A very smart idea to utilizing empty and unused space, the company called Solar Integrated Technologies provides carports with solar panels placed on the roof.
During its first solar carport installation, 152kW of solar panels was generated on carports covering 186 parking spots at Millennium Sports Club in Vacaville, California. The modular design allows options for varied parking lots sizes and shapes, so it could accommodate both companies and residential areas with solar panels placed not only on carports but any rooftop.
The apartment community Solara in Poway, California has already implemented solar on their carports. Excitingly all the residents enjoy a zero balance on their utility bill and are actually producing more energy than needed.