Solar Parking Canopies, Solar Patios and Solar Awnings

Published December 5, 2018

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

LightWave Solar is experienced in delivering commerical and residential solar parking canopies and other structures such as solar awnings and pergolas. LightWave Solar is a certified Lumos installer, and we have installed many large solar canopies made by Baja, Florian and Powers Solar Frames.

Solar parking at BCBS in Tennessee
Our largest solar parking installation is 2.4MW on top of a garage at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chattanooga, TN.
LightWave Solar installed another 619kW system on the ground and roof at BCBS of TN.

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 Canopies

Solar patio Brentwood TN
LightWave Solar installed Lumos solar panels for a patio canopy at a home in Brentwood, TN.

Residential Solar Canopy in Nashville, TN

LightWave Solar installed roof-mounted solar panels as well as a solar canopy with Lumos translucent solar panels to create a covered patio.
Lumos solar
View of Lumos solar panels from underneath.

Residential solar awning in Nashville, TN

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

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