Pennsylvania-based Solar Innovations, Inc. offers some innovative architecture for residential and commercial solar installations. The company uses aluminum and wood materials to create glazed structures, skylights, windows, doors and more.
Greg Miller, Alternative Energy Design Specialist with Solar Innovations, Inc., discussed the company’s canopy system at the PV America show in San Jose this March. He explains that PV panels can be integrated into such architecture with polycarbonate and glass and actually sealed and glazed in. This creates a complete shell. Modules can also be integrated into sunrooms, façades, conservatories and more. Miller uses an example of a recent installation at a university. Solar modules generate power for the greenhouse they are glazed into.
The company manufactures and designs the whole system from extrusions up, offering engineering, manufacturing and some installation services. These systems are built in kit form and shipped nationwide. SPW
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