Why Installing Solar Carports Is Right For Your Organization

You may not know it yet, but installing solar carports is a good move. While a regular canopy or carport offers cover and shade for cars, it’s also a missed opportunity. FPL community solar has found a way to make additional use of carports by turning them into solar power plants.

Why Install Solar Carports?

Studies show that in today’s marketplace, implementing sustainable practices has a positive impact on employee recruitment, satisfaction, and even your local community and it’s great PR. Plus, who doesn’t like shaded parking during hot summers? In addition to protecting cars and trucks from the sun, solar carports also reduce the heat island effect of the hot pavement or asphalt. The best part is that FPL solar carports require zero upfront costs. For qualifying surface parking lots, Go Smart Solar will install a solar carport for zero upfront costs.

1. Easy Installation

One of the biggest advantages of the FPL solar carport program is that they don’t need any additional land like ground mount solar systems do. This means that solar panel carports offer a more effective use of space. Under the FPL program, Go Smart Solar provides all the capital, engineering, permitting, construction and asset management.

2. Millennial Matter

The younger generation is joining the workforce and changing the hierarchy when it comes to what matters for recruiting and retaining employees. Millennial have been raised with considerable awareness of sustainability issues. Surveys have found that most millennial value corporate social responsibility highly – and would be willing to give up an average of $7,600 to work for an organization that provides a better work environment that matches their values. A simple way to appeal to this growing workforce is to add solar carports.

3. Market Differentiation

Adding covered parking to your building can increase your bottom line as tenants are willing to pay for covered and reserved parking. Plus, properties with covered parking options are more attractive to potential tenants.

FPL carports are a safe way to bring covered parking to your property, can help you recruit from the rising millennial workforce, and even help differentiate your property from competitors. This is why installing solar carports through the FPL community solar program is right for your organization – no matter the size. FPL can help you get started on your new solar carports today!