This month’s cover of Solar Industry Magazine has a project designed, developed and completed by Beaumont Solar on the roof of Joseph Abboud/Men’s Wearhouse suit manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Ma. The design which is on a building that goes back 100 years is a fabulous marriage of old and new. A sawtooth roof with 22 degree pitch and 180 degree azimuth was perfect for solar. Truly a solar designers dream.
The article in the magazine below is covering the implementation and challenge to working on a rooftop such as this one. We were able to team up with an excellent roofing company, CentiMark, and a client in Men’s Wearhouse to get this result. The system was build with stand offs and beefed up DPW rails which were able to handle the load of such long spans.
All work was done in house with our excellent team of skilled workers that are IBEW local 223. The project was completed on time and in time for the company to get end of 2016 ITC and SREC2 credits. No small task given the labor constraints in the marketplace.