Solar Rooftop Decks
Solar Rooftop Decks in Washington, DC
Solar energy is quickly becoming one of the smartest
investments for homeowners who want to achieve independence from the electrical grid and reduce or eliminate energy costs.
The typical setup for a residential solar energy system is a rooftop installation on a pitched roof, although panels can also be affixed to flat roofs with great success.
If you’re a homeowner with a rooftop deck, you may think
solar power is not an option for your home. However, there are a few options you can consider that make it possible to generate solar power with panels on your deck.
Flat Mounting Solar Panels
One option to consider is mounting solar panels to the flooring of your rooftop deck. This requires that there is enough spare square footage to fit the array.
If your deck is full of furniture and other decorative structures, there's likely not enough room to fit an array that can power your whole home, but it can be an excellent supplemental source of energy.
The main advantage of this approach is being able to choose the optimal angle at which to set the panels for greatest energy production, which you can’t do on a pitched rooftop.
Solar Patio Structures
The most aesthetically pleasing way to incorporate solar panels onto your rooftop deck is to choose a solar pergola. These free-standing structures cover entertaining space and have solar panels installed on the top. Given that most finished rooftop decks need protection from harsh sunlight and rain, solar pergolas are a highly practical way to improve your rooftop deck environment while generating energy.
If you have an existing structure providing shade on your rooftop deck, you may be able to have solar panels installed on it. A reputable solar energy company can evaluate the structure to determine its suitability for solar panels in terms of the weight the materials and construction can bear.
Get the Most Out of Your Deck With Revolution Solar
If your Washington, DC or Maryland home has a rooftop deck with room for solar panels, Revolution Solar can help you make the most of the available space.
We use the most innovative technologies on the market to get the most energy out of small spaces, and our technicians are all highly skilled in installations that don’t damage your deck.
Call Revolution Solar today at (202) 827-6527 or contact us online to learn more about your solar rooftop deck options.