SolutionsCompactFlat

Aerodynamic and tested base construction for elevated PV modules on flat roofs.

The aerodynamic system offers outstanding structural properties and requires significantly less ballast than other systems on the market. 

Thanks to the unique “spring effect” of the stand, the base structure adapts optimally to surface conditions.

Because the construction is not attached to fails, water drainage is ensured on all sides.

All base constructions for the CompactFLAT family are saved in our 3D engineering software AEROTool.

The AEROCOMPACT Customer Center can issue clear and competent project reports based on empirical data

COMPACTFLAT S

5°/10°/15°

COMPACTFLAT S

The system is part of the CompactFLAT product family and an aerodynamic South base construction for attaching and aligning PV modules on flat roofs.

It is available in 10° and 15° tilts, and in different row spacings. 

Thanks to the unique “spring effect” of the stand, the base structure adapts optimally to surface conditions. Because the construction is not attached to fails, water drainage is ensured on all sides. 

The CompactFLAT S has a 25-year warranty, has been tested in the wind tunnel, is certified in accordance with UL 2703 TÜV, and is delivered with pre-mounted protective mats.

All variants are tested and approved by TÜV Rheinland according to UL 2703 using load testing, and according to UL 1703 using fire testing.

The cable management for string wiring of module series is UL certified and available as an accessory to the base structure.

Technicaldrawings

  • COMPACTFLAT S
    S 5 – 335 mm Abstand
  • COMPACTFLAT S
    S 5 – 178 mm Abstand
  • COMPACTFLAT S
    S 10 – 527 mm Abstand
  • COMPACTFLAT S
    S 10 – 380 mm Abstand
  • COMPACTFLAT S
    S 15 – 790 mm Abstand
  • COMPACTFLAT S
    S 15 – 571 mm Abstand

Technicaldata

Description
Aerodynamic installation system for mounting framed PV modules on flat roofs
Applications
On foil and bituminous roofs with and without thermal insulation under the seal, as well as on concrete roofs. Adaptation for gravel and green roofs upon request
Module dimensions
950–1050 mm x 1475–2080 mm (width x length)
Mounting Tilt
5°, 10°, 15°, single side
Inter-Row Spacing
COMPACTFLAT S 5 (15 degree internal shadow angle): 335 mm COMPACTFLAT S 5 (30 degree internal shadow angle): 178 mm COMPACTFLAT S 10 (18 degree internal shadow angle): 527 mm COMPACTFLAT S 10 (25 degree internal shadow angle): 380 mm COMPACTFLAT S 15 (18 degree internal shadow angle): 790 mm COMPACTFLAT S 15 (25 degree internal shadow angle): 571 mm
Space to the ground
approx. 60 mm, may be less on gravel roof
Distance from roof edge
1200 mm (smaller edge distances upon request), roof areas F and G according to EN 1991-1-4 can be used
Roof Height
25 m (adjustment to taller buildings upon request)
Max. Roof Slope
Up to 5° possible without roof anchors, over 5°only with roof anchors
Max. array size
12 x 10 rows, 120 modules
Min. field size
2 rows for each 2 modules
Windload
2 (kPa)
Snowload
2 Compressive load COMPACTFLAT S Alpin up to 4.4 kN/m2
Dimensioning / stability verification
Software-supported based on wind tunnel testing
On-site requirements
Sufficient structural load-bearing capacity for the roof structure and building structure, and sufficient compressive strength for the roof structure, must be ensured on site. The General Terms and Conditions and Warranty Conditions and User Agreement apply.
Module approval
The list of approved modules is provided by AEROCOMPACT, individual approvals from the module manufacturer
Components
Module clamps with earthing pins, flat roof stand, wind deflector plates, ballast stones, optional side panels, ballast troughs, roof anchors
Materials
Load-bearing connection components made of aluminum EN AW 6060 T64, module clamps aluminum EN AW 6063 T66, screws made of stainless steel A2-70, wind deflector plates and ballast troughs steel with aluminum-zinc coating, protective mats made of non-woven polyester material

COMPACTFLAT S+

10°

COMPACTFLAT S+

Compact, tested base construction for double-sided elevated PV modules on flat roofs.

The system is part of the CompactFLAT product family and an aerodynamic EAST/WEST base construction for attaching and aligning PV modules on flat roofs. The system is available in 10° tilt and with different row spacing.

With just three main components, CompactFLAT S+ offers an outstanding price-performance ratio. The simple installation and good transport density of the innovative system saves time and resources while offering an inexpensive system price.

The aerodynamic design offers outstanding structural properties and requires significantly less ballast than other systems on the market. 

Thanks to the unique “spring effect” of the stand, the base structure adapts optimally to surface conditions. Because the construction is not attached to fails, water drainage is ensured on all sides.

CompactFLAT S+ is delivered pre-assembled, including newly developed protective mat with long-term durability testing.

Technicaldrawings

  • COMPACTFLAT S+
    PLUS – 297 mm Abstand
  • COMPACTFLAT S+
    PLUS – 464 mm Abstand

Technicaldata

Description
Aerodynamic installation system for mounting framed PV modules on flat roofs
Applications
On foil and bituminous roofs with and without thermal insulation under the seal, as well as on concrete roofs. Adaptation for gravel and green roofs upon request
Module dimensions
950–1050 mm x 1475–2080 mm (width x length)
Mounting Tilt
10°, double-sided
Inter-Row Spacing
COMPACTFLAT S+ (8-18 degree internal shadow angle): 464 mm COMPACTFLAT S+ (10 degree internal shadow angle): 297 mm
Space to the ground
approx. 60 mm, may be less on gravel roof
Distance from roof edge
1200 mm (smaller edge distances upon request), roof areas F and G according to EN 1991-1-4 can be used
Roof Height
max. 25 m (adjustment to taller buildings upon request)
Snowload
2 AEROCOMPACT Alpin up to 4.4 KN/m2 (Design value as load combination based on own weight, wind pressure and snow)
Max. Roof Slope
Up to 5° possible without roof anchors, over 5°only with roof anchors
Max. array size
12 x 8 double rows, 192 modules
Min. field size
1 double row each 2 modules
Windload
2 (kPa)
Snowload
2 Compressive load COMPACTFLAT + Alpin up to 4.4 kN/m2
Dimensioning / stability verification
Software-supported based on wind tunnel testing
On-site requirements
Sufficient structural load-bearing capacity for the roof structure and building structure, and sufficient compressive strength for the roof structure, must be ensured on site. The General Terms and Conditions and Warranty Conditions and User Agreement apply.
Module approval
The list of approved modules is provided by AEROCOMPACT, individual approvals from the module manufacturer
Components
Module clamps with earthing pins, flat roof stand, ballast stones, optional side panels, ballast troughs, roof anchors
Materials
Load-bearing connection components made of aluminum EN AW 6060 T64, module clamps aluminum EN AW 6063 T66, screws made of stainless steel A2-70, ballast troughs steel with aluminum-zinc coating, protective mats made of non-woven polyester material

COMPACTFLAT Z+

5°/10°

COMPACTFLAT Z+

Compact, tested base construction for large-surface, double-sided elevated PV modules on flat roofs.

The CompactFLAT Z+ is an aerodynamic “EAST/WEST base structure” for attaching and aligning framed PV modules on flat roofs. It is available in 5° and 10° tilts.

CompactFLAT Z+ makes it possible for the first time to achieve maximum utilization of flat roof space, making it important especially for large projects. Up to 30% more PV modules can be installed in the same area. 

The CompactFLAT Z+ facilitates the economic use of cleaning robots, since 2 to a max. of 4 PV modules can be attached in series. The aerodynamic design offers very good structural properties and requires significantly less ballast than other systems on the market.

The system has been wind tunnel tested according to the newest standards, is UL 2703 certified and has a 25 year warranty. All variants are tested and approved by TÜV Rheinland according to UL 2703 using load testing, and according to UL 1703 using fire testing.

The CompactFLAT Z+ system is saved in our 3D engineering software AEROTool. The AEROCOMPACT Customer Center can issue clear and competent project reports based on empirical data

Technicaldrawings

  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    Z2+ – 5°
  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    Z2+ – 10°
  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    Z3+ – 5°
  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    Z3+ – 10°
  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    Z4+ – 5°
  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    Z4+ – 10°
  • COMPACTFLAT Z+
    CompactFlat Z – Explosionszeichnung

Technicaldata

Description
Aerodynamic installation system for mounting framed PV modules on flat roofs
Applications
On foil and bituminous roofs with and without thermal insulation under the seal, as well as on concrete roofs. Adaptation for gravel and green roofs upon request
Module dimensions
950–1050 mm any width, length
Mounting Tilt
5°, 10°
Inter-Row Spacing
COMPACTFLAT Z4+: 400 mm for 8 modules COMPACTFLAT Z3+: 400 mm for 6 modules COMPACTFLAT Z2+: 400 mm for 4 modules
Space to the ground
approx. 85 mm, may be less on gravel roof
Distance from roof edge
500 mm, roof areas F and G according to EN 1991-1-4 can be used
Roof Height
max. 60 m (adjustment to taller buildings upon request)
Max. Roof Slope
Up to 5° possible without roof anchors, over 5°only with roof anchors
Max. array size
12 x 24 rows, 288 modules
Min. field size
1 double row each 2 modules
Windload
2 (kPa)
Snowload
2
Dimensioning / stability verification
Software-supported based on wind tunnel testing
On-site requirements
Sufficient structural load-bearing capacity for the roof structure and building structure, and sufficient compressive strength for the roof structure, must be ensured on site. The General Terms and Conditions and Warranty Conditions and User Agreement apply.
Module approval
The list of approved modules is provided by AEROCOMPACT, individual approvals from the module manufacturer
Components
Module clamps with earthing pins, flat roof stands, bottom rails, ballast holder, ballast stones, optional roof anchors
Materials
Load-bearing connection components made of aluminum EN AW 6060 T64, module clamps and bottom rails, aluminum EN AW 6063 T66, screws made of stainless steel A2-70, ballast troughs steel with aluminum-zinc coating, protective mats made of non-woven polyester material
Roof connection

Roof connection

AEROCOMPACT offers a refined hybrid solution for roofs that cannot withstand the added value of a photovoltaic system. The combination of roof attachment points and ballast reduces the overall weight of the system. This option is popular in seismically active areas to prevent the system from moving during an earthquake.

Micro inverter bracket

Micro inverter bracket

Update 2.1 provides a UL certified micro inverter and optimizer bracket.

Ballast troughs

Ballast troughs

This system variation with ballast troughs is primarily used in areas with high wind loads and roofs with loads. The primary advantages of this installation option are that more ballast can be used per module, and that the point load is evenly distributed over the roof. The ballast troughs are used if rooftop gravel is used as ballast. Gravel can be shoveled directly into the trough.

Cable management

Cable management

Our solution for string wiring rows is now UL certified and available as a standard product.

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UnbeatableAdvantages

  • Fully developed product

    The system combines optimal on site handling and high efficiency.

  • Short installation times

    Assembly is very simple, guaranteeing fast installation times.

  • Rust-free parts

    All supporting structures are made of aluminum or stainless steel.

  • Pre-mounted components

    All primary components are delivered pre-assembled from the factory.

  • Lightweight and short parts

    The design of our systems does not use any long or heavy components.

  • Comprehensive documentation

    Comprehensive documentation is available online for assembly, with descriptions and pictures.

  • Planning support by specialists

    Competent project support from our own industry specialists.

  • High-performing product portfolio

    Well-developed, tested quality in all product families.

  • Verifiable, tested safety, 25 year warranty

    Strict tests and quality inspections for maximum safety.

  • 3D supported calculation and structural software

    The Aerotool can also be used by customers.

  • Short installation times thanks to pre-assembled components

    Components can be installed without pre-assembly.

  • Comprehensive technical documentation

    Detailed documentation on components and assemblies.

  • AEROCOMPACT® partner program

    Take advantage of the benefits of strategic partnership.

  • High delivery capabilities

    Our own warehouse and high production capacities ensure short reaction times.

  • Compact transportation containers

    Improved transportation performance with slim components and optimized packaging.

  • Pre-mounted components

    Components can be installed without pre-assembly.

  • Engineering service

    Advising from internal AEROCOMPACT® industry specialists

  • Extensive marketing tools

    Sales support from communication specialists.

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