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Modern Exterior
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How are the solar panels supported and what output would they generate
How durable are solar panels ? We have sofball size hail here in OK
are those solar panels for roof hangover
Solar panels as overhang and glass garage door
using solar panels - as a visual and functional
Like the location of the solar panels.
solar also acting as sun and rain overhang
solar panels veranda roof easy clean/maintain
solar, not only for your roof top
I love the positioning of these solar panels
Solar panels arranged to form shade
orientation is right. See more high design with solar panels
Solar panels. Suggestions for energy efficiency were a big theme throughout the thread. There are so many new and attractive ways to incorporate these panels these days.
“solar panel awnings! yes” — cisanne
TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design
5 Reviews
Enivronmentally Friendly
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What type of solar panels are these and where can i buy them?
I would like a metal roof and solar panels on my home being built in Arizona
Solar strips inbetween the standing seam roof. It sticks on.
metal roof embedded with solar panels
slick integration of solar PV panels between standing seams of metal roof
Look for a solar pro who:Offers a strong warranty. Be sure the inverter is covered for at least 10 years and the panels are covered for 20 to 25 years.Uses panels made by a manufacturer based in the
“Solar” — lorilundy
ZeroEnergy Design
10 Reviews
Living Green Roof with Solar Panels
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Living Green Roof with Solar Panels
Modern Cape Cod green home earned LEED Gold certification for green features including solar electric, a green roof, and the use of sustainable materials. Construction by Cape Associates. Photos by Michael J Lee. Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design. www.Zeroenergy.com
Can you please give me more information on the solar electric? Any information would be helpful. Thank you!
The solar electric system is set on a flat roof with an angled racking system, and has two rows of panel set behind each other, for a total of approximately 2.5kW. Initial estimates put the production at about on third of the homes requirements, but it has actually been producing closer to half. Also
“Cedar siding” — jillsvavala
Modern Exterior
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Hi there can you tell us how the solar panels are held up?
Where can I get solar panel shades
solar panel roof overhang - part 2
solar panels may be worth thinking of. Oboma
could we do this for solar panels since we can't put on roof?
use of solar pv for shading
solar panels as awnings. that. is. so. cool.
The solar panel, very similar to what I want to achieve
solar panels used as awning -brilliant idea!
While it's a common practice to put solar panels on the roof, this multi-family project by Pb Elemental uses them as canopies overlooking the garden. In this case it's important to coordinate the panels with the adjacent landscaping, so the latter does not block the sun; otherwise the panels might be
“horizontal cedar planks mounted on cedar/pine posts with gravel/stone underneath and native grasses” — saunders1019
hatch + ulland owen architects
West Lake Residence: Exterior
Ideabooks1,351
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modern, barrel vault, curved, galvanized metal roof, ipe wood, solar panels
Lease, buy or finance? Solar leases have become an increasingly popular option as a way to defray the up-front costs. Leasing companies will also usually pay for repairs and maintenance.However, a permanent installation not only comes with tax advantages, but it will also likely increase the value of
“Roof” — mjht417
Arkin Tilt Architects
1 Review
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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Solar panels can be on the ground
a different place for solar panels (not on the roof)
efficiency to your house, look into a solar water heater. Pickering has laid out all the details of what to expect in costs, savings and time allotted for the project, and a solar water heater is far more attainable than I had ever thought.Full story: How to Add a Solar Water Heater
S. Department of Energy estimates that monthly bills drop by 50 to 80 percent after a solar water heater is installed. An excellent page on its website can help you estimate initial costs and the payback of a solar water heating system. In the U.S. also check DSIRE, a database of state and national
installation of a solar hot water system and its components shouldn’t take much more than a week, and sometimes less. Best time to do this project: Anytime your roof isn’t covered in snow. Start planning now for an installer to come out to your house when spring hits.
“Energy size” — annrobb
GO LOGIC
1 Review
The GO Home Passive House
Ideabooks2,999
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What are the specs for the solar panels? Output, brand, etc. How much power do they put in to the grid at a given time(full sunny day versus cloudy)?
Any suggestions for finding a bank that is passive solar friendly?
drainback Secusol solar thermal system. Perfect for Passiv Homes http://usa.wagner-solar.com/heat/products/solar-heating-systems/hot-water-systems/secusol-hot-water-system.html
We used fixed windows on the south facade to maximize passive solar gain and thermal
There are solar thermal systems that are reasonably simple to install. I'm sure there are lots of websites where one can learn to do it, get a parts list, etc. Solar electric panels generally require knowledge of the electrical code and would be best left to a licensed electrician or certified solar installer
“Go passive ideal” — Keith Browning
Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses
7 Reviews
The New Farmhouse
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Love the low visual impct of the solar panels. Brand/Model please?
good way to blend roof solar panels.
solar panels with low visual impact
solar panels on traditional farmhouse look,
eco aspects of this build i.e. solar panels and recycled materials
metal roof blends solar panals, large front porch
solar panels blend in the roof
solar panels blend into metal roof!!
The house could easily be mistaken for a circa-1890s farmhouse — but a second look reveals the solar panels, which almost blend in with the metal roof. Churchill says that often when people design a modern farmhouse, they reference something like what a member of the landed gentry might have resided
“Photo voltaic cells on roof” — kirtianand
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