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A solar shade structure solution for every carpark

Typically, a solar shade structure can accommodate more than twice the installed capacity as rooftop solar.


What are solar shade parking structures?

Solar shade parking structures are large arrays that are comprised of PV solar panels that generate renewable energy and provide shade – most commonly installed in commercial carparks.

Why use solar shade parking structures?

- Increase the size of on-site renewable energy generation assets. They can accommodate up to 2x the capacity of rooftop solar.
- A sustainable alternative to traditional membrane based shade sails commonly installed in carparks.
- Install electronic vehicle charging more easily without disruption to existing circuits to accommodate an increase in voltages.

How it works

Fabrication +Pod Assembly

  • Pods pre-assembled in factory
  • Waterproofing, module level stringing and fixing holes completed
  • Internal cable conduit, laser-cut holes and cleats fabricated with structural steel.


Foundations + structure

  • Foundations surveyed and footings prepared
  • Screw pile or bored piers installed, prefabricated reo cage with hold down bolts dropped into excavation and concrete poured
  • Primary structure erected


Pods installed

  • Pods lifted into place with either forklift or telehandler using specially designed lifting jig
  • Pods fixed off, final electrical connections completed and gutter installed
  • Inverter and switchboard connection completed and system commissioned


The Hardware

Future Proof

  • Seamlessly integrates with EV charging hardware.
  • Battery and Virtual Power Plants (VPP) ready

Bi-facial Modules

  • Increase yield by absorbing light on both sides
  • Minimal rear-side shading, improved aesthetics

Prefabricated Pods

  • 3x faster installation minimises disruption to carpark and reduces turnkey cost by 20%
  • Waterproof unlike most other systems on the market

Closed Section Structure

  • Easy integreation of DC & AC cable reticulation, lighting and electrical protection device
  • Lightweight look, only 100mm deep

Canyon solar provides end to end savings


installed Australian rooftop capacity vs 65GW potential solar shade structure capacity


The current price of solar panels, just over twice the price of colorbond roof sheeting.


Improve electricity offset rate ($0.07/kWh of wholesale market vs. $0.15/kWh of commercial market)

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