Solar Canopy

A new, chic solution is targeting solar energy increase by making use of  unattractive parking lots: building solar canopies under which vehicles can park.

Today the world largest solar parking canopy installation is in the U.S. is located on the Rutgers University Livingston Campus. The 28-acre parking lot provides 60% of Livingston Campus’ annual electricity, composed of 45 canopies with 31,032 panels of 260W each. Unless you failed high school math, you can quickly calculate the system size to be roughly about 8 MW, which is just enough to power about 1,000 homes. Solar carports is a new technology that not only embellishes the industrial appearance of parking lots, but can also generate lots of power. Resembling a shaded picnic area, cars are parked beneath a canopy of photovoltaic cells, cooling down surrounding temperatures, even allowing for the charging of electric cars, and yes– producing electricity.

Solar carports is a new technology that not only embellishes the industrial appearance of parking lots, but can also generate lots of power.

Resembling a shaded picnic area, cars are parked beneath a canopy of photovoltaic cells, cooling down surrounding temperatures, even allowing for the charging of electric cars, and yes– producing electricity.

How much? As with all things solar, that depends on the solar array sizes, but the above numbers definitely sound promising.

Benefits of solar parking canopies

The benefits of solar are well documented: when you install a solar energy system, you reduce your electric bills, protect against rising energy costs, and reduce your impact on the environment. Solar parking lots have a few additional benefits that standard roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar panel systems don’t always offer.

  • Solar canopies are an efficient use of space
  • Solar panel parking lots also provide shade
  • Canopy parking can be oriented for maximum production

Your solar canopy economics will depend on the size of your system and how much you currently pay for electricity. Please Contact Us for free Consultation and further details. Kindly Fill the contact form below and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

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