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SunPark CPRX

Water-managed (possible to seal) configurable universal carport mounting structure for monofacial and bifacial PVs

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Key specifications

Material

Aluminum rails and components, stainless steel bolts & nuts. Vertical structure typically in galvanized Steel H-Beams.

Max Snow Loads

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

Max Wind Loads

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

Tilt Angle

5 to 10 typical (any tilt virtually possible)

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). Caulking recommended with framed panels for perfect seal.

Configuration

Many possible configurations, such as cantilever, dual tilt ("Y-Shape"), tilted up or down, or even continuous structures (monoslope canopies).

Foundation Type

Any (concrete footings typical, can be designed with helical or driven piles of any shape)

PV Panel height from ground

Customizable, typically 12-14.5 feet (3.6-4.4m). Over 14.5FT (4.4m) possible.

Grounding

Bonding jumpers available, UL 2703 listed, certification to come.

Typical Bifacial Gains Observed

5-15% (N-Type, on black asphalt. Must be optimized per project, not a guarantee.)

Architectural Design

All wires hidden, all junction boxes hidden. Zero obstruction on the back of the cells (if junction box position allows). Optimized for bifacial. Superb look with frameless, low-profile panels. Will look neat from underneath.

Earn more with bifacial

Carport structures are expensive by nature, but using bifacial panels and an adapted structure for bifacial PVs, it is possible to get more kWh per surface of carport installed, leading to better project financial viability. Our team of experts will support you in creating an elegant structure matching your requirements and budget.

Complete turn-key engineering services

Our experts will support your project, offer expert advices on how to get maximum performance from bifacial PVs, help optimize layout, tilt angle and panels orientation, and elevation from the ground. We can help design foundations on any soil type (soil study required, by others).

Advantages

Ideal look with bifacial Panels

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

Aluminum PV Rails Design

Rail-based design with 6000 series aluminum and 306 stainless steel bolts and nuts guarantee maximum durability of the structure for decades. Typical base structure is made of solid galvanized steel (ASTM A123) H-Beams, for maximum strength.

Better Panel Protection

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

Several Designs available

Our engineers can create carports with several tilt orientation : cantilever (Half-"A"-Shape, Half-"Y"-Shape), Y-Shape (dual tilt up) or T-Shape (one side tilted up and the other side tilted down)

UL 2703

Grounding system conforming to UL 2703, certification in process.

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 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 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 the 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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