The Architecture Review Committee (ARC) approved the concept for rooftop solar on the Idea Garden shed, per this description from F&S Engineer Kristine Chalifoux: "Engineering Design has been approached by the Illinois Extension about designing solar panels for the roof of the shed at the arboretum. They would like to cover the room with panels and use batteries in the shed to store the power. They would like to have a light on site, ability to use power tools, and possibly some heat during the winter.
The panels would be approximately (depending on manufacturer) 3’x5’ and cover the entire south facing portion of the roof. The roof has two slopes with a shallower slope at the front. Both would be covered."
ARC approved the request and concept of installing the solar panels on the roof of the shed providing that the integrity of the shed could support the installation.