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Solar Canopies for Parking Lots


Maximize your parking lot's value with solar canopies.

Solar canopies transform parking lots into dual-purpose assets, providing covered parking for drivers while generating renewable energy - and revenue. Installing solar canopies with Build­-Ready is a "de-risked" process. We provide both financial and technical support for your solar projects, making it simple and easy to add revenue-generating value to your property.

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Get started by nominating your parking lot as a potential Build-Ready site.

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About Build-Ready

Build-Ready helps manage and fund solar development projects on previously developed land, including solar canopies for large parking lots. When you add solar canopies to your parking lot with Build-Ready, you can:

  • Earn revenue in the form of lease payments for your renewable energy project
  • Pair solar panels with onsite battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations
  • Offset a portion of your snow removal costs and other parking lot operation and maintenance expenses
  • Provide a shaded, cooler, and more comfortable experience for drivers
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and contribute to your community's clean energy goals

Build-Ready is a turnkey solution for converting previously developed properties like parking lots into renewable energy resources. With Build-Ready, you receive:

  • Funding and technical oversight for solar canopy installation projects
  • Evaluations of your properties to identify viable solar projects
  • Planning, design, and permitting services for your project
  • Expert support for outreach and community engagement

Nominate your site to see if your parking lot is a good fit for solar canopies.

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Is Your Property Ready for Solar Canopies?

Download our solar canopy factsheet to learn more about how Build-Ready can help you transform your parking lot with renewable energy, more revenue, and more covered parking for drivers.

Download the Factsheet [PDF]


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