Installing solar systems quickly and safely
Mounting systems from IBC SOLAR are characterized by their fast installation, longevity and stability. IBC offers on-roof mounting for uncomplicated photovoltaic installation. Not only is it inexpensive, but it is equally suitable for new roofs as well as existing and renovated roofs. IBC SOLAR photovoltaic mounting systems are suitable for pitched roofs and flat roof mounting. We offer perfectly matched fastenings for various roofing materials such as brick, bitumen, trapezoidal sheet metal or gravel, which offers extreme stability all of which have been optimized in a wind tunnel.
For every shape and size of a roof, a perfect design can be created with the planning software. All of our mounting systems are characterized by a low system weight and, thanks to the high degree of prefabrication, a short assembly time. A strength we are particularly proud of which has been confirmed by the specialist magazine "Photovoltaic - Solartechnik für Installateure, Planer, Architekten". In their independent assembly test, IBC was "fastest in all classes"!
None of these factors come at the expense of the safety or stability of our products. The substructure and brackets of these solar mounting systems with their UV and weather-resistant materials made of aluminium and stainless steel withstand extreme wind and weather conditions.
Mounting systems for pitched roofs
Sloping roofs are the roof design most commonly used in South Africa. They are ideally suited for photovoltaic installation, as they can absorb a large part of the solar radiation and convert it to energy as a result of being appropriately tilted. Ideally pitched roofs should be oriented to the North. Here the sunshine at noon is the strongest. East-West-oriented roof systems are also very lucrative, as they can provide a lot of energy, especially in the morning and in the evening, when households usually need the most electricity, especially in the Western Cape where in summer the sun shines until 8.00pm.
For a pitched roof: roof hooks and more
The roof hooks are used to secure the mounting system. Since they are screwed directly into the rafters, they must be matched to the particular brick shape. Depending on the roof covering, hanger bolts, sheet metal clamps or trapezoidal sheet metal clamps can also be used as fasteners.
The flat roof solar system
As the name suggests, the flat roof solar system can be installed on the roof without complications and without roof penetration using the IBC AeroFix mounting system. The IBC AeroFix mounting system provides a safe installation with low weight and high storm resistance. The stronger the wind blows, the firmer the system pushes itself onto the roof. So a high plant safety is given even in bad weather. Constant photovoltaic yields without failures are guaranteed.
Essential components of a photovoltaic assembly
We strongly advise against the self-assembly of photovoltaic systems, which also applies to our solar mounting systems. For professional and flawless installation of mounting systems, please contact one of our certified specialist partners. They will assemble your solar system efficiently and professionally for you. Find out more below about the essential components of mounting systems for pitched and flat roofs.
Where there is insufficient roof space or “What do you do if you don’t have a North facing Roof?” If you have a South facing roof, unfortunately, a roof option won’t work. Don’t despair we can look at a ground mounting solution. Solar Carports serve the dual function of creating shade for vehicles in a parking area and simultaneously providing an area for the solar modules to be mounted upon. On farms or when there is open land space, a ground mounted solution will eliminate the incorrect roof orientation or insufficient space. The examples below are some of the solutions we offer our clients.
Planning is essential
For Solartech West Coast, one of the first steps in the planning of your photovoltaic system is to identify possible shadows that may affect the yield of the solar system. Possible obstacles include trees, neighbouring houses, mountains, or chimneys. By carrying out an observation of the sun's level, potential disturbance factors can be identified and are taken into account during planning. With this information, we can customize a photovoltaic mounting system specifically for you and soon you will be able to enjoy the use of renewable energy.