There’s a new option for those seeking to solar-charge their electric cars: You can order a solar canopy online. Renewz, a solar-technology startup company, recently made its iSun solar canopy the “Oasis,” available for online order.
According to Renewz, the smart solar canopy “easily” integrates into homeowners’ lifestyle and garden, patio or driveway. Part of the iSun Energy brand, the 1.5 kW system is now available for $9,999 — minus a limited offer $2,500 discount at www.isunenergy.com.
iSun Oasis connects directly to a home’s electrical grid. The durable, aluminum structure holds an American solar panel array which captures and delivers clean power, reducing the homeowner’s carbon footprint by approximately 1.4 metric tons of carbon emissions per year.
Users will also see reductions to their energy bills, and may be eligible for further rebates and tax breaks in their state or province. In the United States, Americans can receive a 30 percent federal tax credit in the first year after installation.
Buyers can also often finance the purchase and install it through their home equity with monthly costs exceeded by their monthly energy savings, claims Renewz in a press release about the canopy.
The canopy expands the use of outdoor areas by protecting from heat, rain, snow and UV whether on driveway, patio or garden. iSun Oasis is controlled and monitored via the iSun mobile app, which has features such as electric vehicle charge control and smart lighting.
The canopy’s functionality can be expanded with accessories like an EV charger, smart lighting, electrical outlets, bluetooth speakers, plant holders and bug nets, notes Renewz.
“One of our main goals in the design of our residential canopy is for it to integrate and improve users’ home lifestyle, in a seamless and cost effective manner. We designed the iSun Oasis so that it would be easy to install, and easy to obtain an installation city permit, since it is considered a temporary structure due to its innovative anchoring system. The iSun Oasis’ access to a host of incentives plus energy payback and increased home value make it a smart financial decision as well,” notes CEO Sass M. Peress, in a press release about the iSun.
Like the previously launched commercial unit (iSun Palm), the iSun Oasis works under all kinds of daylight conditions and features high efficiency, curved solar panels designed to optimize energy generation, according to Renewz.
While maximum power is obtained from direct sunlight, the canopy’s unique solar technology creates energy even in diffuse light or cloudy conditions. It is capable of producing power even when buried under four inches of snow.
A web-based configurator, which Renewz says is first of its kind in the world, allows visitors to generate their own financial analysis as well as determine carbon savings, all from the comfort of their home or office.
The iSun Design Studio also includes accessories, variations and personalization capacities for both residential and commercial systems.
iSun Oasis model is available at www.isunenergy.com. Those who sign up at www.isunenergy.com may qualify for the “early bird” 25 percent discount offer. The estimated delivery date for the iSun Oasis is May 2018.
About iSun Energy/Renewz
Part of Renewz, iSun Energy focuses on solar energy and electric vehicle technology products. The Canadian company is on a mission to create free and clean energy to people, right where they are, through delivering a sharing a smart, shared energy experience. Using state of the art American solar technology, combined with Canadian structure and European software, iSun Energy has created a line of solar power shading systems for all types of uses, from residential to commercial.