Ornate Solar’s engineering team has designed, developed and manufactured the new 530 kWp InRoof solar system in India. It serves as the primary roof for the Pangea Natural Stone factory in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
From PV magazine India
New Delhi-based Ornate Solar has commissioned India’s largest building-integrated rooftop solar system in Bhagru, Rajasthan. The 530 kWp InRoof system will help Canadian-based natural stone manufacturer Pangea Natural Stone achieve its net-zero target by offsetting 18,346 tons of CO2 emissions.
The system serves as the primary roof over the newly constructed Pangea Natural Stone production facility. It covers a total roof area of 35,000 square feet, saving 124,968 kg of CO2 that would have been emitted in the production of the steel roof.
Ornate Solar designed, developed and produced the system in India. It was subjected to 18 months of testing before being deployed commercially. The company claims its InRoof system is the industry’s first universal structural solution to integrate panels of any shape and size to replace conventional metal roofs.
“InRoof PV can replace metal sheets traditionally used as roofing material for industrial plants and can serve as an integrated PV roof,” said Aditya Goel, director of Ornate Solar. pv magazine†
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The InRoof system features Enphase Energy microinverters. The microinverters come with a 15-year replacement warranty and meet the highest international safety standards.
Canadian Solar supplied 1,175 high-efficiency mono PERC solar panels to generate energy and act as an integrated roof element, replacing trapezoidal sheets. The domestically developed InRoof structure consists of special roll-formed continuous (SRFC) sections made from a high-strength steel alloy that is resistant to corrosion and oxidation.
Anodized aluminum profiles provide a two-layer protection against water ingress and distribute the static loads from the PV panels over the purlins of the building. Precisely engineered structural parts have been used to build walkways and ridge profiles that interlock seamlessly with the PV panels and guarantee a 100% guarantee against water leakage.
“Roof-integrated solar systems designed with [our] The patented architecture accommodates 26% more solar panels than traditional roof-mounted systems and has been shown to generate more than 4% to 8% more energy, thanks to free air circulation that lowers the temperature of the module backplate by up to 15°C ”, said Goel.
The InRoof system can also be used for solar-powered parking lots, canopies and facades. Existing parking lots and sheds can easily be retrofitted with the InRoof components that are compatible with most prefabricated steel structures.
The company has invested in the production of the necessary components at its production facility in New Delhi. It is also developing a plug-and-play version of the InRoof system for premium residential households, which can be installed on terraces and balconies. It is expected to hit the Indian market in December.
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