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What’s A PowerParasol®? And what can it do for you?
Innovative Solar Shade Structure Generates Revenue And Energy
Parking lots are an integral part of many businesses, commercial developments and public amenities. A PowerParasol helps transform this important temporary automobile storage space into something more by creating shade, energy and premium parking revenue opportunities. Much more than ordinary covered parking, a PowerParasol project has height, lighting and creates a shade canopy over the entire lot, not just parking spaces.
The retail shopping marketplace is a very competitive environment – to say the least. In order to succeed, retailers are constantly looking for better ways to attract and retain customers and to lower operational costs. A PowerParasol gives them both – a better shopping experience, night or day, for their customers, plus a savings on their electricity bills because it generates renewable energy. One more important point: a PowerParasol can be installed with minimal disruption to existing operations. Every PowerParasol we have installed has been on a site that is already in use. Our experienced team of installation professionals knows how maneuver in busy spaces without negatively impacting access and traffic flow.
A PowerParasol installation transforms the space beneath it, creating shade and defining an area. Its broad columns allow for signs, security cameras, and creative LED lighting applications. Common area that is intended for public gatherings is enriched and activated with a PowerParasol, enhancing the land or converting it from an area exposed to the harsh elements to a more inviting and controlled environment. And with electricity being generated, it introduces new energized outdoor opportunities and becomes a magnet for attracting public gatherings, both organized and spontaneous.
Distributed Energy Generation Brings Consumers New Options It is a time of disruption in the electric utility industry. The delicate balance between federal regulation and varying state regulations along with the power of the marketplace and the arrival of alternative energy sources is changing everything for the country’s established utility systems. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) explains distributed energy as follows: …
Shade: It’s Not A Luxury In warmer regions like the Sun Belt, shade assumes central importance when landscape architects design outdoor spaces. Shade matters – and people go out of their way to find a tree, a building, an awning or whatever they can to provide shelter from the sun for themselves or for their car. But shade isn’t a …