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Structural Loading

  • Rosalie Wills
  • James A. MilkeEmail author
  • Sara Royle
  • Kristin Steranka
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Abstract

Installing PV panels onto roofs introduces hazards that can affect the structural integrity of the roof. Not only does the roof support the dead load of the PV system itself, but also external forces introduce structural loading. Outside installations exposes the PV system and roof assembly to hazardous elements such as wind, hail, snow, debris, and extreme temperatures.

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© Fire Protection Research Foundation 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalie Wills
    • 1
  • James A. Milke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sara Royle
    • 1
  • Kristin Steranka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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