Solar Parking Canopies, Solar Patios and Solar Awnings

LightWave Solar is a certified Lumos installer with experience building residential solar parking and patio canopies as well as solar awnings. In addition, we have installed many commercial solar canopies made by Baja, Florian and Powers Solar Frames.


Solar canopies

LightWave Solar installed several Florian solar parking canopies for Nissan, and they help power EV chargers.

Solar canopies and awnings are multi-purpose: they generate clean solar electricity, provide shade, can provide protection from rain if desired, and they create a visually appealing architectural element that highlights the use of solar energy.

Examples include the following:

LightWave installed two parking canopies at FedEx in Memphis.

  • Shaded parking with or without EV chargers
  • Shaded patio, pool and porch areas with translucent solar panels or traditional solar panels (see residential photos below)
  • Building awnings for commercial and residential sites
  • Solar canopies are great for sites without suitable roof space
  • Solar canopies are great for clients with a desire to show a highly visible use of solar energy
  • Structures can be made of painted or unpainted steel or wood.
  • Our portfolio of solar parking canopies includes projects for big corporations, local businesses, state universities and the U.S. Army National Guard
  • We have completed dozens of unique residential solar installations including solar canopies for parking areas and patios, as well as solar awnings and solar pergolas.

Commercial Solar Awning


Our client, Conard Logistics in LaVergne, TN, wanted an awning that pulled double duty: shade and energy generation.

Residential solar canopy in Nashville, TN

LightWave Solar installed roof-mounted solar panels as well as a solar canopy with translucent solar panels to create a covered patio.

Lumos solar

View of Lumos solar canopy from underneath.

Residential solar awning in Nashville, TN

LightWave Solar installed Lumos translucent solar panels to create this front porch awning.

Another perspective of same awning:

Lumos Solar Panels Awning

From underneath the solar awning, you can see light coming through the solar panels.

Contact LightWave Solar for your commercial and residential solar parking, solar patio and solar awning projects.

LightWave provided excellent service from design through applications through installation. We are very happy with the performance of the system.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennis
01:20 04 Aug 19
LightWave Solar, LLC installed a 10 kW Array for us and did an excellent job! They completed the Array installation on time and with in budget.
Brian Nothnagle
Brian Nothnagle
18:49 23 Jul 19
The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. in addition to keeping the area clean , we are very happy with the work and the price.
Denis Savouray
Denis Savouray
13:11 30 Nov 18
Light Wave Solar is terrific. All their people were great to work with, knowledgeable and on- the- ball. They were everything i could have asked for and i couldn't be happier with the system they installed. So far it is working just as i hoped!
Jeanie Stephenson
Jeanie Stephenson
23:00 26 Nov 18
I needed LightWave's help after a wind storm caused a tree to fall on my house. The tree destroyed ten solar panels on my roof. LightWave's technicians visited me to assess the damage and plan repairs. LightWave's project manager took over from that point. After the design was complete and approved, the installation crew completed the job in a single day. Every LightWave representative was pleasant and professional. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.
Mike Wiedemer
Mike Wiedemer
18:41 25 Oct 18
The whole team at LightWave Solar did an all-around excellent job! They showed up on time as expected and communicated everything very clearly on what I can expect to see and happen. They were all very professional and courteous throughout the entire process. I am already seeing MUCH lower electric bills. Thanks again to everyone at LightWave Solar, I greatly appreciated your services.
Nick Mielnik
Nick Mielnik
18:41 22 Oct 18
The entire team at LightWave Solar went above and beyond to ensure that our solar install was done on time, on budget, and to our satisfaction. Professional in every way. I can't get over how seamlessly they have integrated everything to our 1960 built home. Very well done. An added bonus is their handling of the necessary licenses, myriad forms and paperwork and approvals from local power company and TVA. These guys deserve 10 stars!
Shawn Kries
Shawn Kries
18:12 16 May 18
Great service and solar products. Professional installation and technical support. Installation quality outstanding.
Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen
13:56 22 Feb 18
Very happy with our 50KW solar panel array commercial system. Lightwave was extremely easy to work with.
Mark Fournier
Mark Fournier
13:19 08 Feb 18
We installed a 10 KW solar panel array on the roof of our home this past fall. The process required coordination between us (the customer), the local electric company (Nashville Electric Service) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). While this may seem daunting, it turns out that apart from signing a few routine documents, the process requires little to no effort on the part of the customer: Lightwave Solar takes care of all the details. Their attention to those details was impressive, which meant the whole operation was smooth, professional and basically worry free. The physical installation itself is a marvel of craftsmanship and technology. Lightwave Solar fully earns their five star rating and I recommend them without reservation.
David James
David James
06:07 22 Jan 18
Expert system design and expert install. Couldn’t be happier. Installed grid-tied roof-mounted 30kw system on rural lodge. Very happy with results on electric bill.
Greg Gough
Greg Gough
02:27 20 Jan 18
My first month's savings was over $100. This is in spite of shorter fall days, cloudy days, and rain. The shortest day of the year is in late December. Its best performance will be in the spring and summer. I am very pleased with it.
Gerald Dooley
Gerald Dooley
18:26 27 Oct 17



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