More is more
This principle applies especially to the installation of PV systems. This is why my-PV used its entire building surface and attached a total of 304 PV modules, some on the roof, but also distributed in all points of the compass along the building facade. One PV module provides 335 watts, and thus supplies a large amount of renewable energy.
Fall protection even at the planning stage
In terms of planning, the installation of the PV modules on the facade differed greatly from the usual case. Normally it is the architect who defines the distances between windows, in order to position the PV modules. However, in the case of the solar-electric company building the modules had to be fixed even before the draft planning, in order that the building’s “grid dimensions” matched the modules. By early planning of the fall protection solution in the form of the AIO lifeline system, it was possible to install the PV equipment safely. The cable system consisted of resilient 8 mm stainless steel cable, the end lock, the end lock fastening, the curve elements, and the intermediate bracket.
Combined with anchorage points from DOMICO, it ensured the users’ safety even during the process of installing the PV system. But in addition, future servicing, maintenance, and repair tasks can be performed safely, thanks to the installation of the cable system.
All’s well that ends well
Finally, all that effort has been more than worthwhile, and it looks good too! The self-generated solar energy is used particularly for hot water and for direct heating of my-PV’s company building. Should you have any questions about fall protection for PV systems, or if you require a fall protection solution, then the experts from INNOTECH will be happy to assist.
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