Solar Car Parking & Canopy Manufacturers

We are FlexiSolar – solar canopy manufacturers. Through the innovative integration of three technologies, solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicle charge-points, we are turning car parks into power stations and EV hubs; addressing the challenges of decentralised energy generation while supporting the electric mobility transition.

Our integrated solar carport solutions reduce customer energy costs, provide premium car parking facilities, and offer revenue generation opportunities from charging infrastructure, advertising, and electricity grid services from a renewable energy source. The most recent figures show over 400,000 electric vehicles are on British roads already, with that number expected to top 3,000,000 by 2030. Thousands of people across the UK are realising the clean energy potential of combined electric vehicles and renewable power sources. Locating fast, efficient electric vehicle charging points in attractive, solar panel covered car parks makes most efficient use of your space, as well as making a clear statement of your commitment to renewable energy.

So, how did we get here?

FlexiSolar are structure designers, manufacturers and installation experts born out of Inside2Outside, a canopy and R&D company that has been responsible for the development of unique canopy products and solutions for over twenty years. Inside2Outside incubated and developed the concept of FlexiSolar in 2009 and caught the eye of the government departmental body Innovate UK, who backed the concept in 2017 to enable us to scale up rapidly to meet the increasing demand for turning car parks into clean energy power stations.

We have worked closely with well-known research and industrial partners such as Cambridge University, SKANSKA and Siemens in development of the next generation of flexible, weatherproof photovoltaic membranes. This Tensile PV material is at the forefront of design and functionality, opening up power generation and style options never previously possible. Investment from British and European research bodies have further validated the work we have done in this sector, allowing us to continue to expand our offering of the latest technologies.

And how we have grown – from an initial idea to a fully-fledged business, leading the way with innovative commercial Solar Canopy carports for environmentally-friendly parking. Meet the team here.

Where we are going

With over 100 years combined renewable energy experience, our team of expert manufacturers and designers are working with organisations and local authorities across the UK and beyond to discuss their commercial parking and large-scale solar canopy carport requirements for existing car parks. We work closely with our sister company Inside2Outside to ensure timely completion of any solar generation projects requiring cover or structural works to be undertaken. With over thirty years of experience in canopy, awning and structure installation, the partnership continues to look to the future with clean, green technologies working side by side.

With over 100 years combined renewable energy experience, our team of expert manufacturers and designers are working with organisations and local authorities across the UK and beyond to discuss their commercial parking and large-scale solar canopy carport requirements for existing car parks.

Our Methodology

We have developed a concise and clear four-part plan for the surveying and deployment of solar carparks and car ports. With over a decade of experience in delivering the latest in solar power technologies in a wide range of use cases, FlexiSolar are uniquely positioned to guide you through the process from start to finish.

Feasibility

We gather data on car park layout, location and usage, electrical systems and energy consumption, connection to the grid and property searches. This attention to detail enables a smooth progression, and ensures you get the right installation for your needs.

Design & Plan

We design and optimise the system; ensuring planning permissions and grid agreements are in place and options to incorporate the latest battery technology are reviewed. Our team of experts will work closely with you throughout this process to meet your requirements and keep you informed.

Deliver

We manufacture and construct the carport and solar PV system, with full site management adhering to CDM regulations and including cabling, trenching and connections. By keeping the entire process in house, we’re able to streamline the whole process and maintain the highest level of client satisfaction.

O&M

Once operational, our specialist Operations & Maintenance team manages and maintains the system to ensure optimum performance and peace of mind. Rest easy knowing your installation is being handled by a team of experts familiar with the installation and maintenance of every park of the project.

It’s an exciting and crucial time, the electric mobility transition is well under way and the need for a renewable energy source to power it is essential. Car parking and charging for electric vehicles is only set to grow. With the UK government committed to phasing out internal combustion sales (petrol and diesel) by 2030. Putting in place a plan to take best advantage of your space and the opportunities available through the creation of new EV charging and solar power generation hubs today will mean real benefit tomorrow, to your business and to the environment. See immediate energy bill reductions with a ‘behind-the-meter’ installation using the clean, renewable energy you generate yourself to lower your bills and save your money. Or generate additional revenue by feeding your solar power into the grid, or through dispensing electric vehicle charging at your own bank of charging points. Bring customers to your business when they choose to charge their EV in a secure, solar power generating carpark or carport.

FlexiSolar have the experience and know how to execute projects of any scale, and for any industry. We offer free, no obligation site surveys to enable us to offer the most relevant and up to date recommendations to fit your needs and the needs of your business.

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