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New literature review discusses variety of hazards and damage potential created by the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on commercial roof structures

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A new literature review report from the Fire Protection Research Foundation has now been published, titled, "Commercial Roof-Mounted Photovoltaic System Installation Best Practices Review and All Hazard Assessment" and authored by Rosalie Wills, James Milke, Sara Royle and Kristin Steranka with the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland.


The purpose of this literature review is to compile information on a wide variety of hazards and damage potential created by the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on commercial roof structures. The hazards addressed are: structural loading; wind loads; hail; snow; debris accumulation; seismic; fire (panel flammability, impact on roof fire ratings); and electrical hazards affecting fire fighting operations.


 

Download the full report, for free, through the Foundation website. </p>

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