Solar Canopies

Solar canopies create sweet, cool shade while turning the sunlight they block into clean energy for your home or business. They’re a great alternative to traditional rooftop solar panels, especially for houses and businesses that don’t have a suitable roof for solar. 

SouthFace Solar & Electric specializes in custom solar energy solutions for homeowners and businesses in Arizona. We have over 35 years of experience installing high-quality, custom solutions for residential solar, commercial solar, and off-grid solar projects. No matter what your vision is, we can design and install a solar shade cover that brings it to life.

Types of Solar Canopies 

Solar canopy and solar shade cover are umbrella terms that can be used to describe all kinds of solar structures, including: 

  • Solar carports – Offer sheltered parking space and can serve as an EV-charging station as well. 
  • Solar patio covers – Create shade above a patio so it can be enjoyed comfortably year-round. 
  • Solar pergolas – Create shade in any residential or commercial outdoor space like a patio, park, garden, or backyard. 

Solar panel canopies are designed to create functional, shaded space underneath the solar panels. This is the key difference between a solar canopy and a ground-mounted solar panel system. Both have advantages, but if you want a place to hang out or park your car in the shade, a solar canopy is the best option. 

Why Install a Solar Canopy? 

Solar canopies have many benefits for both homeowners and businesses, especially in Arizona where shade is an invaluable resource.  

  • Space Saving – Solar canopies make efficient use of space, especially in areas where land is limited. By installing solar panels above parking lots, walkways, and patios, you can generate electricity without occupying additional land.
  • Shade – Solar carports and canopies create shade for parked cars, outdoor seating areas, walkways, and more. 
  • Aesthetics – Well-designed solar canopies can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a property or space, blending renewable energy infrastructure with architectural design.

Solar Canopy Pricing and Incentives 

Solar panel canopies and shade covers are typically more expensive than rooftop solar panels because of their complex design and installation requirements. However, the cost can vary significantly depending on the size, design, location, and several other factors. For the most accurate estimate, reach out to SouthFace Solar & Electric for a free solar quote. We can provide a fast, accurate solar canopy estimate with just a few details about your needs and goals. 

Solar Shade Covers Qualify for Tax Credits! 

You can save 30% on your solar canopy installation in 2024 with the federal solar tax credit. All types of residential and commercial solar installations are eligible for the tax credit, including solar shade covers. Learn more about Arizona solar incentives

Arizona Solar Panel Carport & Canopy Installation 

SouthFace Solar & Electric is the go-to solar panel installer for solar shade covers, carports, and canopies in Arizona. We engineer custom solar energy solutions designed to meet your specific needs, whether you want to install a commercial-scale solar carport or a solar pergola for your backyard. We’ve installed thousands of solar energy systems for all applications and can find a creative solution to bring any solar dream to life! 

Create shade and clean energy with a solar canopy! Call 480-405-6105 or contact us for a free estimate.