Keywords: renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, integration, grid connection, Romania, roof PV systems, PV installation
Building integration of 30 kWp photovoltaic system at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
A Building Integrated Photovoltaic Power System of 30 kWp was recently installed at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. It is the first grid-connected and largest PV system of the country. With this opportunity, an innovative non-penetrating system that uses the modules and mounting hardware as ballast was designed and implemented. Personnel with no previous experience with the roof PV systems, putting an innovative mounting system and documentation to the test, performed array installation. In the paper, the PV power system and its installation process are described, special attention being accorded to the complex mounting system. The provided information can be useful to anyone implementing a PV system.