What is a solar carport?
A solar carport is a structure consisting of a solar-paneled roof supported by posts. It serves the dual purposes of protecting your car and provides a large surface area you can cover with solar panels. Solar system converts sunlight directly into electricity. If you have an electric vehicle, then a solar carport can recharge the car. If not, the panels direct the power to your home or the utility grid.
What are the differences in residential and commercial solar panel carports?
Not surprisingly residential solar carports are generally smaller. A home carport covers one or two passenger vehicles and provides electricity for home use. If the panels generate more electricity than you need then you can either store it with solar batteries or sell to the grid. Home solar carports can qualify for the federal solar tax credit.
How do you get a solar panel carport installed?
Inty Solar handles it all for you, it can be complicated so they take care of it all. Most city and county governments require a building permit before you build a structure on your property. There is also paperwork to fill out at your local utility company. Once you have the government approvals in place, Inty get started on the construction and installation of the system.
Are solar carports worth it?
Like many home improvement projects, the answer depends on your circumstances. If you
are planning to move soon, then you will not have time to recoup the cost of installation through generated electricity. However, the installation might increase the value of your home so that you would make a profit when you sell your house even if you do move. On the other hand, if you plan to be in your home for the foreseeable future, and see the benefits of renewable energy and going solar, a solar carport project can be very profitable because the energy savings will pay for itself over time and the additional capital value of your home will be all profit.
The amount of energy produced by a solar carport is a complex formula. Here are the main things that influence the amount of power generated:
- Seasonal Variances
- Roof Tilt and Direction
Will your carport get you the solar tax credit?
Yes! The solar tax credit allows a federal tax deduction of 30 percent of the amount you spend on installing a qualified solar energy system or solar water heater. This includes solar carports.
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