13 Aug '11, 3pm

Germans Encouraged to Roof Carports with Solar Panels | CleanTechnica: Carports and garages are both perfectly s...

Germans Encouraged to Roof Carports with Solar Panels | CleanTechnica: Carports and garages are both perfectly s...

There’s one more advantage to a German carport – it’s incredibly simple to roof it over with solar panels and let solar energy pay for the carport . Give it twenty years, and it’s paid for itself four or five times over. Germany’s legislation regarding renewable energy covers carports as well as actual buildings. Said legislation states that incentives for solar power are higher if the solar panels are attached to a structure than if they’re just free-standing, and a carport apparently counts as a structure. Another point for the carport.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/13/germans-encouraged-to...

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