Challenges we faced during installation of the solar power panels on the commercial building
The installation of solar power panels on the commercial building was not as simple as we had originally thought. Due to the unique design of the building, we faced several challenges along the way, but managed to get it done in less than two weeks! Here are some of the biggest challenges we faced during this job and how we overcame them!
Installing solar panels on uneven roofs
The solar panel installation process can be quite challenging, especially when you’re trying to install them on an uneven roof. Commercial buildings like hotels and hospitals often have large, flat roofs which are ideal for these systems. But when you get to smaller businesses with steeply pitched roofs, things can get difficult. This is a situation where a professional solar installer can help. They’ll survey your roof and give you their expert opinion on whether solar panels would make sense in your case. In some cases, it may be worth considering solar shingles instead. You should always consult with professionals before moving forward if you think solar might work for your business or organization—even if it seems relatively straightforward at first glance!
Installing solar panels where different types of roofs meet
It can be challenging to install solar panels where different types of roofs meet, so it’s important to have a clear understanding of how your solar panels will be installed prior to your solar panel consultation. To help you understand how differently angled roofs affect solar panel placement, let’s take a look at two different installations. In each case, both angles are able to accommodate at least one row of solar panels. The only difference is that in one case, there is a step-down from one roof onto another roof while in another case there is no step-down and the second roof sits right atop another roof. While it may seem like a minor detail, these differences make a big impact when installing solar panels. Because having solar panels sit lower on your roof will cut into usable space on your rooftop, moving or adding rows would change an otherwise easy install into something more complicated and time-consuming. This is because extra steps need to be taken when adding additional rows since you must run wiring across seams between panels if there are no other rows for them to connect with. So, if your solar system requires two rows but you only have room for one row, installing solar panels could prove much more difficult than expected—an outcome many homeowners want to avoid. Make sure that any solar company you’re working with understands how they will address challenges like these before signing anything! WASHINGTON CONSTRUCTION understands how to work around challenges like those discussed above, so give us a call at (360) 930-9744 today for an estimate on your new solar installation!
Adhering solar panel film to curved surfaces
All systems were going on our new solar panel installation—but applying our solar panel film to large surface areas required more planning than expected. We had to come up with innovative ways to attach it quickly and efficiently without falling behind schedule. This had become one of our biggest solar panel installation challenges. The crew over at the commercial project site was doing an amazing job. After all, for us, everything was riding on how smoothly we could install those solar panels; otherwise, none of us would end up satisfied with what we achieved there.
Applying solar panel film to large surface areas
The size of your solar panel system is one of its most important components, but taking into account how it will be installed—and installing it properly—is critical to ensuring that it produces maximum energy. When you’re preparing to install solar panel film onto large surface areas, take care to make sure you have an experienced team with years in business. At WASHINGTON CONSTRUCTION, our experts are ready to help you with installing solar panels onto your commercial or residential space.