Commercial solar panel installation is usually easier than residential solar panel installation, for a few reasons, including roof type, room for the panels, and having to follow Homeowners Association rules that can come into play. For commercial solar panel installation, Lifetime Solar’s team of professionals assess your property and determine the optimal placement location for your solar power system.
Solar access laws protect property owners from being denied the right to install solar on their roof, they vary from state to state. In most cases, HOAs still have the right to place restrictions on how you install solar on your property.
Some of the common restrictions that HOAs and historic districts put on solar installations include requiring flush-mounted panels, prohibiting ground mounted solar panels, requiring that rooftop installations aren’t visible from the public right-of-way, and using equipment that matches the color of the roof. These sorts of restrictions can make it difficult, or costly, for a homeowner to go solar.
When commercial solar panel installation modules are rooftop mounted, they use the building structure and electrical system to minimize additional materials that would normally be required for ground mount and carport solar facilities. Net metered rooftop projects therefore bring a desirable financial benefit that outweighs most challenges.
Composite or built-up rooftops are common. These are often the easiest to work with because the material is readily available. Standing seam metal rooftops can be ideal for attaching commercial solar arrays because rooftop penetrations are not required to secure the array into place.
The modern roof membrane is generally a single ply membrane made of a variety of different materials. These single ply membranes can be excellent for rooftop solar arrays because they are long-lasting and easy to repair and maintain over time.
Working with a rock or gravel ballasted rooftop can be a challenge. In many locations the rocks will need to be removed to allow for the solar array mounting system to make positive contact with the roof surface. If the rocks are not moved, they will be pushed into the membrane and provide locations for water settling and intrusion.
Lifetime Solar secures all necessary permits, inspections, and utility interconnections for your installation. Our experienced and professional in-house solar installers will complete your installation consistent with all electrical and building codes and within the designated time-frame.
Lifetime Solar is your Midwest solar power system installer. We are licensed and insured and have over a decade of experience. With thousands of systems installed, we offer a manufacturer’s warranty (25 years on solar panels), on all parts we supply, and a five-year workmanship warranty. If you are considering residential or commercial solar for your home or business, please call (888) 477-8869, email [email protected], or visit our website: https://lifetimesolar.wpengine.com.