Roof Loads and Solar Energy

June 23, 2010

Thanks to improvements in technology performance and installation best practices – along with decreased costs, robust financial incentives, and creative financing options, like power purchase agreements – installing a solar energy system is more feasible than ever.

As a result, solar will be in high demand for the retrofit projects and new construction projects you’re working on. For your next building project, make sure you consider the cost of designing the building so it can safely hold the weight of a solar energy system in case your client ever decides to install one.

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