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Considerations for Photovoltaic Roofing Systems

by Ron Utzler

Non-penetrating photovoltaic (PV) sheet metal components before assembly.  Photos courtesy Viridian Systems

Non-penetrating photovoltaic (PV) sheet metal components before assembly.
Photos courtesy Viridian Systems

As the push toward renewable energy continues, roofing suppliers have been receiving an increased number of inquiries from photovoltaic (PV) providers regarding installation of these systems on warranted roof systems. Many of the PV suppliers operate on the assumption membrane manufacturers prefer use of ‘non-penetrating’ ballasted PV systems. However, this is not always the case.

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