Solar SME, Inc.

Solar Carport Installation

Transform your parking space into a power producer with our state-of-the-art solar carports!


Choose the Best Solar Carports for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Parking areas are often open spaces with little or no shaded coverage open to the sky. This makes them an ideal place to install a solar carport, making your use of the space, well, more useful by making it a power producer that reduces your energy bills, protecting your vehicles from the sun’s radiation, and a tool can even help you power your electric vehicles. As a trusted solar installer, we can install a premier solar carport at your home or business, designed to meet your electric power and aesthetic needs.

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Key Benefits of Solar Carport Installation

Harness Solar Power

Parking areas offer a great opportunity to harness the power of the sun. Most parking spots and parking lots have little shade and are open to the sky, making them an ideal place locate solar panels and generate your own electricity.


Dual Purpose Design

Our solar carports integrate solar panels into a structure that protects your vehicles while generating clean, renewable energy. They are also designed to meet your architectural design needs.

Environmental Benefits

Solar carports promote sustainability and environmental responsibility. Not only because they produce electricity and reduce carbon emissions from power plants. They also reduce vehicle maintenance caused by UV damage, like fading paint and plastic to reducing cracked rubber seals. They also reduce parking spot maintenance like repainting, repaving and repairing cracks, reducing the amount of heat that warps and cracks parking areas.

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Cost Savings​

Solar panels are an efficient way to reduce your energy costs quickly and produce long-term energy savings and pricing security. With generous incentives offered locally and federally, our solar carports quickly pay for themselves and offer more potential returns on investment through power-purchase agreements and net-metering programs.

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Easy Maintenance

Solar carports are designed for minimal maintenance, ensuring hassle-free operation. At lower elevations than most roofs, they’re easy to clean and maintain. SolarSME also provides ongoing support and monitoring services to maximize the efficiency and lifespan of your solar-powered parking spaces.

Why have a Solar Carport?

Installing a solar carport is a smart investment. It offers shade and protection for your vehicles—including reducing the likelihood of your vehicles being damaged by hail and it provides clean energy for your home or business—even if your rooftop isn’t ideal for solar. A solar parking space also helps you reduce your utility bills and allows you to live a greener lifestyle.

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Are solar carports worth it?

Absolutely! Solar carports are a worthwhile investment. They merge shading your vehicle with clean energy generation and are subject to the same incentives that other solar installations are. With financial incentives and environmental benefits, solar carports deliver both practical and eco-friendly benefits to you!


Frequently Asked Questions

How many solar panels do I need for a carport?

The number of solar panels needed for a carport depends on various factors, including the carport's size, location, and the desired energy output. On average, a standard residential solar panel system might require around 15 to 20 panels. Consulting with a solar professional can help determine the specific requirements based on your needs.

Can a solar carport charge an electric car?

Yes, a solar carport can charge an electric car by integrating solar panels into its structure. These panels generate electricity, which can be used to charge electric vehicles (EVs) directly or be stored in a battery system for later use. It's an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for EV charging.

Do carports add value to a home?

Carports can add value to a home by providing shelter for vehicles, enhancing property aesthetics, and potentially increasing resale appeal. However, the impact on home value can vary depending on location, design, and local real estate trends. Well-designed and functional carports may contribute positively to a property's overall value.

How wide should a 2 car carport be?

A standard 2-car carport typically needs a width of at least 18 to 20 feet to accommodate two vehicles comfortably. However, specific dimensions can vary based on the size of the vehicles and the desired space for maneuverability.

Where is the best place to put a carport?

The best place to put a carport is typically near the home's entrance for easy access. Consider factors like prevailing wind direction, sun exposure, and local building regulations. Additionally, placing it on a level surface and close to the electrical supply for potential EV charging can be practical considerations.

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