Commercial Solar Carports
Residential Solar Carports
Kern Solar Structures' Resi-PorT™ is the first residential solar carport kit offered by a major carport manufacturer. It utilizes the Solar Speed RaX™ system to increase flexibility and reduce installation times wile accepting most full frame PV modules, making it an ideal solution for many residential solar projects.
Press Release: S2A Modular and FreeVolt USA
Kern Solar Structures Partners with S2A Modular and FreeVolt USA as Exclusive Provider of Solar CarPorTs™ at Its Nationwide Network of MegaFactories
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2020) -- Kern Solar Structures, manufacturer of premium-grade custom solar structure solutions, is partnering with S2A Modular and FreeVolt USA as the exclusive provider of Solar CarPorT™ for the company’s network of 35 MegaFactories throughout North America. The first phase of the partnership kicks off with the construction of two custom 240kW solar carport systems at S2A Modular’s Patterson and Hemet MegaFactories.
The first Solar CarPorT system being installed consists of three individual carport structures which are designed to allow for system expansion and increased generation capacity as the factories expand its operations. The individual structures are coated in a two-tone polysiloxane protective coating in S2A Modular’s trademark green and white. They also feature laser cut, back-lit, solar wrap column enhancements which include an illuminated S2A Modular logo.
These structures are designed to support a custom PVGRAF solar system designed by FreeVolt USA consisting of more than 800 300W PVGRAF solar panels. FreeVolt USA is the world’s only manufacturer of graphene-based PV modules, which generate more power for longer during the day than conventional panels allowing S2A Modular to take advantage of its revolutionary technology. In addition, FreeVolt’s modules are some of the most durable on the market, ensuring the highest levels of energy production throughout their lifetime.
Since all MegaFactories are designed from the ground up to operate at maximum efficiency levels, the Solar CarPorTs and PVGRAF modules are critical components and will provide all energy needed to run the factory. Each MegaFactory will also utilize a large commercial energy storage system like the Tesla PowerPack™ to store energy generated by the FreeVolt modules.
S2A Modular is changing the way the world looks at modular construction. As manufacturers of the world’s first self-sustaining, custom luxury smart homes, S2A Modular has developed a new standard in stylish design using tailor-made features and high-end materials. They have emerged as industry leaders in smart home design, modular construction, Net Zero and Net Positive energy efficiency using renewable building materials. Due to their modular construction practices, S2A Modular is able to produce large quantities of homes across the country and disrupt the current home building market.
“Part of S2A Modular’s success has been choosing the right partners, and we are very excited at what Kern is able to bring to the table. Their exclusive use of high-quality materials allows them to create some of the best and strongest solar awnings in the industry,” said John Rowland, president and co-founder of S2A Modular. “One of the most important features of Kern’s Solar CarPorT is its expansion capability that allows us to seamlessly add more awnings and solar generation capacity if needed. Solar is a critical aspect to our MegaFactory operations, and we are confident in Kern’s ability to deliver structures that will last for decades.”
Construction of the Patterson MegaFactory Solar CarPorT System is scheduled for late 2020.
About Kern Solar Structures
Kern Solar Structures is leading the industry in revolutionary design and construction practices that can reduce time and save money when properly implemented. Furthermore, Kern Solar Structures provides Solar Installers and Developers of all sizes with premium grade solar structure solutions, no matter the complexity or scale of the job. To get the full story and learn more about Kern Solar Structures visit the Why KSS page!
About S2A Modular
The Future Is Here. Introducing the #GreenLuxHome. These first electrically self-sustaining, custom luxury homes are changing the way the world understands residential buildings – creating a new standard in stylish design, construction speed, tailor-made features with high-end materials, “surplus energy income” (Net Zero), superior hemp-based sustainable building materials and smart-connected living. From constructing the latest in patented graphene solar panel-charged designer homes, full communities, commercial buildings to world-class hotels, the stunning S2A MegaFactory is a one-of-a-kind manufacturing center, producing impeccable structures that usher in a new era in better building and living. No more energy bills. Faster construction. Immediately higher home value compared with traditional “site-built” structures.
Visit www.S2AModular.com for more information about S2A Modular.
Press Release: Chevron Bakersfield
Kern Solar Structures (KSS) is partnering with Robert Heely Construction (RHC), Trinity Power, and SunPower to install a 2MW Solar CarPorT™ System at Chevron’s Bakersfield office complex.
The system will total 14 structures, supporting 4630 SunPower 435W Commercial PV modules. These structures will feature several custom design features such as 15⁰ canopy tilt angle, and extended canopy lengths. KSS’s Solar CarPorT™ System is designed to be installed faster than traditional systems, while providing a longer expected life span than other systems. This system will be installed by RHC and Trinity Power later in the year to provide the Chevron Bakersfield Headquarters with a massive power offset.
This addition to the Chevron facility increases the company’s growing solar presence of owned utility assets and further supports their mission of decreasing carbon-intensity to achieve a “Paris-compliant future”. Chevron continues to lead the energy transition towards cleaner energy to enable a greener tomorrow.
The Oil & Gas Industry is notorious for intensive safety measures, and Chevron is no exception. A key component of the project is the high safety standards Chevron expects from their contractors. Having previously worked with Chevron, RHC understood Chevron’s expectations and knew they could not only meet those expectations but exceed them.
Robert Heely Construction has delivered safe, quality, on time projects in the energy and industrial markets since 1977. RHC takes pride in this accomplishment and strives every day to make it their number one priority. Just as KSS, RHC is committed to meeting the unique challenges that exist in today’s energy and commercial markets. Together with KSS, RHC understands that construction activities impact the earth and its resources. Together, they are dedicated to environmental improvements that foster a sustainable future by protecting the environment, the health and safety of employees, customers, and the communities in which they operate.
Press Release: O'Neill Vintners & Distillers Project
Kern Solar Structures is working with Q-Cell and Barrier Solar to provide a 638-kW system to O’Neill Wines in Parlier, CA!
This system will be utilizing the Solar CarPorT™ System and consists of 4 single cantilever and 4 double cantilever Carports which will support 1,520 of Q-Cells’ Q.PEAK DUO L-G7 420W Modules! The system will be installed by Barrier Solar in October 2020. By taking advantage of the SoLFasT™ Erection Method’s speed and flexibility the installation will have little to no effect on operations during the busy harvest season.
This project will increase O’Neill’s already substantial 5,000 panel solar farm capacity by an additional 30% and provide shaded storage and parking to employees and visitors. These structures will feature a foundation without bollards to increase parking accessibility. O’Neill is also taking advantage of some of Kern Solar Structures’ unique aesthetic offerings, by painting the structure using a color matched advanced polysiloxane coating system and adding Solar Wraps™ to the columns to increase the aesthetic appearance of the columns.
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By offering a Tier 1 Product and practicing improved design and construction techniques, Kern Solar Structures strives to support better solar. These practices are most evident when looking at the Solar CarPorT™ System. The Solar CarPorT™ System takes advantage of these techniques to decrease manufacturing, installation, and delivery times in order to manage soft costs for the installer.
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Kern Solar Structures is leading the industry in revolutionary design and construction practices that can reduce time and save money when properly implemented. Furthermore, Kern Solar Structures provides Solar Installers and Developers of all sizes with premium grade solar structure solutions, no matter the complexity or scale of the job.
To get the full story and learn more about Kern Solar Structures visit the Why KSS page!
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