Whether a commercial or residential system, a solar system is attached to the roof by means of either ballast or minimal roof penetration. The above picture shows a standard ballasted system. Quixotic installed in 2016 the first SunPower “Helix” system in NYC: a passive dual-tilt ballasted system that allows for enhanced solar production.
NYC Department of Building Code and Fire Code restrictions can constrain the size of a rooftop solar system. By lifting the PV system onto a canopy above the roof, we can often double the size of the solar electric system. While maintaining a clear roof. The above photo shows a state-of-the-art “canopy” system which we install with minimal roof penetration.
Roof space in NYC is often limited. A solar system can then offset only a small portion of a building’s electrical usage. One solution is to install solar panels on a south facing wall of the building. The picture shows above shows one such innovative system, the first of its kind in the Bronx. This project was award as one of the five best commercial systems in the country for 2016 by Sunpower.
As an authorized SunPower dealer, we are able to offer the “best in class” with respect to design and installation of solar carport systems. The above photo shows a system over 1 MW in size.
Outside of New York City, we have installed large ground mounted arrays . This system can be the most cost effective approach to generating solar power. More to come in 2017.