We have all been inundated with a massive dose of bad news about the American economy, what with credit ratings and stocks falling. However bad this news may be for the majority of American citizens and many companies, carport dealers shouldn’t be too worried about this downturn in national financial problems. Why is that? Solar power.
An article from the North Bay Business Journal is just one example of how carports are becoming a recession-proof must have item for many areas. In this case, a school district is sinking major funding into solar carports at schools:
“For example, Sonoma Valley Unified School District this year is putting $9.61 million of the $40 million general obligation bond approved by voters last fall toward photovoltaic systems and related structures designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects of Santa Rosa. Graton-based solar installer One Sun is set to start this week at nine campuses, district offices and the bus barn and be completed by Aug. 15 before the 4,600 students in the district return. The project would feed a total of 2.1 megawatts to the electrical grid.”
At 14 different schools around the Napa county and Sonoma county areas, solar panels will actually be adding to existing carports to aid in the generation of renewable energy for the schools to use. Costs will be cut exponentially over the years, especially with the cost of energy going up across the world:
“The Sonoma Valley district is tapping $3.83 million in California Solar Initiative rebates, with $750,000 generated in each of the first five years. The photovoltaic system was designed to offset 96 percent of the district’s annual electricity use, saving $500,000 in district general funds the first year and $26 million over 25 years.”
If you have a business that needs help to increase profits or save money, you may want to look into the installation of solar carports for the renewable future of your company.