Solar technology is turning out to be a widely accepted means for obtaining electricity for both domestic as well as commercial sectors. People are now finding many innovative ways of integrating solar power production. One latest idea has been noticed in the solar carport construction where one could achieve solar power production as well.
Any typical carport that we are familiar with, generally provides just a simple shading, which is a one-dimensional benefit, but now you can also generate power out of it.
What is a solar carport?
Solar carport is nothing but a roof-mounted solar panel that is installed just above the parking lots. This kind of solar power generation has become a very fast-growing trend in the commercial sector of the solar industry because no additional land will be needed since these solar panels can be installed on the existing parking lot.
Similar kinds of solar panels can also be seen in the residences too, but the solar carport will cover a much larger area. As there are increased incentives available to help businesses to add solar energy, hence solar carports has become an important agenda of almost every business, whatever may be the size.
Coldwell Solar has also engaged in building many commercial solar panels for both agricultural and also commercial customers.
What are the benefits
There can be several benefits of building a solar carport for your business and some of the important benefits are as mentioned below:
- Efficient utilization of space
You will not need any additional space to install such a carport, as basically, you are just turning your existing parking place into a money-making machine. You can use your space around the business area more efficiently.
- Minimize energy expenses
As energy costs are continuously rising, the solar carport concept can help your business against increasing utility cost and lower energy bills. This can also help to stabilize your business and the savings can be utilized in your business growth.
- Reduce maintenance of parking lot
With the proper design of such solar carport, you can help to channelize snow and rain to certain areas that will also reduce your cost of removal as well as overall maintenance. Also, your parking lot will be much safer during such season.
- Reduce carbon footprint
Nowadays all are highly interested in reducing their carbon footprints by some way or the other. With the installation of a solar carport, you can make the same commitment to the community and help the greener cause.
- Create a Charging station
Solar carports will also offer the opportunity for the Electrical Vehicle owners to get access to the facility of having a charging station, which will be powered by this solar carport array.
- Saves money
Above all, you will save lots of money on your electricity bill and also able to produce your own energy that can generate you additional money too.
A small business or a big business all can benefit by installing a solar panel on carports.