For most people, the first image that comes to mind when discussing residential solar is roof-mounted panels on a suburban home. However, this traditional roof mounting is only one of many different installation options for solar energy. One available alternative is ground mounted solar systems that allow energy production virtually anywhere.
Solar carports have become a popular new way to utilize ground mounted solar. Rather than installing panels on rooftops, you can install an awning structure with solar panels on top, providing shade for your vehicles, as well as generating energy. This setup is called a carport, and provides particular advantages for houses which are covered by shade but have sunlight in other areas of the property. Much like a garage, solar carports provide shade to keep parked vehicles cooler in the summer, and coverage from snow and ice in the winter months.
Ground-mounted panel systems are not restricted to multi-functional structures like carports, but rather can be installed in any free acreage on your property. These systems are frequently seen on the side of highways and make commercial use of land that would otherwise not be used. If you think ground-mount solar might be right for your home, call us for a quote! (508) 870-9794