On-roof - Standard in an overview

The most frequent application of photovoltaic panels on a roof is to implement them in a variation called „On-roof” or “Attached”.

In a first step, the safety installations are implemented (scaffolding, safety railings etc.)

After this, the roof tiles are positioned with the appropriate roof hooks and reamed accordingly.

Then comes the mounting of the cross bond of the aluminum sections.

The wiring of the panels is done during mounting or shortly ahead of time.

A last step is the execution of the AC-and DC-installations according to local regulation standards.


In-roof - an alternative for roof tiles

Meanwhile, there are numerous applications for in-roof or BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics), e.g. on roofs, that are to be renovated, new buildings or front installation. The application of building-integrated photovoltaics does not have any boundaries any longer.

The photovoltaic panels are fitted into the designated frames and sealed with silicone.

The panels are delivered to the construction site ready to be mounted and immediately mounted onto the prepared roof construction following the „roof tile principle“.

activ solar Schweiz uses PV-panels produced by Sunpower and Heckert with black frames from the branch-proven, certified and roof-integrated SOLRIF System (Fa. Switzerland Metallbau, Hedingen). A waterproof sub roof is necessary for the roof integration of a PV-installation.

The in-roof system offers new esthetic, homogeneous and creative possibilities in solar construction especially for architects.

Intelligent roof tile replacement

• Module with double effect: roof tile replacement and energy producer
• Elegant, building-integrated solution for upgrading the building
• Shingle-like laying of the panels onto the roof slats
• Good self-cleaning
• Mounting-friendly
• Profit-yielding
• No costs for roof tiles
• Homogeneous and esthetic appearance


Industrial roof – Business buildings; size as challenge

More and more industrial roofs are covered with photovoltaic panels. The additional surface gained by this is used economically and can be seen as a positive effect in the portfolio of every larger company.

There are numerous mounting systems used for industrial purposes. One type of mounting variants is offered on the market as “penetration free substructures”. These are laid onto the roof and ballasted with additional weight where this is necessary. This means that the attachment to the roof construction is no longer required and the roof is not weakened by drill holes.

An additional advantage lies in the low costs and the shorter mounting time.


Solar Carport – Using free surfaces sensibly - electro mobility

The Solar Carport is the base for an environment friendly, sustainable, clean and emission-free mobility for electric cars, scooters and bicycles. It is flexible, expandable and can be adapted to different requirements, e.g. covered car parks and company, community and customer parking lots.

The installation of a carport is also leading the way for electro mobility and the taps for electronic refueling can be easily expanded with more panels.

Start using those unused empty parking spaces as an additional possibility to produce electricity.