Document Type

Honors Thesis


The demand for sustainable designs in civil engineering is increasing and the use of renewable resources is encouraged to reduce the environmental impact and increase industry standards. A solar powered system installation not only prioritizes sustainable development but also helps economically by reducing electricity costs. This report discusses the schematic design plans for a solar powered system installed over a parking lot, to generate green energy and minimize long-term running costs. This utilizes the parking space to provide shade to the vehicles along with stations to power the electric vehicles. The site features two different canopies, placed over the parking area of an industrial site. This report provides the structural designs for both the shades and analyses the strength of the design. By determining the area and location of the structure, the number of panels that are installed can be calculated and the power output can be estimated.

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