Solar PV Canopies And Carports

Solar PV Canopies for Schools

Our Spaceshade® canopies with solar panel roofs enable clients to decrease carbon emissions while also saving money on energy bills.

Ideal for schools, businesses and healthcare settings, our solar canopies can have panels fitted as part of the installation or retrofitted later.

We look after every aspect for you, from design to installation and electrical connections for a friction-free experience.

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Why Invest In A Spaceshade® Solar PV Canopy?

From significant carbon savings to freeing up vital budget to spend in other areas, solar panel canopies offer significant benefits for your school or trust.

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Save Money

Using energy generated onsite helps to reduce reliance on grid-generated electricity. This enables you to reduce your energy bills, freeing up money to be spent in other areas.

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Carbon Reduction

A solar canopy or carport generates significant quantities of clean, renewable energy to power your site. This enables you to shrink your carbon footprint by potentially thousands of kilograms of CO2 each year, and progress further towards your Net Zero goals.

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Alternative to Rooftop Solar Panels

Is your roof already full of solar panels, or is it not suitable for a solar PV installation? A Spaceshade® solar canopy can offer a solution, increasing renewable energy capacity while also creating a high-quality, versatile space for students and staff to use.

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Visible ESG Commitment

Unlike rooftop solar panels or other sustainability initiatives which aren't necessarily visible, a solar canopy showcases your commitment to sustainability and Net Zero to students, staff, visitors and other stakeholders.

Case study

Enclosed Solar PV Canopy at Three Peaks Academy

The new Spaceshade® canopy at Three Peaks Academy features 50 solar panels, which will produce an estimated 8,300 kWh a year. 

This translates to estimated carbon savings of 1,600 kgCO2e/pa and cost savings of up to £2,800 per year for the trust.

In addition to the financial and environmental benefits, the new solar panel canopy provides a flexible, comfortable covered outdoor space the school can use for a variety of activities.

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Solar PV Canopies Customised to Your Needs

Bespoke options tailored to get the most from your canopy, including weather-proof side walls, lighting to improve safety, and solar panels to generate clean energy and improve ROI.

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Built-in or Standard Solar Panels Available

Choose between built-in or standard solar panels for your solar canopy.

Built-in solar panels are incorporated into the glass roof, allowing light to come through.

Standard solar panels are fitted on top of our existing canopy roof system, so are ideal for retrofitting (although they don't allow as much light through).



All Groundworks and Grid Connections Included

We take care of every aspect of the installation for you, from design and planning considerations to groundworks, installation and the final electrical connections. 

You get a friction-free experience and peace of mind.

'Well fitted and finished'

'Very nice, sturdy, aesthetically pleasing and fits well into the area it was planned to go, also well fitted and finished.'

Helen Fielder
St Mark's CE Junior School

'Very robust, look fantastic'

'The Spaceshade canopies installed at our new school are very robust, look fantastic, we are very impressed by the ongoing service levels received by Kensington Systems Ltd.

Our students really enjoy this new covered space that can be used all year around.'

Craig Davis
Perry Court E-Act Academy

'High quality'

'They were polite and professional and their products are high quality – we’re very happy with the end result.'

David Enever
Skanska UK
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Our team of ISO 9001-accredited experts deliver high quality canopies, shelter and carports to delighted customers within the education, commercial and healthcare sectors, throughout the UK.

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