A favorite among schools and public works facilities, these have rapidly gained popularity with auto dealers as well. In fact, according to the National Auto Dealers Association, auto dealerships consume on average 18% more energy than a typical office building. With a vast majority of dealerships across the country being locally-owned, solar canopies can be a great solution for these dealerships to utilize open space and produce their own energy while keeping lot vehicles shaded.
Carports are more complex installations that may take 8 to 12 weeks to complete. Additional inspections are often required to satisfy state and federal regulations. Pre-construction demolition and post-construction patching and painting may also be necessary.