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BioSolar – Combining Green Roofing and Solar Panels

A biosolar system combines the best elements of solar PV and green roofing and are increasingly popular with clients who need to comply with the Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) mandate. The green roof element supports the PV's operating temperature envelope, and the PV's wind and sun shade helps improve the diversity of vegetation.

As a result, biosolar roofs can contribute to a developments’ Urban Greening Factor (UGF). However, not all biosolar systems are the same and they must be properly designed, constructed and maintained

AccuRoof, working in partnership with Eco Green Roofs (EGR), designs, supplies, installs, and maintains the SolarNature biosolar system. Eco Green Roofs has decades of experience in green roof supply and maintenance. AccuRoof is part of SIG Roofing, the UK’s largest specialist merchant of roofing related products. Together we take an integrated approach to incorporating solar PV and green roof systems into your project and provide you with system agnostic advice.

Full Service for Biosolar Systems

  • Each scheme is designed for the conditions, to the GRO Green Roof Code and to your requirements for both new build and retrofit projects.
  • Our multidisciplinary team combines expertise in flat roofing, green roofing and solar PV for a smooth process.
  • Early involvement and scoping enables shade analysis and a bespoke system design, in order to support reliable yield forecasts.
  • Use your own PV provider or we can recommend one.
  • Access to AccuRoof’s wide range of insulation and waterproofing systems and British flora seed mix.
  • Maximise Biodiversity Net Gain on every available inch of your flat roof alongside blue roofs (if required) and integrated solar.
  • Integration with a wide range of AccuRoof recommended systems and a complete range of ancillaries.
  • Installation options are available, including EGR’s expert installer team in a full design, supply and fit package.
  • Rolling warranty for up to 20 years when adopting ERG’s SolarNature twice yearly maintenance plan.

The SolarNature Biosolar system

Light and sturdy aluminium box section frame designed for a flexible footprint.
Large span and adjustable height to take the largest PV panels on the market, including 2.384m panels.
Clip-in brackets drop in where you need them.
Installation is quick – as little as half the time of comparable systems.
Early design involvement and scoping maximises the yield and ensures output is true to design forecast.

SolarNature Biosolar FAQs

Yes.. With existing buildings, we can help find solutions to deal with loadbearing issues and to ensure that your existing roofing can match the lifespan of the biosolar system. Contact us for more details.

Energy produced from solar panels is subject to several factors, which is why the AccuRoof team will always design specifically to your site’s particular conditions. We have advised on several Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funded projects and also provide our expertise to industrial and commercial schemes

By designing the biosolar system to the local conditions, carrying out a detailed scoping exercise and a proper shade analysis, ensuring the correct height and spacing of panels, installing correctly and carrying out twice yearly maintenance.

AccuRoof and EGR’s approach to early involvement, bespoke design, expert installation and maintenance programmes are an efficient way to ensure a long-lived biosolar installation.

AccuRoof and EGR’s SolarNature biosolar system is designed specifically for the installation location, not only to maximise the benefits of your roof area but also to generate reliable yield forecasts.

By modelling the conditions, we can avoid the disappointment of a system that does not perform as predicted.

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