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carport (or car porch)

An open-air roofed structure used to house vehicles at a residence. Contrast with a garage, which must be completely enclosed.

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Solar carport is an innovative solution that we can apply to thousands of car parking across the UAE where we see an increasing demand from clients."
"The Solar Carports and other such projects under Shams Dubai highlight Dewa's commitment to provide ease for all stakeholders, and encourage government buildings to use clean energy and transform them into sustainable buildings.
BMW South Africa, a subsidiary of BMW AG (Xetra: BMW), has launched its first solar carport at its head office in Midrand on Friday.
Artist's perspective of Fatima model house, which comes with spacious living, dining, and kitchen area; 5 bedrooms; 3 toilet and bath; study area; balcony; covered porch; 1 car carport, and provision for 1 carpark.
But councilors said they couldn't grant the residents' requests that carports identified and confirmed to violate city regulations be left alone, or that complaints of code violations be made only against an immediate neighbor.
The appraisers agreed to an award of replacement cash value of $220,725 and actual cash value of $198,308 for the damaged carports, gutters, and downspouts.
The problem is often related to the schedule of installation and the process of installing the carports.
And by cutting out carports or screed enclosures for mobile homes, these homeowners could not comply with requirements within their communities.
From an environmental standpoint solar carports also help with heat islanding.
According to Eldor project manager Keith Feldmann, "The Suffolk County solar carports include our rigging into place: 22, 500-kw inverters, 22 medium-voltage step-up transformers, and seven medium-voltage switchgear lineups.
Once the carport is tested during some serious winter weather, more carports could be installed on other parts of campus, he said.
The company is installing a 756kW photovoltaic solar carport system, at the hotel, consisting of 12 carports with 3,150 solar panels, to provide clean power to the hotel property.