Solar panel mounting system design

Solar power is gaining popularity as a renewable energy source, with eco-friendly photovoltaic panels used for its harvesting. They constitute the most important element of complex photovoltaic installations, which enable the conversion of solar energy into electrical energy. To ensure the panels generate a satisfactory amount of electricity, they must be mounted correctly. In this guide, we will discuss how we design structures for photovoltaic panels to increase their efficiency and durability.

Why is designing structures for photovoltaic panels important?

Designing appropriate steel structures for photovoltaic panels is crucial for ensuring their efficiency and durability. Properly designed steel structures provide stability for the panels, optimal inclination in relation to the sun’s rays, and protection against atmospheric conditions. Additionally, well-designed photovoltaic structures facilitate the assembly and disassembly of panels, which is important for maintenance and repairs.

Solar panel orientation in Poland

What is the best position for solar panels? In Poland, as in other countries in the Northern Hemisphere, photovoltaic panels should be oriented to maximize their exposure to sunlight throughout the year. The optimal positioning of photovoltaic panels in the context of a steel structure depends on several key factors:

Stages of designing structures for PV panels

Discover the most important stages of designing photovoltaic structures!

Analysis of the PV location

The first step in designing steel structures for photovoltaic panels is a thorough analysis of the location. Factors such as the terrain’s inclination, the direction of panel exposure, shadow from surrounding objects, and wind forces should be examined. This information will help determine the optimal panel layout and the type of structure that will be most suitable for the given location.

Selection of the appropriate photovoltaic structure

Various types of steel PV structures are available on the market. The most popular are:

The choice of structure depends on the client’s preferences, available space, type of building, and conditions at the specific location.

Calculating loads for the photovoltaic structure

The next step is to calculate the loads that will act on the photovoltaic panel structure. Factors such as the weight of the panels, wind forces, snowfall, and mechanical load must be considered. This information will help determine the strength of the structure and the materials from which it will be made.

Designing foundations for photovoltaics

For ground-mounted photovoltaic structures, the stability is based on properly designed foundations. Factors such as the type of soil, depth of foundations, and the type and amount of materials used must be considered. Solid foundations will ensure the stability of the structure for many years.

Installation of solar panels on a steel structure

After designing and constructing the structure, the next step is to proceed with the installation of the photovoltaic panels. It is important to position the panels correctly to optimally use solar energy. Additionally, attention should be paid to properly securing the panels against atmospheric elements and safe installation.

What are the benefits of building ground-mounted PV farms?

Designing ground-mounted photovoltaic farms is one of the key areas of our activity at KOBEX Design Office. We are convinced that such an investment brings significant benefits both for the environment and the economy. Above all, ground-mounted photovoltaic farms enable the production of clean, renewable energy, contributing to the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels. This is a step towards sustainable development and combating climate change.

From a technical perspective, our office ensures that each photovoltaic farm we design and implement is adapted to specific local conditions, maximizing energy efficiency and ensuring long-term performance of the installation. This means that our clients can expect a quick return on investment and stable, predictable economic benefits.

Designing photovoltaic structures – trust the experts!

Designing steel structures for photovoltaic panels is crucial for ensuring their efficient operation. Appropriately designed steel structures allow for optimal use of solar energy and protect the panels against atmospheric conditions. Following the design stages, analyzing the location, choosing the right structures, calculating loads, designing foundations, installing panels, and regular maintenance and repairs are factors that must be considered when creating photovoltaic installations.

As KOBEX Design Office, we have many years of experience in designing steel structures for photovoltaic panels. We offer comprehensive service at every stage of the project implementation. Our specialists use the latest technologies and engineering solutions to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of the installation. We undertake projects of various scales – from small private installations to large photovoltaic farms. By working with us, you gain assurance that your investment will be safe, ecological, and economical. Contact us to learn more about our services. Discover how we can help realize your photovoltaic project!