The awnings that shield building entries and windows are about to experience a transformation that will light up the $2.5 billion awning industry, according SunModo, racking company introducing a new solar awning.
The concept is simple: Replace traditional metal and fabric awnings with solar-power-generating panels that provide necessary protection from the elements while also replacing traditional electricity usage.
Introduced by SunModo, the SunShield awning system features a durable triangular aluminum frame as structural truss and expands to a 35-degree tilt angle once installed. This compact triangle frame design accommodates both 60 and 72 cell solar panels, said the company.
“We believe awnings are the next big frontier that will further accelerate the adoption of solar, which will reduce our society’s carbon footprint while providing an