Brooklyn SolarWorks Creates Canopies to Make the Most of Rooftop Space

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 18, 2016
References: brooklynsolarworks & treehugger
This solar canopy design from Brooklyn SolarWorks provides a way for more buildings to adopt solar power systems.

As ideal as it would be to install solar panels on every rooftop, most urban rooftops are not completely flat, which poses a problem for the installation of solar panels. These rooftops are often filled with vent pipes, hatches and other protrusions and on top of this, building codes generally require a pathway to remain accessible by foot.

This inventive solar canopy design addresses all of these issues and maximizes the amount of sunlight that can be captured. For each building that requests its own solar canopy, Brooklyn SolarWorks customizes the design so that the placement suits the existing roof layout and the addition can be angled for the most sun exposure.