Advantages and benefits for the roof
6,2 per module, to which must be added the weight of the waterproofing membranes.
General SOLAR PV is a Building-Integrated waterproofing photovoltaic solution ideal for areas with restrictive buildings regulations.
The high flexibility of the modules makes them adaptable to every kind of roof, from vaulted roof to ones with more complex geometries.
The high resistance to walkability is a fundamental requirement both during the application and the maintenance of the photovoltaic roof.
NO ROOF PENETRATIONS
The installation of General SOLAR PV FLEX avoids any kind of damage to the waterproofing system.
NO EXTERNAL STRUCTURES
The absence of supporting structures for the photovoltaic modules reduces weight on the roofs and affords greater resistance to wind extraction.
General SOLAR PV FLEX modules don’t have glass finishing, this is an indispensable feature for roofing installations, furthermore the advantage of the special coating is to ensure excellent anti-reflection behavior.
The test requires PV modules to be impacted with ice spheres (of various diameter, from 12mm to 75mm, and weight from 0.9g to 203g) at different speeds (from 16 to 40m / s). The modules are then inspected to evaluate the presence of possible damages. The General Solar PV FLEX modules have passed the test and no visible damage or deterioration in performance were found. This test is conducted according to the IEC 61646 standard (clause 10.17) for which we have the certification.
The special coating enables self-cleaning of the module with just the simple flow of rain water over it.
General Membrane’s system allows a much faster installation than traditional systems.
The CIGS technology allows an Energy Payback Time of less than 2 years, in relation of energy employed for its production, thanks to low small quantity of raw material required.
SAFETY AGAINST THEFT
General SOLAR PV FLEX cannot be stolen because is fully bonded to the other layers of the waterproofing.
TOLERANCE TO SHADING
CIGS technology has the highest absorption coefficient than any other existing semiconductor and it has a diffusion length of 1 micron. Just 1 micron of this material absorb more than 90% of sunlight.