If my roof has a staircase room, or other structures casting shadows, how doI install solar panels?
There are various structures on our roofs such as a staircase room, servant’s room or a water tank that often casts a shadow on the remaining roof area thereby limiting the area available to mount solar panels. A shadow on the roof might also be cast by structures outside the roof such as an adjoining building or tree. In such cases, depending on the solar capacity required, the solar panels can be mounted either on top of the structures (e.g. on top of the staircase room or a servant’s room) or on a raised structure that increases the shadow-free area available. Even in the absence of shadows, installing solar panels on raised structures provides you the dual benefit of being able to utilize your roof area for other purposes while the shade below the panels also keeps your terrace cooler.
It is important to assess the shadow-free area available on the roof prior to installation and all partner associates of Glowship are equipped with our patent pending first of its kind shadow-mapping tool called Sunsensor that enables us to remotely assess your roof for shadows & avoid errors that normally occur when the same is assessed manually by a person visiting your site.
A few examples of our installations done on raised structures
Solar panels installed on a raised structure on the ground
Solar panels installed on the elevator room
Solar panels installed on a raised structure on the roof
Learn more about the roof area & orientation that is best for solar panels here