27 May 2015
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Roof mounted Photovoltaic systems for non-domestic buildings

Our Roof mounted Photovoltaic systems for non-domestic buildings CPD presentation provides an overview on renewable technologies and the different UK and EU energy targets.

Our Roof mounted Photovoltaic systems for non-domestic buildings CPD presentation provides an overview on renewable technologies and the different UK and EU energy targets.  

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This in-depth presentation provides a wealth of guidance and information on the wide and varied types of PV systems available. It covers the versatility of roof mounted PV systems and the different technologies currently available with PV panels. 

How PV panels convert solar energy from the sun

Details the performance factors required in order to generate energy safely and efficiently, and the effect of location and season on solar radiation, typical output, roof orientation and pitch.  Tata Steel's own Building Envelope CO2 calculation tool provides a complete breakdown on all aspects of a building’s CO2 emissions and compliance with UK Building Regulations Part L. 

Correct installation vitally important

The presentation highlights the dead load on the building structure, wind loadings, localised loading during installation and other installation issues such as health and safety compliance, safe access, access for lifting equipment, weather conditions, correct installation to maintain weather-tightness and risk of damage to roof cladding material.

It covers assessment and testing, under and around the PV installation, on heat, humidity, condensation, washing by rainwater and corrosion. Part of the CPD focuses on electrical installation and commissioning. All installers should be MCS accredited and operate robust quality and H&S management systems.

This comprehensive CPD also touches on the importance of regular inspection and maintenance and how vital cleaning underneath the PV array as well as general good housekeeping of the PV system is necessary to prevent build-up of debris, dirt, salts, mould, etc., as well as regular electric output testing.

Financial incentives and funding

In addition there is guidance on financial incentives and funding which talks around the option of 'retrofit photovoltaic' or fully funded PV installation - power purchase funding and what the differences in tariffs, funding, output, and other important considerations when considering installation of a roof mounted PV system.

To register for your CPD seminar visit [https://www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en_GB/services-and-downloads/Continuous-professional-development-courses]

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