What are Solar Carports?
Solar carports are ground-mounted solar panels that are installed above driveways and parking lots to form a carport. Solar carports provide shade and protection to vehicles below, and efficiently produce electricity. Solar carports are great for large parking lots, home driveways, and anything in between.
Benefits of Installing a Solar Carport for Your Home
Carports will Help Energy Efficiency
Residential solar panel carports will have a roof line angle allowing the panels to get maximum exposure during peak sun hours. The solar carport design will be designed to accommodate home roof lines and water runoff and drainage.
You Can Easily Charge Your Electric Car
If you have an electric car, using solar power to charge it will significantly reduce the cost of running your vehicle. A quality solar carport in conjunction with a well-designed charging system may potentially cover most of your electricity needs for your vehicle.
Passive Energy Design
In addition to producing power, solar panel carports also save you energy through its design. The carport panels create a shaded area underneath the structure that protects your car and keeps rain and snow off it. You can easily incorporate the carport into the overall design of your home.
A Carport Saves Space
Unlike ground mounted systems, solar panel carports do not require any additional structure or land to install them on. For many residential lots and buildings, outdoor space is scarce, but highly desirable. Residential solar panel carports are a great solution that preserves usable land.
As with most solar systems, solar panel carports are a good design template that can be used to fit the needs of a homeowner. Based on your specific needs, circumstances, and design ideas, you can expand your system to also include solar patios, garden sheds, or even garages that can house the solar inverters and batteries for your entire home.
CAM Solar has helped many homeowners in San Antonio install energy saving solar panel systems for their homes. If you’re interested in installing a solar panel system for your home, contact us to set up your free on-site consultation.