A solar carport is a fantastic example of multifunctional space use. We all know that space is at a premium in the Netherlands. That’s why Novar always uses precious land as smartly as possible. Our solar carports are a good example. They combine a car park with sustainable energy generation.
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Green energy system
Why not double the space of a parking lot? With a solar carport you realize a unique green energy system and a place for parked cars. A solar carport is an ideal sustainability opportunity for your company. Politicians are even advocating the compulsory covering of parking spaces with solar panels.
A solar carport is a smart and sustainable solution. It generates green energy and cars stay cool, dry and protected under the panels. The solar carport gives your parking facility a visibly sustainable appearance.
Solar carports are certainly sustainable, as the solar panels generate energy on both sides (top and underside). The distance between the solar panels and the ground is greater with a solar carport than with normal solar farms. This causes the ‘bifacial effect’: the panels absorb energy from the air and reflections from the ground.
As well as supplying energy, solar carports can also be used to charge electric cars with green energy that comes directly from the solar panels. You can’t get much greener than that.
We realised the largest solar carport in the world in Biddinghuizen. The system has 90,000 solar panels and supplies 35 MWp.
We produce enough to supply green energy to 10,000 homes.
This solar carport also supplies sustainable power to the Lowlands festival. Around 300,000 kWh of electricity is consumed during each edition of Lowlands. This solar carport, the largest in the world, supplies more than 100 Lowlands weekends of green power annually.
Novar in practice
Every company takes a different approach to sustainability. We’re happy to help you identify the possibilities for your organisation. A solar carport is the ideal opportunity to become sustainable. It allows you to make optimum use of your car park while contributing to the energy transition. Your image will also receive a visually positive boost.
Novar has extensive experience of realising solar carports and looks forward to hearing about your needs. If you want your car park to contribute to the energy transition, please enter your contact details.
With a solar carport, you generate sustainable solar power that saves on your energy bill. You also receive GVOs (guarantee of origin) for the generation of green energy, proving that the energy is generated sustainably. How the financial benefits look depends on your consumption profile, but also on the method of exploitation.
The payback time for a solar carport depends on many factors, such as the number of solar panels and the orientation relative to the sun. In addition, there are options, such as buying or leasing, and storing or not storing, that greatly influence the investment and thus the payback time. This is why we prefer to give personal advice. Feel free to schedule a consultation.
The number of solar panels, the location and the efficiency of the solar panels are all factors on which the output of a solar carport depends. To give you an idea, the largest solar carport in the world has 90,732 solar panels and a peak annual output of 37.7 MWp. This is equivalent to an annual energy supply for 11,346 households. Did you know that it is just in the Netherlands (Biddinghuizen) and that Novar realized it together with Lowlands?
A solar carport will make your energy system more sustainable, allowing you to comply with future regulations. In addition, a solar carport shows that your company is working on sustainability. A carport is one of the few sustainable solutions that is visible, which makes it an ideal means to publicize your sustainable ambitions to employees and customers.