Solar Energy

Standard Power of America’s partner has 70+ years of roofing experience to provide innovative solar thermal, photovoltaic, daylighting and green roof applications. Our partner supports design, system deployment, operations, and complete lifecycle maintenance. Solar syste

ms complement existing power sources while providing clean energy and reduction in monthly power cots. Our qualified team will evaluate the proposed location for solar orientation, shading, roof or wall type and condition as well as equipment and installation options in order to design a high performance solution. In addition, State and Federal rebates and tax credits are typically available.

 

Green Roof Systems

Vegetated roof (green roofs), have a layer of living plants on top of the structure and the waterproofing elements. Green Roofs help to reduce roof storm-water runoff. In some cases, green roofs can help reduce the size of storm-water pipes and the amount of storm-water that needs to be treated by municipal water treatment. Green roofs also protect the roof membrane from sunlight, which breaks down the roofing material. Even a couple inches of soil helps to greatly extend the life of the roof. Green roofs keep the roof cooler, which helps to reduce the heat-island effect, which contributes to cities being hotter than the surrounding countryside. This can be beneficial to the building in reducing its summertime cooling load. Intensive Green Roofs Intensive green roofs often have a soil depth of a foot or more, can sustain a wide range of plant species and typically require a fair amount of regular maintenance. Extensive Green Roofs Extensive roofs are much shallower, typically only 2 to 4 inches deep, and are planted with particularly hardy plants.

 

Solar Wall

The Solar Wall air heating system is a custom engineered solution using solar energy to heat and ventilate indoor spaces and heat air for manufacturing processes. The system design is optimized to maximize energy delivery with a minimum amount of static pressure in the airflow. Specifically perforated collector panels are installed several inches from a south facing wall, creating an air cavity. The metal cladding is heated by the solar radiation from the sun, and ventilation fans create negative pressure in the air cavity, drawing in the solar heated air through the panel perforations.

 

Daylighting

Daylighting is the use of openings and reflective surfaces to take advantage of sunlight to provide natural illumination to a building interior. Daylighting saves money on energy costs and reduces carbon footprints. When integrated with artificial lighting controls, daylighting can significantly reduce lighting costs while providing high-quality illumination.

 

Solar Thermal

Solar thermal systems collect solar radiation and convey the energy to a heat transfer medium (usually a fluid). The heated medium is used either directly (ex. swimming pool) or indirectly (by means of a heat exchanger). Solar thermal can be successfully applied to a broad range of heat requirements including domestic water heating, space heating, and drying. New applications are being developed such as solar assisted cooling.