Farnborough Airport Project

Published on: 27 April 2016

Farnborough Airport Project

We were approached by SPE Engineers to look at supplying a bespoke rooftop solar support system that they had designed for Farnborough Airport.

Our solution: Rapidstrut ® Fixing System


The design was perfectly suited to our Rapidstrut ® Fixing System which has an extensive range of rail profiles and accessories for multiple applications. The system is optimised for quick and easy installation with electrical tools and also has our BIS Ultraprotect ® 1000 surface treatment for corrosion resistance.

Steve Pearce from SPE Engineers Ltd gives an overview of the project:Frame in progress

The framework chosen was a bespoke system designed by ourselves and supplied by Walraven. The project called for specific criteria in order to fit 50kWp onto the roof whilst minimising shading between panels. It soon became clear that a bespoke structure would be needed to accommodate 128 panels on one flat surface area in 4 rows of 32 panels. There was no product available designed to achieve this so we approached Walraven with our design. Walraven carried out design criteria calculations and came up with a very solid framework system that was delivered in pieces and constructed on site.”Frame side view

We are very pleased with the results, the system is designed and guaranteed to last a minimum of 25 years, and we think it is a practical, professional and good looking solution which enhances the overall look of the building.”


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