Blending architectural design with Lumos LSX for a stunning solar carport
The custom LSX solar carport “between the hills”
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August 12, 2014 – Just 15 miles north of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, is “the glen between the hills”, more commonly known as La Canada, CA. This environmentally conscious community receives an average of over 320-days of sun a year and is focused on aesthetics; making it an ideal location for Lumos Solar’s design-centric LSX frameless solar panels.
When the Bushman family in La Canada, CA wanted to install a combined PV system that would include a roof mounted array and an EV charging solar carport, Newport Power took on the challenge. Newport Power, located in San Clemente, CA, is a total solutions solar provider, who designs, installs and maintains some of the most technologically advanced photovoltaic solar systems available. To compliment the owner’s Tesla, the solar carport required a custom design that would not only look as striking as the Tesla, but blend into the architecture of the home. Newport Power designed the structure and Lumos LSX frameless modules were the ideal solar solution to match the design.
“We were able to execute our model of ‘best in class solar installer’ utilizing Lumos products,” says Newport Power. “Lumos provided us fantastic support from beginning to end. (Their products are) in a category by themselves and they continue to get better and better.”
The frameless design of the LSX is ideal for solar carports. Lumos LSX creates an aesthetically superior appearance, giving the solar carport a light, sleek appearance. The frameless profile and the unique through-bolt mounting allowed Newport Power to easily weatherproof the array with LSXSeal.
Project Spotlight Specs:
- Location: La Canada, CA
- System Size: 3.00kW
- Modules: (12) LSX250 Series, 250W black backsheet modules
- Installation Type: Solar carport
- Installer: Newport Power