Solar panels on a slate roof?

solar panel on slate roof

Can solar panels be installed on a slate roof?

With careful planning it’s possible to install solar panels on a slate roof to ensure a proper installation without damaging the roof or compromising its integrity.

We can you guide you through this process and work with any experienced solar installers who have expertise in working with slate roofs, however some things to consider before installation are:

Assess the condition of the current slate roof. Ensure that the slate roof is structurally sound and free from any damage or deterioration that could affect the installation process or the stability of the solar panels.

Slate roofs are heavy, and adding the weight of solar panels and mounting equipment can further stress the roof structure. It’s best to work with a structural engineer to determine if the roof can support the additional weight of the solar array safely.

Choose a mounting system specifically designed for slate roofs. This may involve using specialised hooks or brackets that attach securely to the slate without causing damage.


If you have questions or would like more information about installing solar panels on a slate roof, contact Matthew directly.