Solar Outdoor Structures


I. Outdoor Solar System - Business or Residential                               

New buildings with concrete roof but a lot of air conditioners

For older buildings or houses that have leaking roof or special tiles, slopes are not facing true South and could not get maximum power generation. Try outdoor independent  galvanized metal structures.  For sun shading, rain sheltering and solar roof.  These nice structures are multifunctional!  And candidates for Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations,  install chargers for EV drivers!

Federal tax incentives, 30% tax Credit for Purchases on Renewable Energy Equipment.

Adding all the rebates and incentives, you maybe only paying 30% of the total cost!  Check it out by sending your utilities bill to us by fax 626-316-7223 or email , will help you to size a suitable system, find rebate and tax credits!  

===> Other states check for local rebate programs!

Solar Carports

Solar Patios

Solar Trellis

Solar Tracker

II. Solar Awnings, Overhangs - Active PV + Passive Solar Shading

Instead of conventional Canvas Awning that faded by weather, {V design can use the awnings for harvesting solar energy and also providing shades for

the building's windows.  To save indoor cooling expense for the Summers and also allow sun lights in Winters!  Details please see Passive Solar!

III. Solar Ark (Sanyo) & Solar Town (Kyocera)


IV. Accessories for outdoor structures, Colorful Composite Plastic Parking blocks!

V. Fire Safety:  

    Install outdoor independent metal structures like carports, patios, Gazebos, avoiding using roof.   

     Fire fighters needs to break hole on roof to let the flames out, PV array will be a problem.  

     And high up on the roof, PV array is not easy to clean.  A ground metal structure one story high, 

     easy to hose it clean once a month to keep maximum power output!

New Fire Guideline: DC panels needs walkways and access points on rooftops but not AC panels.

It is not uncommon in the US for the DC voltage of string arrays to exceed 800V under no load conditions. The potential electrical hazard may restrict firefighter’s access to the roof and undermine their ability to save lives. Firefighters typically open large holes in the roofs of burning structures to ventilate out hot gasses and fumes. Such gasses and fumes suffocate trapped people/animals and can explode.

On April 22, 2008, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Office of the State Fire Marshal issued the Photovoltaic Installation
Guideline that requires major walkways and access points on rooftops with PV installations.

Although the guideline helps in saving lives, it does not eliminate the danger of high voltage string PV arrays. Furthermore, the guideline severely limits available spaces on the roofs for PV modules rendering many roofs uneconomical for PV installations.

Read more about the concerns:  PV Safety  and Fire-Fighting


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