Published in Buildings.com
Commercial buildings’ rooftops are constantly being bombarded with free energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on roofs and even over parking spaces can be an efficient way of collecting that natural energy, as well as utilizing otherwise unused space. Knowing what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to installing the panels, however, can be a tricky process to navigate in the growing solar panel industry.
“Whether you believe in climate change or not, many of your tenants or employees probably do. Adding solar panels to a building not only reduces our use of fossil fuels and decreases carbon emissions, but it makes a statement to your tenants or employees that their health and wellbeing matters,” says Michael Carnahan, vice president and general manager of Scalo Solar Solutions. The Pittsburgh-based company creates solar power and energy solutions for commercial properties and local residences.