Commercial Solar Carport Solutions in Southern California

When it comes to solar carports, California has it made in the shade. These structures are becoming an increasingly popular way to generate clean energy in California. Stronghold Engineering proudly partners with businesses, government entities, and other institutions to provide innovative solar carport solutions in the Riverside County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County areas.

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Benefits of Commercial Solar Carports

Southern California businesses, government entities, and other institutions can reap significant environmental and economic benefits by installing solar carports.

Environmental Benefits

Reduced reliance on fossil fuels: Solar carports generate clean, renewable energy, reducing a business’s dependence on fossil fuel-generated electricity and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Combating urban heat island effect: By providing shade over parking lots, solar carports can help reduce the urban heat island effect, where dark surfaces like asphalt absorb and radiate heat, making cities hotter.

Economic Benefits

Lower electricity bills: Solar power can significantly offset the cost of electricity purchased from the grid, leading to substantial savings on electricity bills.

Increased property value: Solar carports can be seen as an amenity for employees and customers, and enhance aesthetics increasing the value of property.

Government incentives: Several government incentives (from both the U.S. and California) can help offset the cost of installing solar carports, making them a more financially attractive option.

Solar Carport Structure Design

Design plays an increasingly important role in solar carports, particularly as they become more common in commercial settings. Experienced solar carport contractors know it’s essential to consider the aesthetics of a solar carport installation and make it a practice to integrate design features to improve and accentuate appearance without sacrificing functionality. 

Design Features

The overall design of the carport structure can be visually appealing. This might include decorative columns, uniquely designed beams, or integrated lighting.

Material Selection

The materials chosen for the carport frame and solar panels can significantly impact aesthetics. For instance, sleek black aluminum frames paired with low-profile black solar panels create a modern, minimalist look. 

Transparency and Light Diffusion

Solar panels can come in various levels of transparency or with textured surfaces that diffuse light. This allows for balancing solar energy capture with the desired level of shade and openness underneath the carport.

Integration with Surroundings

 It is important to consider how the solar carport will blend with existing buildings and landscaping. Matching rooflines, using complementary colors, or incorporating landscaping features around the base of the carports can create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing environment.

By carefully integrating these elements, solar panel carport designs can go beyond just functionality and become visually striking additions to a property, potentially even enhancing its value.

Our Commercial Solar Carport Solutions

Stronghold Engineering specializes in Commercial Solar Carport’s tailored to our customers specific needs. Our Solar Carport structures are designed and engineered not only for optimal system performance and efficiency, but aesthetics, maximum shade coverage and increased parking lot safety.

Customization Options

Stronghold Engineering understands that every property has unique needs. That’s why we offer a wide range of customization options on our commercial solar carport installations. 

Design and Material Options – You may wish to consider full cantilever, full cantilever T, double post, or single post carport designs, depending on the orientation of your property, to optimize shade coverage and efficiency for your site. 

Finish Options – We offer a variety of paint and finish options on solar carport structures.

Additional Features – You may enhance your solar carport with column upgrades, such as concrete bollards or decorative blocks.

Lighting – We can add customized lighting to your carport for improved functionality and security.

Our Partners

We are proud to partner with the following companies to design and install commercial solar carports throughout Riverside County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County areas:

Southern California Featured Solar Carport Projects

Here are some examples of our commercial solar carport installation projects across Southern California:

Lake Elsinore Unified School District Solar Carport Project

Stronghold Engineering was selected as the solar carport contractor for the Lake Elsinore Unified School District’s (LEUSD) Solar Carport Project. We installed 67 solar carports at ten LEUSD schools and four administration buildings. Altogether, the installation covered parking areas totaling 225,932 square feet. 

Solar energy from another project completed by Stronghold, the West Riverside Landfill Solar Project, is offsetting energy gathered by the solar parking canopies in the 14 locations. Each site receives between 6-10% of the power collected by the landfill’s solar system. Our team completed the project on time and with no safety incidents. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with the district which will include adding EV chargers and additional solar projects.

PV Solar Carport Installation, Marine Corp Air Station, Miramar Project

Designed and constructed in under 200 days, this $1.9 million design-build project for a solar carport at the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, CA, included a large system with an anticipated power generation of 204.5 KW. The project also included designing and constructing a new, attractive building to protect the equipment from weather. The design selected is a tiered trellis look that will be used throughout the base for future solar carport projects. The project was completed on time, within budget, and without incidents or lost time.

Get Started with Stronghold Engineering

Ready to get started on your commercial solar carport? We would love to speak to you about your requirements and help design a solution! Contact Stronghold Engineering at 951-684-9303 to discuss your project needs and schedule a preliminary site visit. 

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