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Designing tips to make a building solar-friendly

As the importance and benefits of solar energy become more widely known, the world progresses towards the maximum use of solar as a preferred resource.

To take up the maximum benefits of solar energy, it is advisable to incorporate solar resources into the design of your new residential or commercial building at the outset.

Here are a few building designing tips from JA Solar that you can consider while planning:

It is the most obvious but the most pertinent point to be considered while designing the building with an aim to install solar panels. There must not be any obstacles or obstructions that can reduce the reach or intensity of solar energy.

It is always advisable to design south-facing as much as possible so that your solar panels can get solar energy for the maximum time of the day. The orientation must not be in a northerly direction.

Rooftop Strength 
Installation of rooftop solar panels and their stand is a heavy task and it implies heavy weight on your roof. Therefore, the rooftop must be at least 6 inches to withstand the weight of the installation and keep your roof damage-free. 

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Source: EsiAfrica

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