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Solar Panel Installations on Existing Structures

Tim D. Sass; Pe; Leed

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      <creatorName>Tim D. Sass</creatorName>
    <title>Solar Panel Installations on Existing Structures</title>
    <subject>Solar Panel</subject>
    <subject>Structural Design.</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2013-04-20</date>
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    <description descriptionType="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.</description>
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