Why You Should Consider Installing a Solar Carport
Updated: Jul 25, 2018
A solar carport is similar to a regular open-sided parking shelter except that the surface is covered in photovoltaic panels.
The reason you should consider installing a solar carport is because there are so many benefits that affect you as either a homeowner, business owner, or both!
Solar Carports for Businesses
The way that some businesses are incorporating solar energy at their company is through their parking lot. Installing photovoltaic panels is a great use of space to create free electricity with some other additional benefits.
One of the other benefits of a solar carport (besides storing energy from the sun) is it will keep vehicles cooler during the hot summer months. It also provides additional protection from other weather elements.
Solar Carports for Homeowners
Installing a solar carport at your house has some of the same benefits that you would get at a business — stored electricity and additional protection.
A solar carport is way more versatile than you might think and homeowners are actually using solar structures for boats, storage and additional shade in their yard. Having this versatility, the installation options are never ending for homeowners.
Is a Carport Right For You?
There are some differences when comparing rooftop solar panels and a solar carport and it is important to find the best option for you. Installing the photovoltaic panels on a carport can be more expensive due to more materials and labor. In some cases your rooftop may not be suitable for PV panels and that is when a carport would be a great alternative. With a solar carport you will get additional space along with the free stored electricity.
Unlike all PV contractors, at PRVL, we provide a full range of solar installation services including solar carports. To evaluate the best option for your residential or commercial PV power schedule a free consultation with us today.