d06 - Mounting and installation VF-AL


The basic construction and the materials for construction are described in guideline b6. This guideline shows the practical aspects and experience from the installation.


Components description

Anchor rod M8x110
Role: anchoring the bracket to the wall.


Drill bit diameter 10 mm
Anchor size M8
Anchor length 110 mm
Material composition Steel 8.8
Environmental conditions Outdoor, Underwater, fresh water
Approvals / test reports ETA, Fire
PROFIS software Yes




Injectable mortar HIT-HY 270 330/2

Role: Adhesive anchoring system for anchor fastenings in hollow and solid masonry


Base materials Concrete (aerated), Masonry (hollow), Masonry (solid), Some types of natural stone
Base material condition Dry, Wet
Cleaning procedures Compressed-air cleaning, Manual cleaning
Anchoring elements HIT-IC internally-threaded rods, HIT-SC mesh sleeves, HIT-S mesh sleeves, HIT-V threaded rods
Approvals / test reports ETA, Fire
Environmental conditions Indoor, damp conditions, Indoor, dry conditions, Indoor, ventilated facades, Outdoor
Mixer types HIT-RE-M
In-service temperature -40 – 80 °C
Installation tools HDM, HDE 500-A22


Mesh sleeve HIT-SC 16×85


Drill bit diameter 16 mm
Anchor size 8/10 mm
Anchor length 85 mm
Material composition Plastic
Environmental conditions Indoor, damp conditions, Indoor, dry conditions, Indoor, ventilated facades, Outdoor, Underwater, fresh water




Self-drill screw S-AD01S 5,5×19

Role: anchoring different parts of the system.(i.e. bracket-vertical profile)


Screw diameter d 5.5 mm
Length – L 19 mm
Drilling capacity range DC 1.5 – 4 mm
Thickness fastened range MF 1.5 – 10 mm
Washer size 12 mm
Screw drive/recess type Hexagon 8
Corrosion protection Stainless steel A2
Washer type Pressed-on
Base materials Aluminium


Vertical and Horizontal profiles.

Standard rectangular aluminum profile from the market. Main support structure for the BIPV modules.


Thickness 3 mm
Height 80 mm
Width 30 mm
Length 6 m


Framework installation

Wall conditions:
The wall must be even and free of obstacles, such as gutters, thick cable tubes or external pillars that would disrupt its flatness.

Installation steps:

The VF-AL modules have a special profile frame in its upper and lower edges, that allow the modules to fit one inside the others edge. See picture below.

Step 1 – The framework consists of vertical profiles, that are maximum 3 m long each and are fixed to the concrete wall, with the use of anchor rods. The rule of their placement on the wall is as follows:
Every module has to be fixed on two vertical profiles. This means that the distance between two vertical profiles must be 1100mm.
Every profile must be fixed on the wall with 3 anchor rods, one on the top, one at the bottom and one in the middle.

Step 2 – With the use of 4 Self-drill screws S-AD01S (2 up and 2 down) we fix the bottom line module on the two vertical profiles.
Step 3 – Above the previous module we mount the upper module by inserting its lower edge inside the upper edge of the previous. Repeat the same process for all modules.


  • Electricity Generator
  • Electric cutter
  • Mechanical level
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wrench
  • Rule
  • Scaffolding

Safety equipment

  • Protection glasses
  • Safety shoes
  • Gloves
  • Safety helmet
  • Safety belt


Text written by HERON, Greece