Enhancing Solar Photovoltaic Structures Through ASCE
Jon Manning Explains the Need for Solar PV Guidance in pv magazine USA
The Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently approved the formation of the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Structures Committee. The group is comprised of engineers, manufacturers, contractors, permitting officials, and owners who will provide guidance on the design, development, and construction of solar PV structures on building rooftops, carports, and ground mount facilities.
Kimley-Horn’s Jon Manning, P.E., joined Steve Gartner, P.E., to co-author an article for pv magazine USA describing how the new committee will place increased focus on the structural and geotechnical design of structures that support PV modules to make them more reliable and economical. Currently, there is no formal industry guidance for these structures. To fill this gap, the new ASCE Solar PV Structures Committee is collaborating to provide the guidance needed to consistently streamline reliable PV structure builds across the industry.
Learn more about the new committee in the latest edition of pv magazine USA.
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