New Solar Carport helps Florida’s largest commercial roofing contractor reduce energy consumption by 90% at Fort Lauderdale headquarters
April 20, 2017
Advanced Roofing Inc. (ARI) is proud to announce the completion of a 16-space, 84-kilowatts solar carport at its Fort Lauderdale headquarters. The custom solar carport is the third array on the ARI campus and can produce over 124,000-kilowatt hours of energy per year–the equivalent of powering 25 average U.S. homes. With this solution, Advanced Roofing is now powering up to 90% of its Fort Lauderdale operations through clean energy.
Showcasing two different panel technologies, the new carport at ARI features the SolarWorld Sunmodule BISUN 325W panels that are bi-facial and will provide light transmission through the carport, plus energy production from any reflected indirect light below. The other half of the carport has SolarWorld Sunmodule XL 350W panels, designed to provide maximum power density per square foot. A rain deck installed below the XL350W modules will provide weather protection for parking and company events. In addition, the solar carport includes a Tesla and ChargePoint electrical vehicle charging stations.
CEO of Advanced Roofing, Robert Kornahrens, said investing in the solar carport was a natural choice as prices have dropped about 50 percent in the last five years through new technology and the company’s customized designs. Additionally, with a 30 percent tax credit available under the Federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and many businesses in a strong cash position, the Return on Investment (ROI) of four to ten years has a strong appeal – especially for CEOs and entrepreneurs looking to showcase their brands’ environmental leadership.
To learn more about Advanced Roofing’s solar carport solutions, contact us today at 800-638-6869.