Designing a solar ready roof: EStablishing the conditions for a high-performing solar installation

Harvey Bryan, Hema Rallapalli, Jo Jin Ho

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Abstract

Designing the roof to be solar ready by preparing for future equipment installation can significantly reduce the amount of investment needed to make it feasible for photovoltaic (PV) installation. In this paper we examine the design constraints for solar feasibility on rooftops. We will outline a number of the considerations that should be taken into account during the process of designing the roof and allocating the equipment on the rooftop. The results will leave the roof clear of clutter and increasing the potential of the roof to accommodate the maximum number of PV panels. We generate a before and after example of how our criteria might be applied to a 40,000 ft2 Community Center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010
Pages4081-4110
Number of pages30
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 17 2010May 22 2010

Publication series

Name39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010
Volume5

Other

Other39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period5/17/105/22/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Bryan, H., Rallapalli, H., & Jin Ho, J. (2010). Designing a solar ready roof: EStablishing the conditions for a high-performing solar installation. In 39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010 (pp. 4081-4110). (39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010; Vol. 5).