Tensile roof structure
Tensile roof structure Italy-based tensile structure specialists for the solar PV industry A+ Sun Systems last month realized the completion of a new PV plant in Italy with the use of the company’s new SunNet Roof tensile structure. The SunNet Roof installation took just two days to complete and consists of a tensile structure of steel cables that required no ballast and no roof drilling. The installation is located in Milan and comprises a roof divided into two parts. The first part of the roof – home to a 14.4 kW array – was 13 meters long and was fitted with a tensile structure weighing 1.37 kg/m2. The second array, on a separate roof, was a 10.3 kW installation across 23 meters and fitted with a tensile structure of 0.75 kg/m2. A+ Sun Systems’ installers anchored the SunNet Roof tensile structure to the balustrades of the roof with the use of small plugs. No drilling of the roof membrane was required – the installers simply clipped the trestles on to the roof to protect against possible water leakages. The result was an ultra quick installation that is ultra light and suitable for rooftops with limited static load. The structure also enables the panels to pivot, allowing for easy access for maintenance.