Solar Panels on Historic Properties: On a Low-Slope Gable

gable end of an historic house
Low-profile solar collectors located on the south side of the gable roof are minimally visible.

Vermont Residence

The gable end of this historic apartment building faces the street. Low profile solar collectors for a water heating system were flush mounted on the sloped roof on the south side of the gable. Though visible, these few panels have relatively little impact on the historic character of the property. However, if the roof had been a more prominent feature of the property, this installation may not have been appropriate.

solar panels on roof of historic house

From this angle, the panels are more noticeable, yet the historic character of the building is not significantly diminished.

Last updated: April 18, 2022