Best Practices for Rooftop Solar Installations


While a building’s roof is an excellent location for solar power, it is not without hazards. Improper PV installation can void your roof warranty and create weatherproofing problems. Building owners should be aware of these issues and other important considerations before investing in a rooftop photovoltaic system.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology and types of rooftop PV systems.
  • Identify the factors that affect a PV system installation, such as shading, panel layout and rooftop loads.
  • Learn about important considerations to contemplate when deciding on a rooftop PV system, such as service life and warranty issues.
  • Understand the applicable building codes and standards and other design and installation considerations for rooftop PV systems.

From Our Partner

Maciek Rupar

Director of Technical Services

Maciek Rupar, an NRCA technical director, joined NRCA in January 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Before joining NRCA, he held technical positions with two roofing materials manufacturers for seven years. For NRCA, he is responsible for responding to requests for technical assistance, maintaining and developing technical documents, and performing staff liaison duties for several NRCA technical committees.