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Not everyone would be happy with solar panels covering all their rooftop without room to move.

For those houses and commercial buildings that can actually utilize their rooftop for something, cluttering it with row after row of solar panels is not a great idea.

But these guys can still have their cake and eat it too.

Really?

Yes, as you might have observed in some of the rooftop solar installations, the solar panels are actually fixed on an elevated mounting structure – a structure that could be about 12-15 feet high. As you would have already figured, this essentially gives you a nice little room under the solar panels.

Your rooftop can now be used for some informal functions, and perhaps even for more.

Here are the blokes from Solar Mango discussing this interesting topic of having solar panels on elevated mounting structures. (part of Innovations in Solar series)

Also check out: EAI Consulting for Solar Energy – Solar PV & Solar Thermal