Orion Solar Carports; A solution for every project.
Solar carports are an attractive mounting option for businesses, universities, nonprofits and residences looking to showcase their PV system while providing covered parking to employees and patrons alike. Carports make sense in a variety of climates. In snowy regions they act to protect cars from snow and ice while reducing the need for plowing. In warmer climates the shade provided by a carport keep cars considerably cooler than if they were exposed to direct sunlight. Most notably, solar carports convert unused and unproductive space into a productive and sustainable investment.
For these reasons, carports represent a large growth area in the US solar market. Today the US solar carport market is estimated to be worth the better part of $1 billion. CivicSolar is proud to work with carport leader Orion Solar Racking. Orion offers a complete range of carport solutions that cater to a variety of project applications. The Orion solutions cater to projects from 2 to 2,000kW, and everything in between.
The smallest carport offering from Orion is the Kronos. The Kronos is designed for 6 or 8 panels, making it the the perfect solution for home driveway or backyard needs. With a single cantilever side support the Kronos provides a pleasing aesthetic suitable to smaller niche project needs. In addition to residential applications, the Kronos is the perfect solution for bus stations and bike racks. The Kronos is also the perfect compliment to an EV charging station. Despite its small size, the Kronos can easily scale for commercial applications with options including lighting and custom finishes.
The big brothers of the Kronos are the Leto and Titan carports. Orion’s Leto is a double column, single cantilever carport system that is designed to shade two parking spaces and can be constructed side by side to shade entire rows. The Titan is a double column cantilever carport system that is designed for parking arrays of two rows. The system can provide shade for a total of four parking spaces, side by side and nose to nose. Both the Leto and Titan are designed with a 8.5 foot clearance, however higher clearances are available. Each are available with zero to 10 degree tilts. To save time, these carport solutions feature integrated grounding. All Orion carports are UL2703 listed and carry a 15 year product warranty, twice the protection found standard in the industry.
Orion Carports have had the distinction of being selected for projects large and small across the US. Installations include 1.8 MW at LegoLand Florida and 278kW at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. CivicSolar is proud to have supported OnSite Energy with 25kW of PV power racked on an Orion Leto carport at the Northern Plains Resource Council building in Billings, MT featured in the photo above.
For a custom Orion Carport quote contact your CivicSolar account manager today!