SunPower’s carport solutions are known for their use of underutilized spaces, and multi-functional structural designs that can incorporate gray water and EV charging.
SunPower was recognized as one of the Top 10 Green Building Products for 2018 by Building Green at the annual Green build Expo. Building Green – an independent and trusted source for sustainable building strategies has been recognizing green building products that promote green building practices through its Top 10 Awards since 2001.
Brent Ehrlich, Building Green’s products and materials specialist, said, “Our annual, Top 10 Green Building Products list represents the most exciting new innovations and biggest breakthroughs in health and environmental performance across all major building product sectors.We selected SunPower’s carport solutions for their use of underutilized spaces, and for their multi-functional structural designs that can incorporate gray water and EV charging. SunPower’s efficient solar panels are also Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver and can count toward LEED credits.”
SunPower is one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies providing energy solutions. SunPower E-Series or X-Series direct current solar panels can be affixed to the top of the carports, generating clean electricity and providing shade to vehicles underneath.
These top-performing solar panels generate 45 percent more energy in the same space over 25 years when compared to conventional panels, contributing up to 35 percent of the credits required for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification. They are also the first and only solar panels to receive Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver designation which demonstrates a product’s quality based on five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship and social fairness.
Norm Taffe, SunPower’s executive vice president of products, said, “Our carports are sustainable, innovative solutions for companies looking to achieve reliable energy cost savings with solar while optimizing land use and adding an elegant, multi-functional feature to campuses that employees benefit from as well.”
“We are proud to see SunPower’s solar carport offerings recognized by reputable experts knowledgeable in sustainable building and design, and look forward to delivering superior performance and value to more customers with our leading energy solutions,” Taffe added.
SunPower’s world’s integrated carport designs also offer add-on features including electric vehicle charging, water management, energy storage and energy-efficient lighting, providing customers more ways to enhance corporate sustainability efforts