Companies nationwide are saving on energy costs and helping to improve the local environment by installing solar panels atop their commercial carports and buildings. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is spurring such efforts by granting funds for projects that result in a significant energy conservation and money savings benefit.
San Bernadino, CA’s Economic Development Agency this month reported that the recent installation of 1,400 solar panels atop its downtown building cut $7,000 from its $12,000 monthly electric bill. Las Vegas officials expect to cut city electrical costs by $300,000 a year via a plan to install solar panels atop carports serving city buildings. And on a much smaller, but equally impressive scale, officials in Bexley, Ohio are considering installing four commercial carports topped with solar panels in the parking lot of its police station, a move estimated to save the city $338,560 over 25 years. Companies of any size can benefit. And at Keen’s Portable Buildings, we think utilizing carports in ways that help save energy, cut costs and otherwise positively contribute to a community is a great idea.
Commercial carports by Keen’s Portable Buildings are made of sturdy 14-gauge standard steel tubular framing and 29-gauge standard steel roof and side panels. So they’re able to support solar panels used to capture and harvest energy for lighting in your carport and for your nearby building. Our metal commercial carports also can be certified to withstand heavy snow loads and wind speeds of 110mph, 130mph and 150mph, assuring that your full investment is protected.
If you’re looking to add commercial carports to your business’ property, Keen’s Portable Buildings is the place to call. We offer custom design and expert installation of single-bay, double-bay and triple-bay commercial carports and financing as low as 6.9 percent with flexible payment terms and zero-money-down offers for qualified buyers. Contact us today at 1-386-364-7995 to find out how a commercial carport can benefit your business.