US startup unveils pre-assembled residential solar canopy

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From pv magazine USA

World4Solar, a Nevada-based company, has developed a freestanding solar canopy for residential use.

The HelioWing is available in two base models: HelioWing 5 with 7.38 kWp and HelioWing 7 with 9.84 kWp. The canopy design can be customized with features like storage capacity or a carport with a built-in electric-vehicle charger. The modular energy systems come preassembled and preconfigured.

World4Solar said that the canopy should take a certified installer about six hours to install on a prepared foundation.

“We are excited about the trend for self-sustaining and energy efficient power for multi-unit residential and commercial installations,” says Marc Hofer, CEO of World4Solar. “Our contemporary décor design fits in with all environments, and its weatherproof solar covered roof provides lighting, shade and rain protection where needed.”

The HelioWing can be used grid-tied or off-grid. When connected to the power grid, in certain utility markets the system owner may be able to earn credits for the clean energy generated and exported. To operate off-grid, or to store electricity for later use, battery packs are available that can store energy up to 25 kWh or up to 100 kWh with an external battery module.

Two available Level 2 chargers per unit work with all electric vehicles and add 25 miles average of range per hour of charging.

HelioWing is waterproof rated and has an average 20-year life span. The system comes with a 10-year warranty.

World4Solar will be exhibiting at RE+ 2023 Expo, Sept. 11 to 14, 2023, in Las Vegas in the Kern Solar Structures booth #4161.

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