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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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The city has given residents found to have illegal carports three options: remove the carport, move it to another part of their property, or reduce its footprint to meet the setback requirement.
In addition to these important tips in buying metal carports, the website also features reviews of the most popular metal carport manufacturers.
Eldor was brought on board the expansive solar carport project by EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, a leader in renewable energy.
An open-panel carport design, as opposed to a solid ceiling structure, is a smart solution, since it prevents debris such as bird nests and snow from accumulating on the carport--which would require regular maintenance.
Kyocera Solar will be ENVISION Solar's exclusive supplier of photovoltaic products for use in the solar carport projects.
Constructing a carport can be a suitable DIY project.
From Italy's innovative designers comes America's first "quick deployment" solar powered carport and electric vehicle charging station," said Sass Peress, CEO of renewz.
The city receives about 20 complaints about carports in a typical year, he said.
Tenders are invited for Walden Pond Solar Photovoltaic Carports & Electric Vehicle Recharge Stations.
The first phase of both carports has been completed.
Following a call to tender, the highest-quality standards have been achieved for the project: aluminium carports, CE-certified for covering around 120 car spaces and PV modules by SunPower, ensuring the best performance (total installed power 400 kW), elegance and the highest efficiency come from the unique style of Italian design married with the reliability of American technology.
9 kW AC solar system at the District's headquarters is comprised of 9 carports, uses a total of 1,966 Sharp 208-watt solar PV panels and spans over the District's 160-space fleet and employee parking lot.