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'Solar panel greenhouse deck' as carport or canopy fruit trees: 'Slide in and close'

Solar panels are popular. Greenhouses, among others, are filled with them, especially where a little less incidence of natural sunlight is no problem. Areas where you park cars also don't need the sun to shine, as does as the technical area of a greenhouse or a canopy for fruit trees.

So you can put solar panels on them with no issue. Flexibell Energy Systems manufactures such systems. The company has come up with a special concept for it: the Solar Carport panel. This uses an ingenious, patented piece of technology, where the mounting system (the deck rod and ridge and gutter strips, etc.) is manufactured to the solar panel frame.

The company is part of Flexibell Group, which also includes Flexibell Greenhouse Systems. The technology used is also somewhat similar to a greenhouse roof. At HortiContact, Marco van 't Hart talked about a project in Zwolle, among other things. There, solar panels were installed above a car park.

Flexibell Energy Systems uses 'Integrated Mounting System PhotoVoltaic.' Panel by panel, the builders rapidly fill the deck faster than you can glaze a greenhouse, a video shows. This makes installation simple - "slide in and close," Marco summarises.

The company sees a market in solar panels and also points to legislation, among other things. In France, Marco knows, it has already reached the point where the government requires solar panels to be used above parking spaces. Flexibell's system is suitable for this, as well as for application in the additional subsidies for solar panels at height in some provinces in the Netherlands.

For more information:
Marco van 't Hart 
Flexibell Energy Systems

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