6 Considerations for Installing Rooftop Solar Panels on Warehouse Buildings

6 Tips for Installing Rooftop Solar Panels on Industrial Buildings min

Note that when installing rooftop solar power at a factory, there is a series of important elements that need to be implemented according to a certain standard, to ensure system performance and safety. Correct compliance with these notes not only helps optimize the use of solar energy but also ensures the stability and sustainability of the system.

We have applied these notes in many factory rooftop solar power projects from small to large scale, with more than 120+ projects that have been implemented and verified. Below are 6 important notes that we recommend for the installation process:

  • Scale, capacity, quality of solar power system: First, it is necessary to clearly determine the scale and capacity of the solar power system in accordance with the specific needs and conditions of the factory. At the same time, choose quality equipment to ensure system performance and durability.
  • Optimal design & installation plan: Choose a design and installation plan that optimizes performance, saves costs and fits the structure of the factory.
  • Legal regulations when implementing solar power projects: Need to fully comply with regulations and laws related to the installation of solar power systems, including permit procedures and related documents .
  • Regulations on connecting solar power systems: Before proceeding with installation, it is necessary to clearly understand the regulations on connecting solar power systems to the public power grid to ensure safety and compliance with technical standards. art.
  • Fire prevention and fighting regulations when implementing solar power projects: It is necessary to comply with fire prevention and fighting regulations during the installation process to ensure safety for the system and workers.
  • Operation & maintenance of solar power system: After completing installation, it is necessary to establish a periodic operation and maintenance plan to maintain the performance and longevity of the system in the long term.

Complying and properly implementing these notes not only helps optimize system performance but also ensures safety and stability for the factory and surrounding environment.

In the notes above, VREnergy will clearly state why and how we implement them most effectively!

Scale, capacity, quality of solar power system

First note – The scale, capacity, quality of the solar power project that VREnergy implements will begin with the Research – Actual Survey phase. During this period, our team will focus on the purpose of exploiting solar power to determine the appropriate scale, capacity and quality for the system.

The research phase is an opportunity for VREnergy to better understand the specific needs and conditions of the factory, thereby determining the appropriate scale and capacity. We will also propose many installation solutions to ensure investment efficiency and implementation costs of the system.

Installing a solar power system for factories is the optimal solution to help businesses save electricity costs, improve operational efficiency and contribute to environmental protection. However, for the system to operate effectively and durably, choosing the appropriate scale, capacity and quality plays an extremely important role.

First note - Scale, capacity, quality of the solar power project
First note – Scale, capacity, quality of the solar power project

During this period, there are 4 main tasks that we perform to ensure the scale, capacity and quality of the solar power system:

  1. Collect information about the factory: VREnergy’s survey team will collect information about the roof structure, environmental conditions and energy needs.
  2. Research installation options: there are 3 important factors to consider: Roof direction; Roof slope; Installation location.
  3. Design a suitable system installation solution: Based on the two factors (1) and (2) above, the VREnergy team will design detailed drawings and propose “OWN” solutions for customers.

Performing these tasks helps us determine the scale, capacity and quality of the most suitable solar power system for the factory, thereby ensuring performance and safety during operation.

Optimal design & installation plan

From the survey results on the scale, capacity, and quality of the solar power system, we will move to the overall planning phase and specify in detail the issues that need to be implemented to implement the solar power system. Design, install and complete the system.

Based on the actual survey, this is the time to decide the EFFICIENCY of deploying a solar power system in terms of “How should the solar power system be designed to optimize the highest performance?”, “In the long run.” for a long time, did you encounter any problems?

Developing design and installation methods helps ensure the quality of solar power equipment in the existing system and builds the foundation of the project, ready to deploy for the next phase.

Design and installation are two important factors that determine the performance of a solar power system
Design and installation are two important factors that determine the performance of a solar power system

Optimal design:

Solar power systems need to be designed by a professional technical team with in-depth knowledge of solar energy and factors affecting the system’s performance.

The design process needs to ensure optimal solar energy collection efficiency, including:

  • Determine the optimal direction and tilt angle for the panels.
  • Choose the appropriate type of battery panel and inverter.
  • Calculate loads and wiring.
  • Ensure the system is safe and meets technical standards.

Professional installation:

The installation of solar power systems needs to be carried out by a team of highly skilled, experienced workers and well-trained in electrical system construction techniques.

The construction process needs to ensure:

  • Strictly comply with technical processes and standards.
  • Use specialized tools and safety equipment.
  • Install the system firmly, safely and effectively.
  • Check and accept the system carefully before handing over.

Design and installation are two important factors that determine the performance of a solar power system. Choose a professional team to ensure the system is optimally designed and constructed

Legal regulations when implementing solar power projects

Besides paying attention to operational efficiency, you also need to pay attention to compliance with legal regulations to ensure the system is installed and operated legally.

Need to complete legal procedures (depending on project scale)

Construction permit:

  • It is necessary to apply for a construction permit for a rooftop solar power system if the system has a load-bearing structure, a roof, a dome, or changes to the load-bearing structure of the building.
  • License application documents include: Proposal, design drawings, design explanations, cost estimates,…

Power purchase agreement:

  • Sign a power purchase contract with the local power company to sell excess electricity from the solar power system.
  • The contract needs to clearly stipulate contents such as: electricity purchase price, contract term, payment method, etc.
Power purchase contract for rooftop solar power system
Power purchase contract for rooftop solar power system

Please proactively learn and fully implement legal procedures to ensure the system operates safely, effectively and legally.

Regulations on connecting solar power systems

To ensure safety and efficiency during use, connecting the solar power system to the national grid needs to be done properly and comply with electrical safety regulations.

  1. Regulations on technical connection:
  • The solar power system needs to be connected through a grid inverter, which has the function of converting direct current from the solar power system into alternating current suitable for the national grid system.
  • Connection must ensure technical requirements on voltage, frequency, capacity and power factor.
  • It is necessary to use equipment and materials that comply with technical and electrical safety standards.
  1. Regulations on electrical safety:
  • It is necessary to comply with electrical safety regulations during the construction and operation of the solar power system.
  • Solar power systems need to be equipped with safety protection devices such as circuit breakers, circuit breakers, lightning protection systems, etc.
  • It is necessary to periodically check the solar power system to ensure safety and operational efficiency.
  1. Procedures for connecting the solar power system:

Registration documents:

  • Application for connection to solar power system.
  • Certificate of land use rights or housing ownership.
  • Construction permit (if any).
  • Solar power system design diagram.
  • Minutes of acceptance of solar power system.

Implementation process:

  • Submit registration documents to the local power company.
  • The power company will survey and evaluate the connection possibility.
  • Sign a contract to connect the solar power system.
  • Construction of solar power system connection.
  • System acceptance and handover.

Complying with regulations on solar power system connection is extremely important to ensure safety, efficiency and legality. Be proactive in learning and following the regulations so that your solar power system brings you maximum benefits.

Regulations on fire protection when implementing solar power projects

Ensuring fire safety for solar power systems is extremely important to minimize the risk of fire and explosion, protecting property and people.

  1. Fire protection equipment:
  • Solar power systems need to be equipped with fire protection equipment as prescribed by law, including: Fire extinguishers; Fire alarm system; Automatic fire suppression system.
  • Fire protection equipment needs to be periodically inspected and maintained according to regulations to ensure effective operation when necessary.
  1. Fire and explosion prevention measures:
  • Installing the electrical system: Use good quality electrical wires, suitable for the capacity of the system; Install a lightning protection system to protect the system from the risk of lightning strikes.
  • Installation location: Install the solar power system in a well-ventilated location, easily accessible for inspection and maintenance; Keep a safe distance between solar panels and flammable materials.
  • Operational management: Regularly check the solar power system to early detect fire and explosion risks; There should be safe operating procedures and instructions for using the system for users. Raise fire prevention awareness for officials, employees and system users.
  1. Learn about legal regulations:
  • Investors and project owners need to comply with regulations on fire prevention and fighting in “Regulations on fire prevention and fighting for houses and buildings ” issued with Decree No. 136/2020/ND-CP .
  • Consult with fire prevention authorities for specific instructions on fire and explosion prevention measures for solar power systems.

Operation & maintenance of solar power systems

Installing a solar power system is the optimal solution to help save electricity costs, improve operational efficiency and contribute to environmental protection. However, for the system to operate effectively and sustainably, operation and maintenance need to be carried out methodically and professionally.

Operate efficiently

Follow supplier instructions:

  • Carefully refer to the supplier’s operating instructions to clearly understand how the system works and what to note when using it.
  • Use the system according to instructions to ensure safety and effectiveness.

System tracking and monitoring:

  • Regularly monitor and monitor system operations through monitoring systems or measuring devices.
  • Record and save operating data to evaluate system performance.

Resovle problem:

  • Understand common problems and how to handle them.
  • Contact the supplier or maintenance unit when encountering complex problems.

Periodic maintenance

Checking daily:

  • Periodically check the solar power system as recommended by the supplier, at least every 6 months.
  • Check items such as: battery panels, wires, inverters, lightning protection systems, etc.
  • Detect damage and potential risks early and fix them promptly.

Recognition of minimally effective recognition

System cleaning:

  • Clean solar panels periodically to ensure energy harvesting efficiency.
  • Use specialized and safe cleaning solutions for solar panels.

Professional maintenance:

  • Use professional maintenance services from reputable units to ensure the system is maintained properly.
  • Sign a periodic maintenance contract to ensure the system is maintained regularly and effectively.

Operating and maintaining the solar power system is necessary work to ensure the system operates effectively, safely and durably. Please carry out operation and maintenance according to the supplier’s instructions and use professional maintenance services so that the solar power system brings you maximum benefits.

Conclude

Installing a factory rooftop solar power system brings many benefits to businesses. However, for the system to operate effectively and safely, you need to pay attention to the above. Choose a reputable unit for professional consultation, design, installation and maintenance of solar power systems.