Why have a carport that just offers shade to your vehicle? Why not combine a solar solution with your carport/s and harness the power of the sun?
The solar carports can be built by using a preexisting carport structure. There are a number of construction options for solar carports. Solar carports have many things in common with ground mount solar panels, which are angled panel modules installed on the ground rather than on a rooftop. Both carport and ground mount solar solutions eliminate the need for a surface, like a roof, to mount solar panels onto.
The difference between ground-mounted and carport solar solutions is that carports are taller in order to make space for a car to park. The advantage of solar carports is that you will not need additional land the way ground-mount does since the structure is already there. The result is that solar carports provide efficient use of space.
Solar carports also provide vehicles with partial protection from the weather. No parking spaces have to be eliminated or made smaller/bigger to achieve this solution.
Additionally, the system can be used to reduce or eliminate grid-tied electric costs.
Instead of mounting your solar panels to your house roof, make use of the carport and tie it into your home solar solution.
Smart business owners can make their parking spaces profitable by installing a solar carport solution.
Solar carports are feasible and practical solutions that can benefit anyone who wants to go solar.
They can increase the value of your property and are simple structures.
The direction of your solar panels and the angle at which they are placed has a large impact on the amount of energy being produced. A solar carport can be structured to optimise the positioning of your solar panels, whereas this may not be as simple for a rooftop solar panel system.
Solar carports can be made from a variety of materials, such as galvanised steel and wood and can be finished in a variety of colours.