How cool would it be to shade your car or patio and generate power? The PHATport is a product from PHAT Energy, a company whose product line includes solar carports, solar patios and other forms of secondary solar structures. Designed for the Sanyo Double bi-facial solar panel, it is available in two pre-fab models.
The Sanyo panels allow 15% of light to come through, providing cool shade on sunny days. The PHATport 200 also allows the solar panels to recycle light bouncing back up from below, which allows for an additional 15-20% of energy collection.
Each PHATport canopy can easily power an electric car or significantly ease the traditional power usage of a typical home.
Based in California, PHAT Energy does not consider itself a solar company, but an energy company, as they continue to innovate and help consumers and businesses become more energy efficient for practical and financial purposes.
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