February 17, 2017
Standard Solar Completes Parking Garage Canopy
Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of commercial solar electric systems nationwide, announces the completion of a 708 kilowatt (kW) solar project for Montgomery County, MD-based commercial real estate developer, DANAC, LLC. The project, featuring a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a rooftop system, was completed in late 2016 and was recently named a finalist for a 2016 Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building.
The solar canopy, carport and rooftop installations combined include 2,180 solar modules and 19 inverters and are expected to produce 868 megawatt hours of energy in the first 12 months of operation. The system also utilized QuadPod™ Solar Canopies by Quest Renewables. These canopies, whose innovative design received the Department of Energy’s SunShot grant award, can be assembled on the ground and then lifted by crane for final installation allowing for a safer and more efficient worksite.
“Solar canopies on parking garages are an ideal solution for energy savings, especially in urban areas,” said Scott Wiater, president & CEO, Standard Solar. “By functioning as a power source and shade for parked vehicles, they provide added value for the building owner as well as its occupants and visitors. With innovative advances in installation speed, project economics and safety standards, it’s no surprise that solar carports are fast becoming a significant segment of our expanding portfolio.”