Company showcases Salisbury’s first solar carport

Carport

Paradise Energy Solutions has installed Salisbury’s first solar carport at their office on Snow Hill Road.

The 24.5 kilowatt solar system consists of 98 solar panels and is expected to produce 30,425 kilowatt hours per year.

The carport’s multi-purpose use of producing electricity, keeping cars protected from the elements, and keeping cars cool during the summertime is a growing trend in many areas of the country.

“Solar carports make sense,” co-owner Jason Beiler said. “You get a parking structure that pays for itself by producing electricity. All the electricity produced from the carport is being sold to Delmarva Power, under solar net metering, and Delmarva Power is buying the electric at around 9 cents per kWh.”

Paradise Energy Solutions also plans to install an electric charging station underneath the solar carport.

As your community newspaper, we are committed to making Salisbury a better place. You can help support our mission by making a voluntary contribution to the newspaper.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment