Solar Panels on Historic Properties: On a Rear Porch Roof

historic house with gable roof

Gothic Revival House, Vermont

This is another example of a minimally intrusive installation of a solar hot water system. The solar collectors are located on a new roof sheltering an access ramp added to the rear of the residence. In some instances, new additions may provide opportunities to incorporate solar panels on a historic property in a sensitive way.

solar panels on roof of a rear porch

This view of the historic house from the front (above) shows that it retains its historic character, because the solar collectors were installed on the sloped roof over a new access ramp at the rear of the property and are not visible from the street (right).

Last updated: April 18, 2022