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West Cork Joins the Solar Carport Revolution: A Pioneering Project

Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy in West Cork: Our Latest Carport Project

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of one of our most exciting projects yet: a bespoke, dual-car carport equipped with a powerful solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the scenic coastal area of West Cork. This project not only underlines our commitment to sustainable energy solutions but also showcases our innovative approach to overcoming architectural challenges.

Set against the backdrop of West Cork’s rugged coastline, the property presented a unique challenge: the existing house was unsuitable for rooftop solar installations due to structural constraints. Recognising the need for a creative alternative, our team proposed the development of a solar carport – a solution that would not only cater to the client’s energy needs but also blend seamlessly with the aesthetic and environmental context of the location.

The carport, designed to accommodate two cars, features an impressive array of 15 solar panels with a total capacity exceeding 6 kilowatts peak (KWp). This substantial setup ensures ample power generation, harnessing Ireland’s coastal sunlight to produce clean, green energy. The strategic positioning of the carport maximises exposure to sunlight, significantly boosting efficiency and energy output.

Collaboration was key to the success of this project. We partnered with local solar PV specialists, Energywise, whose expertise in renewable energy solutions was invaluable. Their deep understanding of solar technology and commitment to quality contributed immensely to the project, ensuring that all technical aspects of the solar installation met the highest standards of efficiency and reliability.

The design process was intensive and meticulously managed. Given the exposed coastal location and specific client requirements, our team went through four iterations of design. Each phase involved careful consideration of the carport’s structural integrity, aesthetic appeal, and environmental impact, ensuring that the final product was not just functional but also visually striking. The bespoke structure was tailored to fit the exact layout of the space, demonstrating our commitment to providing personalised solutions that address our clients’ unique needs.

Our dedication to customer satisfaction and high-quality workmanship has once again been recognised by our clients. This project earned us another 5-star review on Google, affirming our reputation for excellence in the field of renewable energy installations. Such feedback is not just a testament to our team’s hard work but also an encouragement to continue innovating and improving.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work on such projects and for the trust our clients place in us. Our partnership with Energywise ( ) on this project was instrumental, and it exemplifies the strength of collaboration in achieving sustainable development goals.

As we look forward to future projects, we remain committed to leveraging renewable energy technologies to create value for our clients and contribute positively to the environment. This solar carport in West Cork is just one example of how we can overcome challenges with innovative solutions, and we are excited about the potential of solar energy to shape a greener, more sustainable future.

Thank you to everyone involved for making this project a resounding success. We are eager to embark on more transformative projects that propel us toward a cleaner energy landscape.

Embracing Solar Power: Introducing Co. Leitrim’s First Solar Carport with Integrated EV Charging

In an exciting stride towards sustainable living, we at Solar Structures are thrilled to share the completion of a pioneering project nestled in the heart of Co. Leitrim, Ireland. This installation, a testament to innovation and green energy, marks the unveiling of the county’s first 18-panel full steel solar carport structure, complete with additional external guttering and an integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger.

Our journey began with the vision of creating a multifunctional space that not only provides shelter but also harnesses the power of the sun. The result is a robust, steel-framed carport equipped with 18 high-efficiency solar panels. This design not only stands up to Co. Leitrim’s diverse weather conditions but also serves a dual purpose: protecting vehicles from the elements and generating clean, renewable energy.

The carport’s innovative design includes additional external guttering, ensuring efficient water management and protection against the rain. Another element is the integrated EV charger, powered directly by the solar panels. This allows homeowners to charge their electric vehicles with the clean energy produced right above them, embodying the ultimate in eco-friendly convenience.

We couldn’t have brought this project to fruition without the collaboration and support of our partners at Solar Generation in Sligo. Their expertise and commitment to renewable energy solutions were instrumental in the successful implementation of this project.

Special thanks go to the homeowner, whose commitment to sustainability and trust in our vision made this groundbreaking project possible. Their willingness to embrace renewable energy technologies not only sets a remarkable example for the community but also marks a significant step towards reducing carbon footprints and promoting environmental stewardship in Co. Leitrim.

This solar carport represents more than just a shelter for vehicles; it’s a beacon of innovation, showcasing the practical application of solar energy in everyday life. As we reflect on this successful collaboration, we are reminded of the power of partnership and the shared commitment to a greener, more sustainable future.

For those inspired by this project or looking to embark on their own journey towards sustainability, we invite you to reach out. Together, we can explore how renewable energy solutions can transform your space, reduce your environmental impact, and lead the way towards a cleaner, greener planet.

Harnessing Solar Power with Bespoke Carports: A Green Solution for Irish Weather

In the quest for renewable energy solutions, solar PV carports have emerged as a frontrunner, especially tailored for the unique climate of Ireland. These innovative structures not only provide shelter for vehicles but also harness the power of the sun, offering a dual advantage that’s hard to overlook. Solar Structures stands at the forefront of this green revolution, offering bespoke solar PV carports designed to meet the specific needs of the Irish weather.

The primary benefit of a solar PV carport is its ability to generate clean, renewable energy. This is particularly valuable in Ireland, where the drive towards sustainable living is stronger than ever. By converting sunlight into electricity, these carports reduce reliance on fossil fuels, thereby decreasing carbon footprints and promoting environmental sustainability.

Moreover, these made-to-measure carports are engineered to withstand Ireland’s varied weather conditions, from rain and wind to occasional sunshine. The robust design ensures durability and longevity, providing a reliable source of energy year-round. This resilience makes them an ideal choice for Irish homes, offering protection for vehicles while generating electricity even in less than perfect weather conditions.

Solar Structures’ expertise in crafting these solar solutions makes them a go-to company for those interested in making a sustainable change. With a focus on quality and customization, they ensure that every carport is tailored to fit the specific requirements and preferences of their clients. This bespoke approach not only maximises the efficiency of the solar panels but also complements the aesthetic of any home.

Choosing a solar PV carport from Solar Structures means investing in a future where clean energy and practicality go hand in hand. It’s a step towards a greener, more sustainable lifestyle, proving that even in a country known for its challenging weather, solar power remains a viable and beneficial energy source.

Possibly Ireland’s most eco-friendly solicitors?

When Caolán and the team at Doyle & Company solicitors in Blanchardstown decided to lower their carbon emissions they understood that Solar PV would be an ideal solution for them.  The offices use a fair amount of electricity during the day, but are relatively low users at night.  This meant that Solar PV would appear to be an ideal solution for them.  However, the roof space on their office was limited and could only fit very few panels.

From discussing their situation with the team at Ecoplex, they decided to call Solar Structures.  Together we conducted a site survey and it became apparent that the South facing area behind the office could be upgraded through a solar veranda.  The veranda would create an additional covered area for the team to sit out under and would keep them relatively dry as they went out to their cars.  Most of all, the solar PV brise-soleil awning would reduce the offices from overheating in Summer and would give them an optimum solar pv deployment.

We at Solar Structures, the experts in upgrading outdoor spaces via Solar PV, are very grateful to both the team at Doyle & Company and to Conor Deasy and the team at Ecoplex energy for working with us on the special project.

If you have a project that needs a special solution, talk to us at Solar Structures.

Outdoor spaces re-imagined – Solar PV carports

A great leap forward for the premier county as Tipperary County has its first timber Carport!

We have just installed an 18 panel, 7.2KWp carport in timber at a site in Tipperary.  The client wished to maximise their investment in Solar PV by combining it with adding a carport to their site.

Our two berth design can be used for a variety of uses from off-grid car charging stations to domestic carports to elegant patio areas.

We would like to thank the homeowner and John Lowry and the team at Home and Agri ( for partnering with us on this fantastic project.  

Now all we need is for the sun to start shining all the month of September! 

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Patios re-imagined

This 21 panel steel pergola, facing due South, with just over 8.5KWp capacity, is now covering a beautiful patio area in Co. Galway.

The dappling effect of our specially selected PV panels gives the whole structure a light, elegant feel.

Please contact us if you would like a case-study on this or any of our other innovative projects.

For more information and enquiries, contact us at Solar Structures,

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