U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC SAvings) from a Solar PV System at the San José Convention Center

The City of San José is considering the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the San José Convention Center. The installation would be on a lower section of the roof covering approximately 21,000 ft2. To assist city staff in making a decision on the PV installation, the Department of Energy Tiger Team has investigated potential indirect benefits of installing a solar PV system on the Convention Center roof. The indirect benefits include potential increase in roof life, as well as potential reduced heating and cooling load in the building due to roof shading from the PV system.

San Jose, California
United States
September, 2009
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Kurt Lyell (CH2M HILL)
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