Solar carports go national: photo essay


South Carolina: A Quest Renewables crew constructs one of ten QuadPod™ double cantilever canopies for a 907 kW carport system next to an AVX Corporation factory in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.

Ohio: RBI Solar constructed this 2.4 MW carport at Owens Corning’s headquarters in Toledo, Ohio.  A water management system, with underdecking, gutters and downspouts, protects pedestrians and vehicles.  Raised concrete piers protect the columns from potential vehicle impact.  The project was developed by Conti Solar.

Texas: Baja Carports provided pre-fabricated framing, and teamed up with solar integrator Renewvia Energy to design a 797 kW solar carport project that protects new cars from hail and sun at a Texas auto dealership.  An 8-person crew constructed the system.

Arizona: Park ’n Shade built this 2.6MW solar carport at a new office building in Tucson, Arizona, to provide shaded parking from the first day the building opens.