Arizona Solar Carport Report: 5 Year Performance Review – Backlund CPA Solar Installation

September 2016 will mark the 5 year anniversary of Royal Solar’s covered parking solar installation for Brett V Backlund CPA PC in Gilbert, AZ. Let’s take a look at the solar system’s production. The solar carport installation consists of (60) Sharp 235 watt solar panels and (60) Enphase Energy M250 micro inverters.  The resulting system is a 14.10 kWp-DC solar system installed over 6 parking spaces at the […]

Solar Carport Installation: 1 Year Performance Review – Marten Transport

October 2015 marked the 1 year anniversary of Royal Solar’s covered parking solar installation for Marten Transport in Phoenix, AZ. Let’s take a look at the solar system’s production. The Marten Transport carport solar installation consists of (600) LG 275 watt solar panels and (600) Enphase Energy M215 micro inverters.  The resulting system is a 165 kWp-DC solar system installed over 60 parking spaces at […]

Solar Electric Carport 3 Year Performance Review: Aero-Zone Chandler

November 8, 2015 marks the 3 year operational anniversary of Royal Solar’s “Smart Carport” installation for Aero-Zone Inc. in Chandler, AZ. Now that the solar carport system has been running for 3 years, let’s take a look at the solar system’s production. The Aero-Zone Inc. Smart Carport consists of (120) LG 260 watt solar panels and (120) Enphase Energy M215 micro […]

Rooftop Solar Installation: 4 Year Performance Review – Phoenix Group Metals

September 21, 2015 marked the 4 year anniversary of Royal Solar’s rooftop solar installation for Phoenix Group Metals in Phoenix, AZ. Let’s take a look at the solar system’s production. The Phoenix Group Metals rooftop solar installation consists of (208) SolarWorld 240 watt solar panels and (208) Enphase Energy M215 micro inverters.  The resulting system is a 49.92 kWp-DC solar system installed on […]

Solar Electric Carport 5 Year Performance Review: Aero-Zone Mesa

June 9, 2010 marked the commissioning of Royal Solar’s second solar covered parking structure – the Aero-Zone Inc. “Smart Carport” installation in Mesa, AZ. Now that the solar carport system has been running for 5 years, let’s take a look at the solar system’s production. The Aero-Zone Inc. Smart Carport consists of (94) Sharp 235 watt solar panels and (94) […]

Expanding an existing solar carport

How do you expand an existing solar installation?  Simply put, you just hook up more solar panels! In the real world, however, there may be challenges to address when considering a system expansion.  Both rooftop solar installations and solar carport installations have the same typical challenges. The 3 primary components to consider when expanding an existing […]

How to design a solar carport

There are many factors to consider when designing a solar carport, but here are 3 primary factors to evaluate: How much space do you have?  How many parking spaces do you want to cover? How much electricity do you want to produce?  Do you want to offset a specific portion of your electric bill or is […]

Solar Electric Carport 5 Year Performance Review: Kovach Inc

May 25, 2010 marked the commissioning of Royal Solar’s first solar covered parking structure – the Kovach Inc. “Smart Carport” installation. Now that the solar carport system has been running for 5 years, let’s take a look at the solar system’s production. The Kovach Inc. Smart Carport consists of (90) Sharp 230 watt solar panels and (90) […]

How much electricity do solar carports make?

We at Royal Solar of Arizona receive many questions about solar electricity, with our solar carports typically generating the most interest. One common question we receive: “How much electricity do solar carports make?” There are several ways to answer this question, but let me clarify a couple points then offer some simple methods of calculation for solar carports […]

Is 2015 the year to go solar?

Is 2015 the year that your business should finally go solar?  A combination of federal and local incentives may make 2015 the biggest year in Arizona’s solar history. Major factors for a business to consider while evaluating a solar installation in 2015: 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The single largest current incentive for […]