This modular solar canopy only takes 6 hours to install

Reno, Nevada-based startup World4Solar is debuting a freestanding modular solar canopy that can be installed in less than a day.

Modular solar canopy

World4Solar’s new modular residential solar canopy is called the HelioWing, and it comes preassembled and preconfigured. These can also be customized: There are two available Level 2 chargers per unit, and 25 kWh or 100 kWh battery storage is also available.

The company offers two base models that can be used either on the grid or off-grid: the HelioWing 5 with 7.38 kWp, and the HelioWing 7 with 9.84 kWp. If it’s set up on a prepared foundation by a certified installer, installation only takes about six hours.

Marc Hofer, CEO of World4Solar, said, “We are excited about the trend for self-sustaining and energy efficient power for multi-unit residential and commercial installations.

“Our contemporary decor design fits in with all environments, and its weatherproof solar covered roof provides lighting, shade, and rain protection where needed.”

World4Solar says HelioWing has an average 20-year life span and comes with a 10-year warranty.

Electrek’s Take

This solar canopy seems to have a lot of promise because it’s versatile and appears to have a pretty straightforward installation process, if it’s as World4Solar claims. As I’ve said before about residential solar canopies, this could potentially make solar accessible to a lot more people, and that can only be a good thing – the more choices on the market, the better.

That’s why I like to spotlight these innovative products, as you never know which ones could be groundbreaking.

I’ve contacted World4Solar to find out how much its HelioWing models cost and when they will be available on the market, and I’ll update this article when I hear back.

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Photo: World4Solar

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