Parking Green: Exploring the Benefits of Solar Carports

by | Jun 6, 2023 | Uncategorised

One of the innovative ways to harness renewable energy that has become increasingly popular in recent years is solar carports. These structures are typically installed in car parks, offering a dual-purpose solution that combines sustainable energy production with practical parking facilities.

Utilise Clean, Green Energy

The most significant advantage of solar carports is their potential to generate clean and renewable energy. The Solar PV system installed on the carport’s roof harnesses the sun’s power and converts it to electricity, which can power your building, lighting, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and other on-site energy needs.

Cost Savings

Solar carports can significantly reduce electricity costs for businesses as by generating electricity on-site, solar carports can offset or even eliminate the need to purchase electricity from the grid, resulting in savings of up to 30% on electricity bills.

Depending on the location, a carport with ten spaces can generate around
35kW of electricity, saving 7,000kg of CO2 emissions every single year. This can lead to substantial cost savings over time and help to improve the bottom line for businesses.

Improve Sustainability

Solar carports are a sustainable energy solution that generates clean and renewable electricity. This allows businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, contribute to environmental sustainability and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Solar PV Carports for Every Site

Solar PV carports can be customised to suit your land and your individual needs. At Shawton Energy, we offer solutions that can suit all businesses. Together with Shawton Engineering, we have innovative ways of designing and installing Solar PV carports to make the most of your available space. For example, if you have a large car park or several different car parking areas, our modular Solar PV systems can be built in an arrangement to suit your needs and linked together.


Electric Vehicle Charging

Solar carports can also serve as electric vehicle charging stations, providing a convenient and green solution for electric vehicle owners and businesses with an electric vehicle fleet.

With the growing popularity of EVs, having EV charging infrastructure can attract customers, employees and shareholders who own electric vehicles. This can help position businesses as leaders in sustainability and innovation, appealing to environmentally conscious consumers.

Covered Parking

Solar carports offer covered parking spaces that protect parked vehicles from the elements, such as rain, snow or harsh sunlight. This can help expand the lifespan of vehicles by reducing exposure to weather-related damages, which can result in lower maintenance and repair costs.

Solar PV carports are a fantastic way to harness the power of the sun’s energy. They are the perfect solution if your building roof isn’t suitable for a Solar PV system or if you want to add to your existing setup. If you’re ready to learn more about Solar PV carports and start your journey towards a more sustainable business, our team are here to help.

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