Sunday, August 28, 2022

Solar Shed at Addison Road Sydney

Dropping in to the Addison Road Community Center for the Sunday Markets in Sydney today I noticed a new two space carport added in front of the community hall. What looked like a simple structure with a roof and no walls turned out to be a revolutionary development which can save the world. 

The roof is made of photovoltaic solar panels. Let me repeat that: the roof is
 made of solar panels
. This is not the case of a building with a roof, where panels have been added, they are what keeps the rain off and is part of the structure. There are cover-strips with flexible seals to prevent water leaking in between the panels, and channels to carry the cables from each panel, so they don't hang down.