Installing Solar Panels on Historic Buildings

by Ed Tsunoda

We have a lot of historic buildings, and areas classified as historic areas throughout New England and the older cities throughout America.  People want to know, how are solar panels to be installed on historic buildings, in historic districts or at historic sites?

Changes in our energy production and consumption must be made at all scales – from historic buildings to Main Streets to vast public lands – as an element of sustainable development. At the same time, the National Trust for Historic Preservation works alongside preservationists nationwide to protect our nation’s historic places by advocating for appropriate siting of renewable energy systems within a historic context.

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