A marriage between beauty and function, the Vermont Solar Carport is a handsome timber frame structure made with pine and white oak from Northern New England forests and built right here in the Green Mountains. With a durable standing seam roof over a solid pine roof deck, our carport offers a lot in one package: it provides the economy and durability of roof-mounted solar, a classy parking shelter, and plenty of space to hang bikes, stack firewood or park other outdoor gear. Need to charge an electric vehicle? Put it under a roof and don’t worry about ice and snow build up on those messy winter mornings. Our unique design puts all braces and cables 6’8″ above the ground, so you can drive or walk into the carport from all sides.
Our carports are available in 1, 2 and 3-bay models, with space for 5.85 KW, 8.8KW and 11.7 KW of solar respectively, allowing you to customize depending on your current and future power needs. With zero-down financing through VSECU’s V-Green program, you could be ready to go for less than $350/month—which doesn’t take into account the savings you will realize on your electric bill. Subject to weather, financing and permitting, we can install these in as little as 6 weeks from your first phone call.
The Vermont Solar Carport is engineer-approved for New England. We have a variety of installation methods from pre-cast concrete piers to helical piles to allow for virtually all site conditions. The solar panel racks clamp right to the standing seam color of your choice, making a rugged, leak-proof roof that is easily able to accommodate future technologies.
This design stands out with its clean lines, hand-crafted pegged mortise and tenon joinery, and a striking showcase of locally sourced timbers.
Two worker-owned cooperatives are coming together to present our products to you, ensuring that our designs work together seamlessly to provide you with a great experience: TimberHomes Vermont and Catamount Solar.
And here’s the bonus: We will knock $1,000 off the price of the first five Vermont Solar Carports sold in 2020.
VSECU is committed to helping members make smart investments in their homes and communities. This Vermont credit union teamed up with Catamount Solar to offer special discounted rates to maximize your solar investment savings. Click here for information about VSECU’s Catamount Solar Rates.
VSECU will work with you to help make your financing a smooth and worry-free experience.
VSECU is a Vermont-based credit union open to anyone who lives or works in Vermont, or anyone who is a member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA).
Catamount Solar is TimberHomes Vermont’s preferred solar installer in Vermont and New Hampshire.
When you reach out to us at TimberHomes Vermont or Catamount Solar, our team will set up a free solar site assessment and load analysis, followed by a detailed proposal outlining the solar capacity of your project with a whole system price.
When you are ready, our team will handle all the permitting for your Certificate of Public Good, excavation, setting concrete piers and raising the structure. We’ll coordinate the roof, the solar PV installation, and make the connection to your home and electric vehicle charger.
Take a stand for your energy independence. Go solar!
With an increasing number of electric vehicles on the road each week, hosting a charging station for your customer’s vehicles is good for business. When offered the opportunity to charge their vehicle in a beautiful covered space, they choose you over your competitors. While waiting for their car to charge, your customers will linger while they shop, and they tend to order a second course at dinner while waiting for their car to charge.
Installing a solar array is also good for your bottom line. From lowering your energy costs to taking a stand toward energy independence, choosing solar gives you an edge. Additionally, with one glance, your customers will see you in a whole new light as an environmentally-conscious company.
Make a difference with your company’s sustainability goals. To see how this would work for you, contact Catamount Solar for a site assessment and quote.
The TimberHomes Carport is available in kit form as an easy-to-assemble timber frame. We truck our frames anywhere in the contiguous United States outside of Vermont and New Hampshire. We can work with your General Contractor through every step of the process. Email us for more information and to receive a detailed proposal.