Types of Solar Installation and Opting for the Right Solar Installation Based on your Roof Type

Solar power installations have been growing in India. It has zero production cost and is a clean source of energy. According to India’s geographical conditions, we receive adequate solar resources throughout the year. To utilize these natural resources, the installation of solar panels has been growing at an impressive pace. And that takes us to the verge of being the world’s biggest solar energy-producing country.

Let’s discuss the types of Solar module mounting and non-penetrating roof-type structures to decide what suits you the best.

Types of the Solar Mounting Structure 

Choosing the most out of solar energy is crucial to selecting the suitable mounting structures for your solar panel system. Since it is an expensive investment, thorough consideration should be given to choosing mounting systems.

  • Flush mounts

Flush mounts are designed to lay flush and mounted on a roof surface. The solar panels are secured with metal clips that hold the panel in place. They leave about a few inches of space between the roof and the bottom of the panel. It is comparatively inexpensive and suitable for domestic purposes. Roof mounts help in protecting your roof along with the solar panels. They are flexible and do not interfere with roof drains.

  • Ballasts types

Ballasts type use the weights to hold the solar panels on the surface of your roof. It is a better system for larger panels. They do not require roof penetrations, and this type allows panels for a tilt of up to 20 degrees for good solar exposure.

  • Hybrid mounts

As the name suggests, it’s the combination of a flush and ballasted mounts. These mounts are expensive and take up most of the space of your roof. They use unique structure elements to accommodate the roofs that can’t support either. Hybrid is fast to install and allows the custom design based on factors like wind and load-bearing capacity of the roof.

  • Roof ground mounts

Roof ground mounts are identical to the standard ground mount types but can be installed on the roof. It is adjustable for maximum solar exposure throughout the year. Depending on your roof type, this works better than the flush mount.

Non-penetrating roof-type structures

Some people like non-penetrating solutions for their sloped roofs. Non-penetrating roof type structure is ideal for sloped, RCC, or sheet roofs.

Their main concern is water leakages and compromise of roof stability due to multiple drilling. The steps to get them are:

  1. The surface is buffed to have a firm attachment between the sheet roof and the mounting structure.
  2. The adhesive is precisely applied onto the sheet roof, where the structure is fixed.


Before investing in solar panels, know your roof type and what will work best for you. Eurolite Solar provides secure and sound solar system installations to avoid the problems like low sunlight exposure or damage due to high wind.