Our intention is that our research will benefit the entire industry by making roof-mounted solar arrays more viable for a variety of building types.
Huntersville, NC (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
Following up on a ground-mounted guidelines report, DCE Solar recently released its second report in an ongoing series to enhance adoption and implementation of solar arrays. The latest report focuses on the unique needs of roof-mounted arrays and the special considerations necessary for successful installation and peak performance.
“We’ve worked hand in hand with commercial roofing contractors and consultants to identify designs that ideally address the needs of existing roofs as well as new roof installations,” said Bill Taylor, CEO of DCE Solar. “Our intention is that our research will benefit the entire industry by making roof-mounted solar arrays more viable for a variety of building types.”
Some of the more compelling findings in the report include a need for reduced pressure on roofing membranes, ballast blocks that resist corrosion, and streamlined wire management to ensure proper drainage from rooftops. Solutions for these challenges included usage of racking systems with galvanized construction, footings that reduce membrane contact with metal structure, higher-density ballast blocks, and integrated wire management… all of which are standard design features of DCE Solar’s Eco-Top Product Line.
Often regarded as among the most challenging of installations for solar arrays, roof top systems also present the greatest opportunity for the expansion of solar as it requires no additional property area to house the array.
“The more we can do to simplify the installation, reduce unexpected maintenance, and enhance overall performance, the more likely it will be that contractors and roofing professionals will be eager to add solar arrays to the list of services they offer their clients,” continued Taylor. “These are key players in the growth and the expansion of the industry, and we’re committed to supporting them with knowledge and insight.”
Those wishing to download the latest report on roof-mounted solar arrays can access it at http://www.dcesolar.com/docs/Roof-Mounted-Solar-Arrays.pdf or may request a PDF copy through info(at)DCESolar(dot)com. To subscribe to receive further Implementation Library publications as they become available, please fill out the form at http://www.dcesolar.com/contact-us. The company’s next scheduled report will be about ground-mounted arrays in locations where soil penetration is not advised or possible. More information about DCE Solar, its products, and its approach can be found at the brand’s new website: http://www.DCESolar.com.