This attractive solar pergola can provide shade in your garden, power your home or charge your electric car
Pergolas are almost an essential part of homeowners’ gardens. A decorative and functional element responsible for providing shade when we want to eat or drink outdoors. But it is also an element that has the potential to offer another benefit of using the space to develop a photovoltaic installation to power a home or charge an electric car.
An example can be found in North America Corporation Arca Energywhich has just launched an interesting product in the United States called Power Gazebowhich according to the company is even capable of covering a home’s electrical needs in a relatively small space.
It is available in four different configurations, from 16.7 square meters up to 29 square meters. An installation consisting of small photovoltaic tiles 77 watts of power per unit. The panels are installed at a slope of 7 to 14 degrees to efficiently capture the sun’s rays, have a 25-year warranty, and protect against wind speeds of up to 200km/h.
Thanks to this, customers will be able to install photovoltaic pergolas in their homes with powers between 2.4 to 4.3 kW. It is enough to support the housing in its smallest version, even to feed the needs or to charge an electric car.
An alternative for those who do not have space to install solar panels on their roof or in the garden, allowing to expand the possibilities of increasing the self-consumption of residential electricity.
Source | Arca Energy
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