Solar carport racking company Quest Renewables, in partnership with Silver Lining Solar, has completed a 250.8 kW solar carport system for a private parking lot on the shores of Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. The solar carport system was built and installed earlier this year and provides clean electricity to The Windlass Restaurant, a local favorite with lakeside restaurants. The solar roof is the largest solar carport system on Lake Hopatcong. The system provides 80% of the electricity used in the restaurant.
The carport not only lowers the windlass electricity bills, it also produces valuable credits for renewable energies. It provides an aesthetically pleasing shade canopy over cars parked underneath on hot, sunny days and protects the cars from bad weather in the winter months. The canopy design compliments the design of the charming Main Lake Market, a Camp Six property across the lake where Silver Lining Solar previously installed a rooftop solar array, and the adjacent Lake Hopatcong Golf Club where the Players can learn more about the rooftop history of the region with a round of mini golf.
With the large canopies from Quest Renewables, Silver Lining Solar was able to maximize the energy density in a compact parking lot. “We are very pleased to have successfully brought this second project to life on beautiful Hopatcong Lake and are proud to have designed, financed and installed such an impressive solar carport,” said Barrett Silver, Founder and CEO of Silver Lining Solar.
“One of the hallmarks of solar projects is that there are always challenges that require creative problem solving. Building this near water project in the early days of COVID-19 came with some unique challenges. The team from Camp Six, Eagle Bass Construction, Silver Lining Solar and Quest Renewables have worked together in an impressive way, creating a lasting environmental good for the community, ”added Finn Findley, CEO of Quest Renewables.
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