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.
San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington
It can be extremely difficult to find an appropriate location for solar panels for large historic sites where the cultural landscape is as important as the historic structures. The National Park Service found an innovative solution to such a problem at San Juan Island NHP in Washington state by partnering with a local utility company to create a renewable energy system off site. The utility company provided land at a customer service center, and the park purchased and installed a photovoltaic system. Under the agreement, the park is credited with the energy production of the solar panels, and visitors still enjoy the National Historical Park without the visual intrusion of modern–day technology.