Fire safety is important when installing inverters. Inverters must have sufficient ventilation and be mounted on a non-combustible surface. By positioning inverters on the roof, dangerous DC voltage is safely kept outside. PVshelter ensures that your solar panel system is Scope 12 compliant and contributes to meeting the necessary safety requirements.
In the video below, our productmanager John will tell you the ins and outs of the PVshelter:
With the space-saving PVshelter, you can keep disturbing noise from the inverters out. Any noise or mechanical vibrations are absorbed by the rubber roof supports and thus protect the roof structure.
Contributes to a fire-safe installation
Cost-saving through simplified cable infrastructure installation
Maximum ventilation possibilities
Prevents noise nuisance
Improves inspection possibilities
Easy to combine with RoofSupport cable tray
PV Shelter offer a solution
PVshelter is a basic set of a bottom frame construction, mounting frame and is equipped with a roof. The bottom frame is standard placed on 45cm rubber roof supports and is equipped with 2 concrete tile ballast carriers in which up to 170KG of ballast can be placed. With the supplied cable tray and brackets, the installation of cabling is simplified and safe. To reduce point loads on the roof, the roof supports are available up to 1 metre.
PVshelter High Energy: suitable for mounting large, powerful inverters.
When installing a photovoltaic system on a roof, a structural engineer should calculate the roof load and check whether the maximum roof load is not exceeded after installing the photovoltaic system. If a low permissible roof load is found, an extended mounting frame structure must be calculated and used. By applying PVshelter Platform, where extremely low roof loads can be achieved based on an exact calculation, it is possible to install inverters on the roof.
All our PVshelters are equipped with Magnelis metal coating. This coating consists of zinc, alloyed with 3.5% aluminium and 3% magnesium. This unique composition ensures an excellent protection of the surface and the cut edges, even in the most extreme conditions. Under normal circumstances, this ensures that PVshelter is protected against corrosion for up to 25 years! One of the most remarkable features of Magnelis metal coating is that it is able to repair itself at the cut edges, which is usually where corrosion often occurs. When exposed to the environment, Magnelis® forms a very dense zinc-based protective film, unlike galvanised where the film is very porous. This unique dense film is also formed on edges, welds, perforations and scratches. In case some red rust was present on these uncoated zones, the red rust will be gradually covered by the Magnelis® film. It is almost impossible for the environment to penetrate this film. The result is that Magnelis® provides perfect protection of the whole structure, even on the uncoated edges, scratches and perforations.
Of course, this coating has even more advantages:
Excellent workability in welding and forming due to smaller layer thickness;
Less harmful to the environment, because the coating contains less zinc, which can end up in the soil via rainwater;
The cost price is lower compared to other coatings applied after galvanisation;
Magnelis is also used by substructure manufacturers on which solar panels are mounted.