publication . Conference object . Other literature type . Article . 2013

solar panel installations on existing structures

Tim D. Sass; Pe; Leed;
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  • Published: 20 Apr 2013
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Abstract
The rising price of fossil fuels, government incentives and growing public aware-ness for the need to implement sustainable energy supplies has resulted in a large in-crease in solar panel installations across the country. For many sites the most eco-nomical solar panel installation uses existing, southerly facing rooftops. Adding solar panels to an existing roof typically means increased loads that must be borne by the building-s structural elements. The structural design professional is responsible for ensuring a new solar panel installation is properly supported by an existing structure and configured to maximize energy generation.
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free text keywords: Engineering, business.industry, business, Civil engineering, Solar Panel, Structures, Structural Design.
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publication . Conference object . Other literature type . Article . 2013

solar panel installations on existing structures

Tim D. Sass; Pe; Leed;