Carport vs. Pole-Mounted Solar Panels
Input info: Our 1950s house does not have a garage and only limited space to build a carport. The car is baking on a south-facing driveway 🙂 The roof of the house is old, but not ready for the replacement yet. We have cut off the gas service to the house and went all electric with minisplit heating and cooling. I am trying to determine whether it is possible to install a small pole-mounted or carport-like 10-12 solar panel structure on the front yard next to the driveway or maybe over the driveway to create a shade for the car and take advantage of the southern exposure and avoid placing solar panels on the roof. The neighborhood is mostly raised ranch houses in a good area. Many of the houses are being torn down and replaced with much larger ones. There is no HOA. Do you think we can pull it off? Any advice on solar carport vendors? Thank you.
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