Collector Mounting Options

When choosing a system there are a number of factors to consider. Almost any roof type is suitable, however a south facing arrangement could gain 100% of the light available during the day. If the roof was to face South-East or South- West there will be a reduction in yield by 5-10%.


Grant Solar collectors can be quickly and easily located above the roof tiles or slates using brackets and a mounting rail attached directly to the roof trusses. This system is available with fixing brackets suitable for all roof tile types including slates, on roof pitches ranging from 20° to 60°. The on-roof mounting system is supplied as standard with any Grant Solar Kit.


Installation of Grant Solar collectors set into the roof tiles or slates ensures a low-profile appearance.The roof surface beneath is closed within an aluminium weathering cassette incorporating flashings, drainage channels, etc. In new build applications this mounting option reduces roofing costs, as tiles are not required beneath the installation. (Note: for a reclaimed slate roof, the flashing may appear uneven. Please contact Grant for an alternative solution)


The flat-roof system is based upon the on-roof design. The mounting rails are fitted to a rigid inclined frame structure. This method allows the collectors to be positioned quickly and easily on a flat roof.

Solar Thermal Case Studies

Townsends take up renewables

Established in 1945, W.J Townsend & Son is a family run business providing domestic customers in Towcester and surrounding areas with a comprehensive range of plumbing and heating services. The business has been in the family for over 75 years with William John Townsend, founding the company. Andy his sonRead More

Waveney District Council benefits with Grant Solar

Waveney District Council’s Manor Court sheltered housing scheme in Lowestoft, has not only increased the efficiencies of energy usage through the use of renewable technologies from Grant UK, but is also generating revenue from the production of electricity via the Governments’ ‘Feed-in Tariff’ (FIT) scheme. The Council in conjunction withRead More

Grant Solar tops prestigious Ochre Yards development

Thanks to Grant UK, residents of Block 7, Bellway Homes’ latest phase of the prestigious Ochre Yards development in Gateshead are enjoying ‘free’ hot water. Installed by John N Dunn Group Ltd to satisfy local Building Regulation requirements, the fifteen collector on-roof Aurora Solar Thermal System will generate a minimumRead More

Grant Renewables provide solution for Grade II building

The Sail Loft, a Grade II listed building in Cowes on the Isle of Wight has undergone a major refurbishment to provide open plan office space for a charity which is looking to expand. To make the building as energy efficient as possible, a range of renewable technologies from GrantRead More

Grant renewables installed in hostel for homeless

  The Battery Street Hostel for Signpost Housing is a 46-bed homeless hostel situated in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth, built to provide housing for some of the city’s most vulnerable people.  Completed in July 2011 and located just off Union Street, the building replaced the Ship Hostel, which didn’tRead More

Green heating for 18th century estate

A historic Derbyshire country house, set in over 300 acres of trees and parkland is captivating visitors with its green approach to heating, by prominently displaying Grant Renewables in its gardens.  The magnificent family owned Locko Estate is the current ancestral home of the Drury-Lowe family.  It dates back toRead More