SunPower & Giulio Barbieri Bringing Solar Carports to Italian Residents

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Many times in the comments of our posts, people have talked about the common-sense idea of putting solar panels above parking spaces. And we’ve written a handful of stories on companies doing this. However, all in all, I think this is still a grossly untapped option. So, it’s nice to see that Giulio Barbieri and Silicon Valley–based solar company SunPower are teaming up to provide Italian residents with solar carports.

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SunPower solar carports at West Sonoma County Union High School District.

“Under the terms of the agreement, Giulio Barbieri will deliver carports depending on customer specifications,” SunPower writes. “SunPower’s local partners will then install the complete system, including the aluminum structure, solar panels and inverters. The all-in-one solar carport system is built for durability and reliability, and is simple to install.”

Up to now, SunPower has been designing and installing commercial solar carport systems for schools and businesses in North America. This is the first time it has expanded this service to an international market.

“The SunPower Carport is available in four versions and can be installed in a number of configurations to accommodate either two or three cars.  The flexible design incorporates 18, 24 or 32 of SunPower’s 96-cell, high-efficiency solar panels, delivering approximately 5.9 kilowatts to 10.5 kilowatts, depending on the system size.  The system is tilted for maximum energy output and the attractive modular look blends in with any architectural context.”

Interested in a solar carport? You can now call 00800-786-76937 to schedule an appointment with an authorized SunPower partner to discuss the possibility.

Image Credit: SunPower


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