The tremendous growth in the solar industry is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Over the past few years, the cost of a solar energy system has dropped significantly — helping to give more access to affordable, clean energy. Ramaker has been fortunate to team with a leader in commercial solar to assist in the development of large and complex commercial solar projects.
Ramaker’s role in these projects is to perform structural review of existing rooftops to ensure ability to structurally support proposed solar panel loading and adhere to current Building Code. The review may include, but is not limited to, a comparison review of the original roof structure design gravity loads compared to the current code required loads with the proposed solar load addition, and/or a calculative analysis of the existing roof structure with the current code required loads plus the proposed solar load.