CENTER PV TASKFORCE RELEASES PUBLIC VERSION OF PV RACKING CRITERIA FOR LOW-SLOPE METAL ROOF SYSTEMS

Developed with input from a broad coalition of roofing and solar professionals

Washington, D.C. — July 8, 2013:

The Center PV Taskforce today is releasing the public version of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Low-Slope Metal Panel Roof System Integration during the first day of the Intersolar NA conference in San Francisco, California.

The public version of the document contains five fundamental principles for the effective deployment of rooftop PV on metal panel roof systems. Each principle includes examples and recommended action items for the design, installation and long-term maintenance of rooftop racking and attachment systems.

"For the past two years, the Center PV Taskforce has filled a critical gap in communication between the solar and roofing industries," said Center VP of Sustainability James Kirby, AIA. "The dialogue within the Taskforce focuses on the long-term performance and reliability of both the solar energy system and roof system, which are critical elements to the long-term success of the rooftop solar industry as a whole."

PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Low-Slope Metal Panel Roof System Integration was developed with input from a broad coalition of roofing and solar professionals, and reflects careful consideration of comments submitted during two rounds of public comment.

The document is the second in a series of guidelines published by the Center PV Taskforce. Additional information on the Taskforce and links to download the guidelines are available at www.RoofingCenter.org/special/pv.

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (Center) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to promote the development and use of the environmentally responsible, high performance roof systems and technologies. For more information on the Center, visit www.RoofingCenter.org.

The Center PV Taskforce was formed by the Center to accelerate the deployment of properly installed, well-maintained solar energy roofing systems. For more information on the Center PV Taskforce, visit www.RoofingCenter.org/special/pv.

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