Generation breaks ground on solar parking lot
Solaire Generation, a manufacturer and installer
of solar photovoltaic (PV) parking structures, has been selected
to supply solar parking canopies for one of the largest solar
power installations at a single commercial site in the United
States. The overall 4.1 megawatt solar-power project is being
built at a Fortune 100 corporate office campus in central New
Jersey. The project is scheduled to reach completion by early
The Solaire Parking Canopies will support
more than 11,350 high-efficiency solar panels and will cover
about 1,350 parking spaces. When complete, a total of 1.1 miles
of canopies, which feature a patented dual incline design, will
support a PV solar power system providing electricity equal to
the annual consumption of more than 320 United States households.
The Solaire Parking Canopy is the only currently
installed commercial parking canopy to offer an integrated decking
and gutter system that protects people and cars from snow and
ice, and protects the wiring and panels from unauthorized access.
Snow and rainwater captured by the canopies can be recycled for
irrigation and other gray water uses.