This Project Highlight takes a look at a Tilt Leg Solar System in Northwest Austin. Tilt leg systems are common for Commercial Buildings with flat roofs. Occasionally we will use a similar design on residential projects with low slope roofs.
The Design Phase
We started by reviewing historical consumption (kWh) and available space on the roof. These two variables allow us to design solar layout, average pricing, and solar power production.
Our design made use of an existing RV/carport that was built with large gauge steel. Structural integrity of carports and awnings varies greatly and is always taken into consideration before adding solar panels. Our residential Tilt Leg systems require additional aluminum members and average 5 to 6 lbs/sqft.
- 21 x Panasonic HIT 330W Solar Panels
- 21 x SolarEdge P400 DC Optimizers
- SolarEdge 7600W Inverter
- and of course… HESOLAR Installation!
It was a pleasure working with you Timothy. Congratulations on going Solar!