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Solar Pergolas and Carports Installation Company

Learn About Solar Pergolas and Carports

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What are Solar Carports?

A solar carport is a special kind of carport that does two things: it gives your car a shady spot to park under, protecting it from the weather, and it makes electricity by using solar panels on its roof. This type of carport can be used in homes, businesses, and public places. It's a smart way to keep cars safe while also creating clean energy.

The key components of a solar carport include the solar panels themselves, which capture and convert sunlight into electricity; a sturdy mounting system that secures the panels while enduring environmental stress; inverters that transform the produced direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC), making the electricity suitable for use in homes, businesses, and the grid; and the necessary electrical infrastructure, which may encompass wiring, junction boxes, and potentially batteries for storing generated power, ensuring that the energy harnessed by the solar carport can be efficiently distributed or stored for later use.

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What are Solar Pergolas?

Solar pergolas are stylish structures that let you use solar panels in your garden or outdoor area without ruining the look of your property. They're different from regular solar setups that go on the ground or roofs. Solar pergolas are both useful and nice to look at, making it easier for people to choose solar energy while keeping their outdoor spaces attractive. They're a great choice for anyone who wants to be eco-friendly and keep their home looking good.

A solar pergola is built with columns that hold up a roof grid where solar panels are placed. This setup turns areas meant for relaxation into spots that can generate electricity. The panels catch sunlight and turn it into power for home use or to share back with the electricity grid, helping with a house's power needs. Unless you have a larger outdoor area, a pergola may not generate as much power as a rooftop system – because roofs are generally larger than a pergola – but we utilize higher wattage panels to help offset some of the difference. Although, if you have a large enough outdoor area or a smaller living area, a pergola could power your entire home. All in all, it still can produce a good amount of energy. Solar pergolas are great because they add both power and beauty to a property, making it more useful and attractive.

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Benefits of Solar Carports and Pergolas

Solar Carports

Solar carports stand out as an eco-friendly solution by generating clean, renewable energy. They take advantage of the typically underused spaces of parking areas, transforming them into valuable energy production sites without requiring extra space. This innovative approach not only promotes environmental sustainability but also contributes to the efficient use of space in urban and residential areas.

Additionally, solar carports offer efficient benefits such as protecting vehicles from weather conditions like sunlight, rain, and snow, enhancing the longevity and condition of the vehicles parked below it. Financially, they present an attractive investment due to the availability of tax credits, rebates, and other incentives in many regions, encouraging their adoption. For owners, the ability to generate their own electricity means considerable savings on electric bills, making solar carports a smart asset in both environmental and economic terms.

Own a commercial property? Add an EV Charger to further increase your cash flow. Ask about getting a free EV Charger with your Commercial Carport.

Solar Pergolas

Solar pergolas offer a unique blend of functionality and aesthetic enhancement to outdoor living spaces, serving the dual purpose of generating renewable energy while also providing a shaded, visually appealing area. This innovative structure supports not just solar panels but also allows for the integration of climbing plants, lights, and decorative elements, transforming outdoor areas into inviting and sustainable spaces. Beyond their beauty and utility, solar pergolas contribute to increasing a property's value by elevating both its visual charm and energy efficiency, making these installations an attractive investment.

Moreover, the attractiveness of solar pergolas is further boosted by financial benefits. Owners may take advantage of tax credits, rebates, and other incentives aimed at encouraging solar energy adoption. These financial incentives not only make solar pergolas more accessible but also expedite the return on investment, making them a wise choice for homeowners looking to combine environmental responsibility with financial savvy and aesthetic considerations.

Our solar pergolas come with hollow framing, allowing us to run conduit within. Therefore, there are no exposed wiring. We can use this to conceal more than the required electrical wiring for the solar canopy, but can also run other electrical components. This allows us to provide electrical outlets for TVs, fans or appliances. We can also run water conduit or gas lines through the framing to complete your pergola with a wet-bar, gas grill or fire pit.

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How Do I Get a Solar Carport / Pergola Installed?

When considering the installation of a solar carport or solar pergola, engaging a specialized company like Direct Power can streamline the process, ensuring that every step from initial consultation to final connection is handled with expertise. The journey begins with research and planning, where Direct Power can assist in evaluating your site's suitability for a solar carport or pergola, taking into account space availability, sunlight orientation, and specific energy goals. Following this, Direct Power provides detailed consultations and quotes, offering tailored solutions that align with your needs and budget. We will manage the intricacies of securing necessary permits and approvals from local authorities, ensuring compliance with all regulations.

The installation phase sees Direct Power constructing the chosen structure—be it a carport designed for dual functionality of vehicle protection and energy production, or a pergola that marries aesthetic appeal with solar efficiency. Our team expertly installs solar panels, inverters, and the requisite electrical infrastructure, transforming your space into a power-generating hub. Upon completion, Direct Power will coordinate the required inspections to guarantee the system's compliance and facilitate its connection to the electrical grid. While both solar carports and pergolas aim to harness solar energy, choosing Direct Power ensures that whether your priority is enhancing your outdoor living space with a solar pergola or maximizing underutilized parking areas with a solar carport, the project is executed with precision, integrating seamlessly with your property and lifestyle.

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Choosing a Top Solar Carports and Pergolas Installation Company

Direct Power is properly equipped and uniquely positioned to serve your Solar Carport and Pergola installation needs, with the capability of setting up across the entire southeast. We have experience with all the utilities and municipalities and our installers are highly experienced and certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. We are masters of handling any solar panel system designs, from the most basic to the toughest and complex of projects, while ensuring our clients get the satisfaction they deserve.

Do you want to learn more about going solar? Direct Power is here to help. Contact us to get a free quote or call us at 855-786-6957.

Get A Free Estimate

Call 855-786-6957 or complete the form below. A Direct Power Solar Specialist will contact you to schedule your solar estimate, how much you can save, and help you determine if solar is right for you.

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