Solaire Generation’s first Long Span 360 solar carport system was recently commissioned at the Danversport Yacht Club, bringing 253 kW more renewable energy to the Bay State. The Long Span 360, Solaire’s latest patent pending solar carport design, is a unique architectural solar structure that optimizes a parking lot’s generating capacity by spanning two parallel parking rows as well as the internal drive aisle. The Long Span’s customizable design increases a parking lot’s solar capacity by 25% versus a traditional solar parking canopy, and can be built up to 110′ wide with up to 70′ column spacing.
Industrial Roofing Companies (IRC) of Lewiston, Maine, who served as EPC and project developer, sought out Solaire, headquartered in New York City, due to Solaire’s proven track record and unique design expertise. Solaire and IRC worked closely to offer the Danversport Yacht Club a custom solution that fit the goals of the project. Solaire designed, fabricated and installed the canopies, completing the foundations and steel erection on time despite harsh winter conditions.
The installation will help Massachusetts reach Governor Deval Patrick’s aggressive goal of 1,600 MW of solar installations by 2020. Massachusetts recently became the fifth-ranked state in the country for total installed solar capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
The two carports are expected to generate over 275,000 kWh of clean electricity annually and have been equipped with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and LED lights. As an additional benefit, club members and visitors will have covered parking for protection from inclement weather. The Long Span 360, like Solaire’s other patented canopies, is available as a single or dual incline canopy with an optional water management system.
Danversport Yacht Club is located on a fully protected harbor on Massachusetts’s North Shore and is renowned for its picturesque views, upscale function space, and complete marina facilities.
About Solaire Generation
Solaire is the nationally recognized market leader for innovative solar parking canopies and systems, with more than 40MWs of projects designed and installed. Solaire solar carports are known for the highest quality, durability, safety and aesthetics available. Solaire was awarded Best Solar Project at SPG ’14, was twice nominated as finalist for the 2013 Intersolar Award for Innovation, and was named a Top 10 NYC Cleantech Leader by Greentech Media. Solaire is active across the continental USA and Hawaii, and throughout the Caribbean.
About The Industrial Roofing Companies
IRC uses its 70 years of roofing design and installation expertise to offer New England customers effective and efficient energy improvement strategies. With its deep understand of all aspects of a building, IRC has created a portfolio of solutions including solar photovoltaic, thermal, and daylighting systems.
Media Contact: Luke Morgan, Solaire Generation, 212-219-0290, [email protected]
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.