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Fun project - curved roof, curved building.


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As it's Friday I thought it would be nice to share an interesting PVSOL challenge and 2 solutions.

I am working on a curved building with a curved roof.

 

solution 1: modelled in SketchUp with measured flat sections on roof to place panels - this looks pretty but took ages to get curved roof to meet curved walls.

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Solution 2: built in PVSOL 3D design, multiple 2m wide single pitch buildings (lots of trigonometry) - this will be more flexible for small adjustments in roof pitch.

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@Etinergy

You can't do a genuinely curved roof in PV*SOL. You need to have multiple buildings with a single pitched roof.

The other way is to model it in Sketchup then import it. If you are using Sketchup I would suggest you flatten sections with the width of 1 or 2 panels. If you import a curved roof I think PV*SOL will approximate it with multiple flat sections but you will end up with gaps between panels.

It is quite hard work but you end up with something quite impressive.

 

Good luck.

     

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