PowerParasol™- The patent pending PowerParasol™ has opened up a new era in solar energy generation. Unlike other solar energy installations, PowerParasols are not hidden away from view like standard roof top systems or remote solar farm installations but are integrated into a community by covering parks, pedestrian malls, parking lots, sport venues, campuses, playgrounds, viewing stands and other large open areas within cities and towns. PowerParasols enhance land rather than consume it and work within the local electrical grid eliminating the need for new transmission lines.
PowerParasols, which stand 22 – 25 feet off the ground, create an open, spacious and comfortable environment and provide cooling shade for visitors, customers, employees and guests. Prospective customers include; retail centers, grocery stores and shopping malls, universities, corporate headquarters, municipalities, airports, military facilities, casinos, professional sport teams, car dealerships, entertainment venues, etc.
PowerParasols, also create value from the structure itself. The 8 foot by 23 foot tall lateral braces are natural locations for signage which can be used to promote products, branding, services or events. The structures are also ideal places to locate electric car charging stations, cell phone antennas, sound systems and provide ideal locations for multi-use outdoor events such as arts and crafts fairs, road races, holiday events, etc. In addition, the PowerParasol’s height allows critical video monitoring and security cameras to be installed providing a greater view of all activities underneath the structure. In a retail application, customers have a number of choices where to shop and if they can park under a shaded structure they will undoubtedly seek out that store over others in the neighborhood resulting in increased store sales. Furthermore, consumers continue to reach out to companies they believe are “green” and responsible neighbors, and with the PowerParasol™, every time they park underneath it they will be reminded of the company’s “green” initiatives.