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Lisa Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED ap
Senior Member
Username: lgoodrob

Post Number: 104
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 - 01:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Oh wise colleagues,
Have you specified a metal roof with integrated photovoltaic properties? We have a client who would like to do just that. Suggestions?
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David E Lorenzini
Senior Member
Username: deloren

Post Number: 109
Registered: 04-2000


Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Lisa, We have an active Atas rep in our chapter, and he has made us aware of a product that may give you one option. Check this link:
http://www.atas.com/Products/Roof/Photovoltaics/ATASolar/tabid/248/Default.aspx
David Lorenzini, FCSI, CCS
Architectural Resources Co.
David Axt, AIA, CCS, CSI
Senior Member
Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1153
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 07:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I have! We picked a color where the metal roof color matches the color of the PV. The PV blends so well that it is practically invisible.
Lisa Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED ap
Senior Member
Username: lgoodrob

Post Number: 105
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 09:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Thanks David and David!

Metanna makes Building Integrated PhotoVoltaic (BIPV) thin film technology, which attaches to metal roofing panels without penetrations. Their website (www.metanna.com) has a description of how this differs from crystalline silicon technology. Looks like Metanna sells this product to different metal roof manufacturers.

Cool idea! Ha! Ha!
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David Axt, AIA, CCS, CSI
Senior Member
Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1154
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 02:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Lisa,

That is the product that the EE specified and was installed on Lakota Middle School. I specified AEP Span metal roofing.

To view pictures, go to this website: http://www.fwps.org/info/bond/lakota/#

Go to "View the picture slide show" under the small architectural illustration on the right hand side of the page.

Look at photos: 21/22 and 22/22. The further away you stand, the less noticeable the PV panels become.

Let me know if I can help further.
Ron Beard CCS
Senior Member
Username: rm_beard_ccs

Post Number: 358
Registered: 10-2002


Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 03:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

David:
Out of curiosity, during the design process, what did the efficiency analysis for the PV panels indicate for use in the Pacific NW? What was the payback year?
"Fast is good, but accurate is better."
.............Wyatt Earp
David Axt, AIA, CCS, CSI
Senior Member
Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1157
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 08:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Ron,

I don't know if the project manager is pulling my leg, but he said 28 years for payback! In 10 years those panels will be old technology and obsolete.

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