Patio - Pergola

Solar Power Pergola: What it is & Why you need it

A solar power pergola is a great solution for homeowners who are thinking about solar but are limited by their options. There are a few factors that can make or break the decision between a solar pergola and traditional solar panels.

Some of the factors that may persuade a homeowner to go the route of a solar pergola include:

• limited roof space, not enough room for solar panel installation

• older roof, not ideal for solar panels

• non-southern facing roof or an otherwise obstructed view

• wrong roofing material

• simply wants another option other than roof solar panels

• already planning on adding a pergola, wanting to make it as functional as possible

Some people want to customize the look and feel of their pergola by choosing the type of wood used, as well as the design and other appearance details of their structure. There are plenty of customization options!

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Benefits of a Solar Pergola

Size & Savings

The standard 10′ x 10′ pergola is a great addition to any garden or patio. It can be combined with a full-roof system for a more complete and energy-efficient system that can save you hundreds of dollars.

Shade & Exposure

We usually try to place these types of pergolas away from the trees to make them more solar-friendly, but often their normal entertainment functions take priority.

A flat solar pergola is a great way to shade a back porch and will maximize solar production.

Tax Credits

A solar panel pergola can provide various tax deductions and benefits when it’s installed. It’s also a great way to take advantage of the tax credit for outdoor entertaining space. Basically, it’s a custom-made system that provides a sheltered area for guests and some relief for your wallet during tax season!

Cheaper Than a Roof System

A basic solar pergola with the cost of panels can potentially be cheaper than an entire roof solar system. This is especially true if you are simply adding panels to an existing pergola. These panels provide shade and can fit on various outdoor structures such as canopies and carports. The price may increase depending on various factors such as the size of the project and the materials used.

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