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Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to enter solar roof tiles in to the software. I have tried to create my own panel by changing the width and lenght, but as you can see in the picture I also need to shift the whole panels 45 degrees. Is there any way this can be done? 

 

The image is of sunstyle, which is the roof tile that I want to use. 

 

All help or tips is appreciated!

Solar Roof SUNSTYLE® | SUNSTYLE™ solar roof – fully integrated solar roof |  Photovoltaic roof shingle

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Hi Sondre207,

welcome to the forum!

I looked into the data sheet of the shingles by Sunstyle (attached).

PV*SOL is limited to rectangular shaped modules which results in difficulties with the modules at the roof edges. You could turn the modules by 45° degrees but then you cannot use the whole roof space.

Assuming a rather big roof so this little workaround doesn't affect the results too much I would recommend creating 4 different modules (basic, top, bottom, left/right with the values from the data sheet) and install them perpendicular to the edges taking into account the different areas.

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This does not have the shingle roof look but I would guess for middle sized roofs and above you will have a very good estimate.

I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Frederik

Data_Sheet_Solar_Roof_SUNSTYLE_E.pdf

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Hi Frederik,

 

Thank you very much for the reply, I will try to do as suggested. I think this will work well enough, compared to the energy simulation.

 

As regards to getting a cool look on the project, I was wondering if you could tell me how it is possible to turn the modules 45 degrees? Then I will maybe try with a black roof background, and we will see how it goes.

 

Thank you very much for a good forum, with quick and thorough answers.

 

Alle the best!

Sondre

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Hi Sondre207,

I must admit I missed your question. Sorry about that.

Within the graphical allocation (2D) this is possible:

  1. Set installation type to Mounted - roof
  2. Uncheck Roof parallel and set a different module orientation
  3. Change the module inclination to 0°
  4. Change the row distance from 1m back to 0.005m to get rid of the default row distance

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In 3D you can achieve a similar effect by using module mounting:

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which results into this configuration:

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The problem is you cannot get rid of the mounting system as far as I'm concerned.. You can get rid of the mounting system by setting height of bottom edge to 0.

Best regards,
Frederik

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  • 8 months later...

Hi again Frederik,

Hope you are still here :D

In a way, what we did last time, works. The only problem is that when you install these panels to the roof, they are installed laying on top of eachother (see image). This is taken from the software tool of the sunstyle-manufactor.

That means that the area is no longer 870x870, but a little less. I have tried to work out some solutions, but none that has worked so far.

I understand I am asking a lot here, but do you have any suggestions? :) 

 

Have a nice day!

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