Our leading and bespoke solar carport innovations give you all the benefits of solar PV in addition to an enhanced experience for your staff and customers parking onsite. A solar carport also offers opportunities for further green initiatives such as electric vehicle (EV) charging, providing valued facilities for the growing EV market.
From a handful of spaces to a car park that accommodates hundreds of vehicles; solar carports allow you to landscape your carpark with the latest energy technology solutions that benefit your business, staff and visitors. Solar carports can be installed independently or in conjunction with a roof mounted PV system on your main premises.
What are solar carports?
Solar carports are ground-mounted canopy constructions that stretch out over your car parking spaces. The canopy roof area – flat and slightly tilted – offers a perfect platform for solar panels to be seamlessly mounted, which also adds to the aesthetics of the structure.
The tilted roof is not only beneficial for optimising the angle of the solar panels for energy generation, but it also offers natural drainage for rain water which is then collected by guttering and channelled away. Electricity generated by the carports’ solar panels is immediately available to be used onsite.
Our solar carport designs are bespoke for each client, ensuring that constructions blend in with the aesthetics of your current buildings and sized accordingly to your electricity demand onsite.
What are the benefits of solar carports?
- Additional roof space | for generating electricity that can be used onsite
- Financial benefits| benefit from reduced energy bills and government subsidy
- Reduced CO2 output | enhances your CSR and green credentials
- Electric vehicle charging | option to connect EV charging points for staff and visitors to charge their electric vehicles with electricity generated by the PV system, in addition to company EV’s
- Staff & visitor benefits | in addition to the above, solar carports canopies also protect cars from the elements and keep staff and visitors sheltered when getting out of their vehicle and walking to site
- Visual appeal | positively transforms the look of your car park
Why use EvoEnergy for solar carports?
Solar carports have given us the opportunity to build on our reputation for market leading innovation where we’ve already designed and installed two of the largest solar carports canopies in the UK; our experience and capability is already making us the ‘go-to company’ in this field.
Many carport solutions on the market today are ‘modular’ however EvoEnergy’s technical team design each project from scratch, bespoke to the client’s site and energy requirements; at EvoEnergy, one size doesn’t fit all.
Businesses will also benefit from our ability to utilise the skills of our parent company, Stepnell Ltd, a successful and long-standing construction company, for additional support where certain carport designs may require specialist engineering.
Solar carport case studies
In the Summer of 2015, we designed and installed the UK’s largest solar carport (pictured above) for our client, Nottingham City Council, at their recently renovated Harvey Hadden Sports Village. This installation was 67kWp in size and spanned 40 car parking spaces and later that year won an Environmental innovation award for the client.
In January 2016, EvoEnergy successfully commissioned an even larger solar carport canopy (88.5 kWp), again for Nottingham City Council, at their Ken Martin Leisure Centre.