Solar Panels on Historic Properties
- On a New Addition
- On a Flat Roof
- Pole–Mounted Array
- On a Low-Slope Gable
- On a Cross Gable
- On a Rear Porch Roof
- Avoided Impact
Additional examples will be added to this site over time, so please check back to see more installations of solar panels on historic properties.
Installing Solar Panels and Meeting the Secretary of the Interior's Standards
Solar panels installed on a historic property in a location that cannot be seen from the ground will generally meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Conversely, an installation that negatively impacts the historic character of a property will not meet the Standards. But what about the grey area between out–of–sight and obviously obtrusive installations?
Although every project is different and must be evaluated on its own merit, the National Park Service has developed this guidance on how to apply the Standards to the installation of solar panels.