Solar Panels on Historic Properties



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Exterior view of rehabilitated railway barn.

Front view of the railway barn after it was rehabilitated for office use.


Richmond & Chesapeake Railway Barn, Virginia

Site map

This site map shows the location of the pole–mounted solar panels. Image from Google Maps 2010.


Two pole–mounted arrays of solar panels were installed at the rear of this historic railway barn. Because the site is industrial in character and the panels are located at the end of the barn away from primary viewpoints, this installation meets the Standards.

View of the end of the barn with 2 pole-mounted solar arrays to the rear.

Pole–mounted solar arrays can be appropriate alternatives to rooftop installations such as on this industrial site.

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