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Solar Panel Installations on Existing Structures

Tim D. Sass; Pe; Leed


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      <creatorName>Tim D. Sass</creatorName>
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  <titles>
    <title>Solar Panel Installations on Existing Structures</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2013</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Solar Panel</subject>
    <subject>Structures</subject>
    <subject>Structural Design.</subject>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2013-04-20</date>
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  <language>en</language>
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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>
    <description descriptionType="Other">{"references": ["National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden\nColorado 80401-3305t. 303-275-3000 www.nrel.gov., \"Technical\nReport NREL/TP-6A0-44073 Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PVGenerated\nElectricity for the United States\" by Paul Denholm and\nRobert Margolis, November 2008, www.nrel.gov.", "\"Performance of Solar Power Plants in India\", submitted to Central\nElectricity Regu-latory Commission New Delhi by Dr. BD Sharma,\nFebruary 2011, www.cercind.gov.in.", "The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Canberra, Australia,\nwww.pveducation.org/pvcdrom - an online calculator for estimating\nsolar panel effi-ciency, Christiana Honsberg and Stuart Bowden."]}</description>
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