Let’s face it. Most of us did not build our current homes with the “solar resource” in mind. Meaning the roof’s orientation, pitch, location of vents, chimney, etc. was not part of our original design build criteria. For this reason over half of the homes we survey are not conducive for solar. Shading tends to be the #1 culprit. However, there are creative alternatives to simply putting solar on your roof or occupying yard space with a ground mount. Freedom Solar coordinated with this customer to create a solar pergola for the perfect outdoor living space complete with integrated solar.