From Retrofit Magazine

MiaSolé installed its FLEX-02 solar modules over an existing carport, built by Baja Construction, at the Oakley Executive RV and Boat Storage facility. This project was designed to highlight the efficacy of MiaSolé FLEX solar modules for retrofitting existingsolar carport carports built with industry standard 7.2 trapezoidal corrugated metal panels without adding additional racking or reinforcing the carport steel structure to support the new solar array.

The installation of solar carports on private- and public-owned parking lots provides a cost-effective opportunity to generate renewable energy without consuming additional land resources. Parking lots have more solar potential and less shading issues than rooftop solar and it can be easier and less disruptive to install solar on carports versus rooftops. Solar PV parking canopies offer the parking lot owner and users considerable value:

  • Highly desirable shade for parked cars
  • Rain, hail and snow protection
  • Protection from hail damage
  • Reduced UV exposure
  • Reduced parking lot temperatures and heat island effect
  • Low-cost renewable power generation

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