Solar power is a smart way to "Capture the Power" of the sun to save you money, save our natural limited resources across the United States and save our planet.
How do structural engineers help the solar power industry?
A-1 Engineering has been providing structural engineering services to the solar panel industry since 2011. As structural engineers, we help the solar power industry by:
1) Structural Capacity Assessment of Existing Buildings
2) Structural Analysis of Solar Power Support Frames
3) Consulting for the Development of Designs for Solar Panel Frames
What is a structural capacity assessment of an existing building?
A-1 Engineering will assess the construction and the condition of the roof framing system to estimate whether the framing can support the weight of the new solar panels. Solar panels can weight up to 10 pounds per square foot; which means the roof has to be able to support the additional weight of the solar panels and the frame. Our structural engineers use leading industry software (RISA2D, Tekla TEDDS) to analyze complicated roof framing systems.
What is a structural analysis of a solar panel support frame?
The solar panel industry has been advancing the technology of solar panel efficiency and construction. Together with structural engineers, the solar panel industry has looked for efficient structural frames that are light in weight and cost efficient to install, construct and that are capable to carry the weight of the solar panel system. Our structural engineers use leading industry software (RISA2D, Tekla TEDDS) to analyze complicated frame systems. We have worked with local solar power contractors to develop and construct solar power support frames.
Who hires the structural engineer?