Automate Installation of Solar Material Direct to Plywood Roof
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Automate Installation of Solar Direct to Plywood
Smart solar material is installed directly onto a plywood roof via Roof Robot. Factory fabricates material, cuts strips as needed, and places them into a large shipping tube. At the building site a truck mounted mechanical arm places tube onto a roof robot.
Standardize Robotic Construction Vehicle (RCV)
MA2 designs a standard Robotic Construction Vehicle (RCV) that consists of a flatbed truck and a mechanical arm. Robots attach to the end of the arm via a mechanical, electrical and software standard defined by MA2 engineers. Multiple robots are stored on the back of the truck. Mechanical arm moves robots between truck bed and roof truss as needed.
Walls are Important Too
MA2 devises a system for attaching 1m to 2m wide rolled made-to-order material to walls & roof, with overlapping joints for rain water. 1m to 2m wide material is attached via removable horizontal & vertical rails (gray in illustration). Factory removes material for windows via sheer or mill.
Mounting System For Roof/Walls that supports Removal
Horizontal metal rail (blue) attaches to plywood (brown). Metal pins protrude from rail (violet) & interface with solar material both above (orange) & below (red) rail. Horizontal stainless steel cover (green) bolts to base rail (blue) via bolts. Material edges are affixed to roof or wall via removable rails.
Longevity Reduces Cost
To achieve longevity we work with stable materials. Plastic, rubber, caulking, tar, asphalt, wood and paint are not stable over long periods of time due to ultraviolet decomposition and decay from oxidation and rot. Therefore, glass, stainless steel, anodized aluminum and copper are materials of choice.