Luciens Manor Photovoltic Parking Canopy
Luciens Manor Solar Parking Canopy was engineered to house solar panels while minimizing the impact on the parking lot grounds. Directly exposed to the elements the structure had all the requirements needed to specify hot-dip galvanized steel (HDG). Solaire America's prior experience with HDG made it an easy choice given galvanizings’ ability to withstand the ever changing weather patterns of New Jersey. The structure was designed to last for years with the option of being taken down and re-assembled at another location after 25 years. The galvanized steel was an excellent choice, allowing corrosion protection for 70 years and beyond.
In an effort to maximized the parking areas with the least amount of impact, designers created a system of Joist and Joist girders, some as long as 65' long. That allowed for a speedy erection as well as a reduction in erection time due to the lengths of the Joist girders. The galvanizer's 55' long tank allowed them to accommodate the oversized joist girders.