METALCON LIVE! - Metal Takes on Solar: Metal Roofers' Perspective on Solar Installation
Solar photovoltaics (PV) has been a rapidly growing energy sector in the U.S. and globally, with strong growth forecasted for the foreseeable future. In addition to its environmental benefits, solar PV is a sound investment, providing carbon-free electricity at lower costs than fossil fuels.
As important as the solar PV panels and equipment are to a long-lasting, high quality energy-producing asset, the platform on which the PV system is installed is also a critical piece of that asset. Rooftop solar has been a significant sub-sector of solar, allowing building owners and homeowners to install solar on their rooftops to create their own power plants.
And, as with solar PV equipment, it is important to understand various roof types and factors that impact solar installations and their service lives. Metal roofs are particularly suited for solar PV installations, with important advantages such as durability to outlast solar systems and sustainability that aligns with the environmental goals of solar PV energy.