The addition of a commercial solar system on your building calls for a professional solar panel structural roof analysis for business planning. BE Structural engineers have experience and training to assess the structure for solar panel rooftop installation.
Residential roofs are not usually designed for the weight of solar systems or for the foot traffic that installation and maintenance brings. Our structural engineers will make sure that your roof can handle the load and lift of the panels with a roof structural condition assessment and will recommend reinforcements, if necessary. The engineer will also check that the mounting system chosen is capable of withstanding the wind uplift loads in your area. Learn more >>
Commercial Solar Clients
Ground Mounted Systems:
Most people assume that all solar energy panels go on the roof. That’s the most common place for solar panels, but it’s not the only place. In some cases, it makes more sense to install them on the ground, as is the case with ground mounted solar systems. Learn more >>
In some cases, it makes more sense to install solar panels elevated above the ground as an overhead canopy. These installations result in a shaded area underneath the panels. Solar canopies can be used for parking lots, walkways, bus stops, patio covers, pool awnings and other commercial overhead applications. Learn more >>
Solar skids are designed and engineered with mobility in mind. Our engineers have experience doing structural analysis of skid mounted solar power systems. Learn more >>
Agricultural Solar Clients
In some cases, it makes more sense to install solar panels on an agricultural building, such as a barn, instead of on the rooftop of a home. These systems are a good option if your home’s roof is too small or has insufficient sun-facing surface area, if the complex design of your home’s roof makes it more expensive or even impossible to install solar panels, or if you don’t like the look of solar panels on your home’s roof.
Additionally, for barns in remote areas where electricity doesn’t reach, solar power can be a better choice than paying a utility to provide the infrastructure necessary to supply power from the grid. Learn more >>