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Best Practices for Commercial Roof-Mounted Photovoltaic System Installation

  • Rosalie Wills
  • James A. Milke
  • Sara Royle
  • Kristin Steranka

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 9-12
  4. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 13-21
  5. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 23-25
  6. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 27-27
  7. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 29-30
  8. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 31-35
  9. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 37-46
  10. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 47-56
  11. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 57-58
  12. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 59-67
  13. Rosalie Wills, James A. Milke, Sara Royle, Kristin Steranka
    Pages 69-72
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 73-76

About this book

Introduction

This SpringerBrief presents information on a wide variety of hazards and the damage potential caused by installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system. The current installation practices for PV systems on roofs create electrical, fire, structural, and weather-related hazards that do not comply to current codes, standards and guidance documents. Potential dangers include structural loading, wind loads, hail, snow, debris accumulation, seismic hazards, firefighting hazards, and electrical hazards. Despite the increased popularity of PV systems after the environmental movement, research shows that the costs of installing PV systems outweigh the benefits. Hazards of PV systems on roofs have caused several incidents in the United States; the most notable in Bakersfield, California, and Mount Holly, North Carolina. Designed for fire engineers and professionals, Best Practices for Commercial Roof-Mounted Photovoltaic System Installation offers recommendations to set up PV systems safely and sustainably.

Keywords

Fire codes Fire hazards PV systems Photovoltaic systems System installation

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosalie Wills
    • 1
  • James A. Milke
    • 2
  • Sara Royle
    • 3
  • Kristin Steranka
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2883-5
  • Copyright Information Fire Protection Research Foundation 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2882-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2883-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
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