“For us, the decision to install a solar canopy in the employee parking lot of our corporate headquarters was both fiscally and environmentally beneficial,” says Michael Maich, senior project engineer at AVX. “This latest effort to help reduce our global environmental footprint was also an attractive alternative to installing traditional rooftop or ground-mounted solar panels since it both generates clean, sustainable energy, as well as provides an abundance of shaded parking spaces.”
The array was installed in conjunction with Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program in South Carolina.
Hannah Solar was the design-build contractor and utilized the Quest Quadpod Double Cantilever canopy system from Quest Renewables. With limited space available, the Quest QuadPod canopy system paired with Trina glass on glass bifacial solar panels met both the electrical and architectural requirements of this project.
“This system is not only the largest system ever completed using the Quest Quadpod, it is one of Hannah Solar’s most beautiful carport projects to date,” said Pete Marte, CEO of Hannah Solar. “We couldn’t be happier with the product and we are really pleased to have been selected by AVX to design and build this stunning project.”