Car Park Solar Shades or Solar carports are an increasing popular type of commercial solar installation and with good reason. They are a compelling choice for an organisation looking for more than energy savings alone.
Car Park Solar Shades or Solar Carports are an increasingly popular type of commercial solar installation and with good reason: they are a compelling choice for an organisation looking for more than energy savings alone.
Let’s take a closer look and see what makes them unique. Solar carports are basically overhead canopies build of steel and made to support solar panels, which are mounted directly on top. In addition to generating clean renewable energy, Car Park Solar Shade structures provide covered parking for employees, customers, students or faculty. They offer plenty of shade on hot sunny days as well as reliable protection from rain, hail and snow.
In many cases Car Park Solar Shades can be the best option even though they typically cost more than roof or ground mounted installations. For organisations that have limited ground of roof space or rooftop that can’t support a system, a Solar Carport offers a way to maximum energy generating potential without relying on existing structures.
While it is true that installing a Solar Carport may temporarily limit parking access or availability, the positives can easily outweigh the disruption. Many organisations choose to add integrated lighting and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations providing even more convenience and security.
Finally, a growing number of organisations choose Solar Carports for the very visible statement they make to employees and customers and to the public. Solar Carports shows your organisation’s clear commitment to environmental responsibility, which is just as valuable as saving energy.
So, taking all these factors into account as you evaluate your installation options, you may decide to opt for a Car Park Solar Shade while providing a positive impact that goes well beyond long term energy saving.
To learn more about commercial solar car park shade structures give the experienced team at Watters a call, or submit your details online for an obligation free discussion on how Solar Energy and a Car Park Solar Shade can help your business significantly reduce operating costs.
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