Rooftop commercial PV power plants

Roof solar power stations for legal entities is a reliable long-term investment, which can be effective both due to the use of the “green” tariff to sale of electricity to the grid, and by reducing own costs for the purchase of electricity from the grid when using solar electricity for own consumption.

Given the cost of a kilowatt hour for commercial enterprises and industry (and its growth dynamics), the latter option will become increasingly economically feasible, stimulating the further development of the commercial roof solar plants segment. World trends also confirm the great prospects and further growth in the number of roof solar power plants in Ukraine.

One of the key conditions for the successful implementation of the roof solar power plant project is the high-quality design of such facilities. Among the companies that are professionally engaged in the installation of solar power plants on the roofs, as well as responsibly and efficiently manage such projects — AVENSTON company. Our own project team has sufficient experience in the design of roof power plants, which is further enhanced by the presence of our own service unit.

Benefits of Roof Solar Power

Distributed power generation based on rooftop PV systems has significant advantages both from the point of view of networks and from the point of view of the whole society. Medium-sized solar power-stations are very often installed on roofs. Such mounting method has certain advantages:

  • Possibility to avoid quite long and complicated procedure related to formalization of documents and procedure on taking of a lot land for renewable energy purposes.
  • This accelerates the general cycle of a project, that allows to save budget costs.
  • The optimal solution for cases, when land proprietor is on the shortage of area and aims to keep the primary purpose of agricultural lands untoutched.
  • Solar panels suffer less from shading by high buildings or trees in case of placing of a station within limits of a settlement or nearby green plantations.
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Cost-effectiveness of rooftop PV power plants

Roof-mounted solar power plants have great prospects for the future even without the use of such incentive tools as the “green” tariff.

The main advantage of rooftop PV is that electricity is produced where it is consumed, and when it is needed.

For example, in summer, air conditioners work in office premises at a time when the largest flow of solar energy is observed. After the installation of a solar power station for the owner of the building in the summer, cooling and air conditioning costs are significantly reduced. It is also possible to provide reliable uninterrupted power for the building and improve the quality of power supply by additionally installing batteries, the cost of which is constantly falling.

Electricity prices continue to fluctuate from time to time, making it difficult to calculate electricity costs over a period of time. However, the price of electricity generated by a solar station can be easily determined. In fact, you can even predict the cost of generating electricity for another 10 — 20 years. That is a sound investment. Also, the operating cost of rooftop solar power plants is stable and relatively low, with minimal maintenance required.

Rooftop power plants can be installed on any type of roof. This way, people do not need to free up land or invest in buying more land to install solar panels. Besides, the panels provide additional protection for the roof of the building on which they are installed.

Rooftop solar plant on the Pfenning Logistics distribution center in Germany, installed capacity of 8.1 megawatts. Source: EARTHTECHLING, Meet Germany’s Biggest Rooftop Solar Power Plant
Rooftop solar plant on the Pfenning Logistics distribution center in Germany, installed capacity of 8.1 megawatts. Source: EARTHTECHLING, Meet Germany’s Biggest Rooftop Solar Power Plant

AVENSTON. Services and activities

Our company provides a set of activities for implementation rooftop PV system for commercial and industrial facilities:

  • Roof surveys;
  • Design documentation;
  • Equipment and materials supply;
  • Construction and electrical works;
  • Grid connection.

We build rooftop solar PV systems on all types of industrial buildings:

  • Shopping malls;
  • Factories;
  • Workshops;
  • Warehouses;
  • Hangars;
  • Agricultural buildings;
  • Farm buildings;
  • Car parkings;
  • Open sheds and canopies;
  • Educational and recreational establishments.

AVENSTON accumulated a large experience in planning and implementation of the complete cycle of building and installation works, and also in further maintenance of roof photovoltaic stations of a different type, from small private solar stations to large commercial rooftop solar power stations.