Solar canopy: Innovation expands solar to home and business

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Solar canopy: Innovation expands solar to home and business

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 7:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With Governor Phil Scott, SunCommon will unveil a week from Monday its latest innovation, the Solar Canopy. This timber frame solar structure is a first for Vermont and expands solar access beyond the traditional rooftop and backyard. The Solar Canopy allows all Vermont households and businesses to go solar over their driveway, parking lot, patio, woodpile, or create a functional, new, outdoor space.

“Vermont is a beautiful place, and we want solar to fit into our built environment and working landscape. I designed SunCommon's new Solar Canopy to be both beautiful and functional, embracing Vermont’s classic heritage and its clean energy future,” said James Moore, co-founder of SunCommon.

The official unveiling will take place Monday January 9, 2017 at 10 am at Hunger Mountain Coop at 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. SunCommon photo.

“Minimizing the environmental impact of our business is one of our cooperative’s core values. Now we are ready to enter the arena of renewable energy generation. This solar project is a great first step since we don’t have a lot of space and our roof was not an option. The Solar Canopy is an opportunity to both generate renewable energy and provide a little protection to our customers and their cars from Vermont’s weather," said Kari Bradley, General Manager of Hunger Mountain Coop.

Source: SunCommon 12.29.2016.