EEPro Debuts Solar Photovoltaic Carports in North America

August 03, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

EEPro, a leader in UL-certified solar modules and a provider of turnkey photovoltaic solar parks and farms, is now launching solar photovoltaic (PV) carports to companies nationwide.

"Solar carports are ideal for large commercial centers, as well as any business or residential community with outdoor parking," said Martin Koebler, CEO of EEPro. "Our solar PV carports tap the sun’s energy and works the same way as photovoltaic rooftops on houses or buildings. The electricity produced from the carport’s solar roof powers buildings or homes, and it’s a technique that’s being used in Germany, as well as with some American businesses and even an airport in Texas."

EEPro, daughter company of Germany’s EEPro GmbH, established its first office in Charlotte, North Carolina., in September 2009. Since then, the company has been setting up solar parks, farms and, now, carports in North America.

"EEPro’s solar carports offer a huge opportunity to capitalize on alternative energy and simultaneously enable the conservation of natural resources," Koebler said. "And while solar carports are ideal for large parking lots, they’re super for a wide range of users, from business buildings to amusement parks, ski resorts, major transportation centers and even the country’s largest mall. What’s more, it’s possible these very structures could become revenue generators, selling energy ports for plug-in hybrids and other vehicles."