VANCOUVER, Washington (June 30, 2017) — The awnings that shield building entries and windows are about to experience a transformation that will light up the $2.5 billion awning industry.
The concept is simple: Replace traditional metal and fabric awnings with solar-power-generating panels that provide necessary protection from the elements while also replacing traditional electricity usage. That concept is coming to the marketplace as the SunShield Awning System. It is being introduced by SunModo, a company that makes durable, easy-to-install professional racking systems.
The SunShield awning system features a durable triangular aluminum frame as structural truss; and expands to a 35-degree tilt angle once installed. This compact triangle frame design easily accommodates both 60- and 72-cell solar panels.
What’s more, SunShield opens the awning industry to 30% tax credits and provides a substantial new canvas for solar power generation.
“We believe awnings are the next big frontier that will further accelerate the adoption of solar, which will reduce our society’s carbon footprint while providing an elegant yet functional shield from sun, wind and weather,” said Rick Campfield, CEO of SunModo.
The SunShield awning system is available to professional installers and building professionals directly or through distributor partners.