EcoSteel Buildings are a perfect match for Solar & Wind Power.
Our Insulated Steel Roof & Wall Panels provide unmatched energy efficiency with regard to heating and cooling the interior of any building. If you design a building from the start to utilize alternative energy, there is a direct benefit to incorporate solar panels on the roof and Wind Turbines on the property.
Our clients have utilized most every available alternative energy source including photovoltaic modules, solar hot water panels or tubes. With a simple clip system on our Standing Seam Roof Panels you can easily attach solar photovoltaic (PV) modules that are electrically connected and mounted on a supporting structure that does not penetrate the roof surface. A PV module is a packaged, connected assembly of solar cells.
Solar panels can be used as a component of a larger photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity in commercial and residential applications. Each module is rated by its DC output power under standard test conditions (STC), and typically ranges from 100 to 320 watts. The efficiency of a module determines the area of a module given the same rated output – an 8% efficient 230 watt module will have twice the area of a 16% efficient 230 watt module.
There are a few solar panels available that are exceeding 19% efficiency. A single solar module can produce only a limited amount of power; most installations contain multiple modules. A photovoltaic system typically includes a panel or an array of solar modules, an inverter, and sometimes a battery and/or solar tracker and interconnection wiring. If we can harness the solar power efficiently, then we may not need to rely on burning fossil fuels for energy.