Even if your car is baking in the hot summer sun, you can imagine it staying cool under one of these solar carports recently built all across the country. Technologies include prefabricated framing, double cantilever canopies, and water management systems.
Image: Quest Renewables
South Carolina: A Quest Renewables crew constructs one of ten QuadPod™ double cantilever canopies for a 907 kW carport system next to an AVX Corporation factory in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.
Ohio: RBI Solar constructed this 2.4 MW carport at Owens Corning’s headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. A water management system, with underdecking, gutters and downspouts, protects pedestrians and vehicles. Raised concrete piers protect the columns from potential vehicle impact. The project was developed by Conti Solar.
Texas: Baja Carports provided pre-fabricated framing, and teamed up with solar integrator Renewvia Energy to design a 797 kW solar carport project that protects new cars from hail and sun at a Texas auto dealership. An 8-person crew constructed the system.
Arizona: Park ’n Shade built this 2.6MW solar carport at a new office building in Tucson, Arizona, to provide shaded parking from the first day the building opens.
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