Solar Carports: The No. 1 Source for Sustainable Energy Generation

The use of solar energy is the way of the future when it comes to the generation of electricity, and carports are no exception. Carports that also generate electricity from the sun are referred to as solar carports. These structures offer covered parking for vehicles. It is a renewable energy solution that is gaining popularity all over the world due to the numerous advantages that it offers. 

What are Solar Carports?

A solar carport is a structure that provides covered parking for vehicles while also generating electricity from solar panels installed on its roof. The solar carport system can be designed to fit any number of vehicles, from a single car to an entire parking lot. The solar panels on the carport’s roof are connected to an inverter that converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used to power homes or businesses.

When choosing a solar carport, there are several factors to consider. One of the most important factors is the company designing and installing the carport. Axe Struct is a leading provider of solar carports in South Africa. Our commitment to service excellence and supplying long-lasting, durable products are just a few of the reasons why we should be your go-to choice for solar carport structures.

The Advantages of Solar Carports

Energy Generation

One of the primary advantages of solar carports is energy generation. The solar panels installed on the carport’s roof generate sun-generated electricity, which can be used to power homes or businesses. This means that the carport not only provides covered parking for vehicles but also generates electricity that can be used to reduce energy bills.

Environmentally Friendly

Solar carports are beneficial to the environment because the sun is a renewable source of energy, which is converted into electricity by the carports. This indicates that they do not contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases, which would have a significant impact on climate change. We can lessen our impact on the environment and make strides toward a more sustainable future by installing solar carports.


Solar carports are a cost-effective solution for energy generation. They require minimal maintenance and have a long lifespan, meaning they are a sound investment in the long term. Additionally, the electricity generated from solar carports can be used to offset energy bills, meaning they can pay for themselves over time.


Solar carports are versatile and can be designed to fit any number of vehicles, from a single car to an entire parking lot. They can also be customised to match the style and design of a building or parking lot, making them a visually appealing addition to any property.

Reduced Heat Island Effect 

A heat island is a city or town area significantly warmer than the surrounding rural areas due to human activities. Solar carports can help reduce the heat island effect by providing shade and reducing the heat the pavement absorbs. This can improve the overall environmental conditions in urban areas.


Axe Struct understands that every project is unique, so we offer custom-designed solutions to meet each client’s specific needs. We work closely with clients to understand their requirements and provide a design that meets their needs while adhering to industry standards. For example, our team of experts use the latest software to design solar carport structures and ensure they are structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

Quality Materials

The materials used in a solar carport structure are crucial to the durability and longevity of the project. Axe Struct uses only the highest quality materials in our carport structures, including steel and aluminium. These materials are chosen for their strength, durability, and ability to withstand harsh South African weather conditions.

Durability and Maintenance

Axe Struct understands that solar carports are a long-term investment and that clients want a structure that will last many years. Therefore, our team designs carports that are durable and require minimal maintenance. We also offer a warranty on our carports to give clients peace of mind that they are investing in a quality product.

Expert Installation

In addition to our design expertise, Axe Struct also provides expert installation services. Our team of installation experts have years of experience installing solar carports and knows how to ensure that the structure is installed safely and efficiently. In addition, we work closely with clients to ensure the installation process is completed on time and within budget.

Axe Struct Carport mounting structure

Axe Struct is South Africa’s leading solar mounting manufacturer for all types of solar structures and offers the highest quality materials and workmanship.

Whether you’re looking for ground mounting, roof mounting, pole mounting, floating mounting, or carport mounting systems, AXEStruct can advise you on the best option, explaining each of their unique advantages.

Consult with us to ensure that your solar panel mounting systems are precisely what you need to maximise the Earth’s natural resource, the sun!