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Re: Wind load design for Photovoltaic panel installations

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Yeah, no shit. :-)


On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Bill Allen <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)> wrote:

16 PSF on a 4:12 slope?


Not dialed into the 2007 CBC / ASCE 7-05 I see.




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
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-----Original Message-----
From: sscholl2(--nospam--at) [mailto:sscholl2(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 11:33 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Wind load design for Photovoltaic panel installations


I have entered this late but wish to learn what the problem is.

It seems to me that photovoltaic panels (which I believe weigh about 3 lbs/sq. ft.) will prohibit anyone walking on the roof (for which we design for 16psf on a 4/12 slope) and thus the load is less not more than typical design load.  Is this what is of concern?

Stan Scholl, P.E.

(someone with a very low  PE number)

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