel screws specially designed for fixing into concrete or chemical anchors. The ideal ballast to use for this system is either concrete blocks or lintels with a minimum 100mm depth.
We design and produce the elevated frames locally in the UK, so this gives us the flexibility to be able to incorporate any angle or height requirements that are necessary for your project’s realisation.
Each type of mounting rail that we offer has a different spanning capability according to its size and profile. We use this information in conjunction with other calculations to specify the most suitable mounting rail profile from our collection. This means that we optimise the distance between the elevated frames, which in turn, saves you on material and also installation time.
This system can easily accommodate solar panels in either landscape or portrait orientation. For the portrait option, we produce an elevation with 4 sides to allow the solar panel to be clamped in its quarter zones and to help reduce the amount of unnecessary material. A simple triangle is produced for a landscape option, which also allows the solar panel to be clamped in its quarter zones along its length.
We add wind bracing supports to the back of the elevation frames at certain intervals along the solar panel row to provide added stability against lateral movement. We calculate where you need to place these wind bracing supports and they will be marked them on the drawing layouts that we provide you at point of order.
Sunfixings Clamp XL fully assembled, Silver Mill Finish and Black Anodised are suitable for 32mm, 35mm, 40mm PV Module Thickness. For PV Module thickness beyond this range, Sunfixings offer alternative and complete Middle and End Clamp Mounting Solutions.
So we’ve pre-assembled all the smaller components, so they’re ready to be simply slotted into the mounting rail profile.