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Solar Canopy

Water managed solar canopy for residential pergolas up to large scale commercial solar carport

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Key specifications

Material

100% aluminum structure and components, stainless steel bolts & nuts.

Max Snow Load

Can be designed for any snow loads (up to 100 PSF)

Max Wind Loads

Can be designed for any wind loads (up to 180MPH)

Tilt Angle

Variable

PV Panel Orientation

Landscape on rails (supported on the long side of the panels)

Module

Any framed PV, any frameless PV, monofacial or bifacial, optimized for bifacial

Sealed

Water-managed with rubber gaskets (frameless panels).

Configuration

Variable canopy table size to match the structure size.

Structure Type Compatibility

Any wood or metal structure with compatible span.

Installation

100% aluminum structure, super light, all parts can be manipulated by hand without heavy machinery.

Panel Height From Ground

Variable

Grounding

UL 2703 listed

Typical Bifacial Gains Observed

5-25% (Must be optimized per project, not a guarantee)

No on-site welding

All Opsun canopies are assembled with bolts and nuts. No welding and no cuts will be necessary on site.

Aesthetical

This architectural solar canopy combines high energy generation without compromizing the look of the structure. Using frameless bifacial PVs will add to the elegance of the canopy and will blend perfectly in residential as well as light commercial installations.

Ease of installation

Light in nature, all parts can be lifted by hand, without heavy machinery. Foundations can be done using screw piles or helical piles to avoid heavy machinery and disrupting the property.

Perfect for Solar Pergolas

Protection from the sun while enjoying a nice day in the garden is what you wish for during a hot summer day. But why not also turn this heat into energy and make your pergola turn from an expense into an investment? Opsun's SunPark Canopy does it all!

Advantage

IDEAL LOOK WITH BIFACIAL PANELS

Panels encastrable in the aluminum rails, all wires hidden, all junction boxes hidden. Opsun's Bifacial Canopies take advantage of bifacial panels' transparency to increase aesthetics from underneath.

EASE OF INSTALLATION

Light in nature, all parts can be lifted by hand, without heavy machinery. The canopy can be installed on any type of structure with specific attachment options.

FULL ALUMINUM DESIGN

100% aluminum design with 6000 series aluminum and 304 stainless steel bolts and nuts guarantee maximum durability of the structure for decades.

BETTER PANEL PROTECTION

Strong rails supporting PVs on their full length help prevent torsion and movement that leads to accelerated degradation of PV panels.

UL 2703

ETL listed to UL 2703

HIGHEST STANDARD FOR ENGINEERING & SUPPORT

Our engineers use only the safest methods of calculation, to assure maximum solidity and durability of the structures. We have proprietary, recent wind tunnel tests with Western University, and we design using the latest Building Codes (ASCE-7-16, NBCC 2016, IBC 2018), as well as SEAOC PV2. Minimal deflection allowed on rails, and finite element analysis done with high-end 3D engineering software. Each component and vertical structure calculated individually. We find solutions to each unique challenge, and we react quickly if unforeseen events happen during construction (such as terrain obstructions and last minute changes).

PROJECT-SPECIFIC BUILDING PERMIT PLANS & P.ENG STAMP WITH EACH PROJECT

Custom, project-specific building permit plans, stamped by a local P. Eng., are provided for each job, describing step-by-step where each component goes, on the exact project site, with markups, details and explanations custom to each project's specific difficulties.

Documents & Specifications

OPSUN Total Engineeringtm Support

Opsun specilizes in solar PV racking engineering for any type of solar project, discover below our unique process to assure the best quality racking and engineering is supplied for all your solar PV, and bifacial PV projects.

Flexible Design

Opsun's racking is not a single product : it is instead a large library of rails, components and configurations that we can adapt to match any client's requirements.

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Full engineering Support

Opsun experts takes care of all the mechanical aspects of your solar PV project and we deliver detailed, project-specific set of engineering plans to help accelerate installation time.

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Technical Solutions

Opsun is your solution finder to a wide array of challenges, such as limited roof capacity, directly attached or hybrid (both ballasted & anchored) systems.

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Installation Support

Opsun On-Site Support allows your installation team to benefit from the instructions and supervision of an expert from Opsun's team, with 15 years of experience.

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