Not all solar energy applications for businesses are created equal. Off-the-shelf solar energy panels simply don’t work for many sites because of custom requirements. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Park@Sol from Schletter is a carport system that provides solar energy while creating much-needed shade for parking or pedestrian areas. Let’s take a look at the Cummins carport project, a recent Park@Sol success story. In the Cummins carport project, Park@Sol was installed in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, by Solfuturo, a Schletter customer for over 8 years. The project had three main objectives:

  • Reduce CO2 emissions to the environment
  • Save on energy costs
  • Provide shade to employees’ cars from the hot summer sun over Juarez

The project commenced in September 2017. The Cummins carport is a 279 kW project with the potential to expand to 1.1 MW in the future. By using advanced production methods, Schletter created longer spans between foundations, reducing costs and simplifying the process. Best of all, no on-site welding or cutting was necessary to construct the solar carport. The anchors and bases were on site in less than a month, and the Park@Sol racking was delivered in late November. The system was completed and fully operational on December 30, 2017. It was a quick turnaround, but Schletter was proudly able to meet the customer’s tight timeline and budget.

The complete installation included:

  • 1-structure CARPORT 3X27
  • 1-structure CARPORT 6X40
  • 2-structure CARPORT 6X46
  • 873 solar panels covering an area of 2300 m2 or 24,757 sq. feet, covering 124 cars
  • 12 Fronius SYMO 24 inverters – 480 VOLTS

The Cummins carport is not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. The customer was impressed by the high-quality designs and profiles, as well as the easy installation. Jesus Bojorquez, Owner/CEO, Solfuturo, says, “We have been working with Schletter for a long time. I have confidence in Park@Sol and its reliable and flexible designs for installation, as well as my account representative who guided me throughout the project. This project was a success because it exceeded all my expectations, and those of my customers. Park@Sol is truly an excellent design.”

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