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Solar Intallations – SANS Requirements

  • Installers must ensure that the roof structure is able to support the solar system

(SANS10106:20145.3.1)

  • Where it is not possible to comply, a professional engineer or registered technologist must design the installation in such a way that the safety and performance principles of the standard are incorporated.

(SANS 10254 2017 4.1.1.2 and SANS10106 2014 4.1.7)

  • Water heaters or storage tanks with a capacity of 200 litres or more may not be attached to a wall.

(SANS 120252-1 2012 8.4.6.5)

  • The solar system must be installed in such a way that it does not accelerate the deterioration of the roof.

(SANS 10400-L, SANS 10243, and SANS 10252-1)