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We designed support for approximately 24,000 square feet of solar panels, providing over 400 Kilowatt-Hours of power utilizing the top level of two garages bordering the Trenton Train Station. Our design began with a structural steel frame with connections to the garage's existing precast concrete members. The panels were to be placed close together on a small incline for accumulating snow and uplift caused by wind. Building codes have a demanding requirement for uplift caused by wind. This was met using rod bracing in the roof as well as diagonal bracing to the concrete garage beams. This provided global stability. Such installations have an expected service life of over 20 years. All elements of this design were hot-dipped galvanized to withstand the elements over this time. A walkway was provided to allow service and cleaning necessary to maintaining the systems efficiency and output.

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