Solar Carports

Solar carports are a versatile and sustainable solution for providing shelter for cars while also generating clean energy. At Miko Engineering, our solar carports are fully customisable, allowing them to be tailored to fit the specific needs of a particular site or customer and are quite commonly used as a method for electric vehicle charging with the use of solar power whilst providing car parking spaces.

What is a Solar Carport?

A solar carport typically consists of a canopy supported by pillars or posts, which provides shade for parked cars. The canopy roof is then made up of solar panels, which convert sunlight into electricity, that can then be used to power homes, businesses, or electric vehicles with solar energy.
Solar carports can be installed in a wide range of environments, including residential properties, commercial car parks, and public spaces. Working with our in-house design and manufacturing team, Miko can provide a bespoke service, ensuring that the carport is customised to fit your needs. Our solar carports also come with a range of features, such as LED lighting and electric vehicle charging stations, to enhance their functionality and usability.

How do Solar Carport Panels Work?

Carport solar panels are photovoltaic panels that are installed onto a carport structure. This is also known as a PV system or a solar PV system. The panels harness the solar power generated energy from the sun and convert it into usable electricity. The electricity generated by the modules in solar panels, also known as solar modules, is direct current (DC) electricity. This needs to be converted into alternating current (AC) electricity in order to be used by your business. This is achieved through an inverter, which is typically located near the solar panels.
Miko Engineering’s solar carports are designed to be durable and require minimal maintenance, ensuring that they continue to provide value to your business for many years.

What are the Benefits of Commercial Solar Carports for Businesses?

Miko’s solar carports are a versatile and sustainable solution for providing shelter to cars in a car park while also generating clean renewable energy. They offer multiple benefits in a single package.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

One of the key advantages of solar carports is that they can help reduce a property’s carbon footprint. By generating clean energy, the amount of electricity needing to be sourced from the grid is greatly reduced.

Cost Savings

While solar carports do require an initial investment, they can provide significant cost savings long term. By generating electricity on site, they can help reduce energy costs and provide a reliable power source in the event of a grid outage.

Increased property value

Solar carport installation can also increase the business’ property value as the combination of significant cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint is attractive to potential buyers or tenants. Ev charge points are becoming more popular for businesses with the increase in popularity of electric vehicles, due to the 2023 ban on petrol and diesel cars.

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