PHATport – Solar Canopy and Carport
The PHATport will Enhance Your Life
The PHATport™ is a line of residential and small commercial solar carports, solar patios and other secondary solar structures, currently designed exclusively for the SunPower line of top efficiency panels. All of our PHATport structures use our deck system, with integrated wire-hiding channels and full canopy exposure, so that the underside of your structure will not look like a power-plant, but a lovely canopy of patterned and filtered light. We have two models:
This product is sold and installed directly by PHAT Energy in Southern California, but dealer inquiries from Sunpower Dealers are welcome.
The head-turning stand-alone solar energy structure is designed for fast assembly at the location by re-thinking the way the racking and solar panels, known as the “deck”, are delivered to the location. Pre-designed and delivered ready to assemble, the PHATport™ deck is secured to a supporting frame. The PHATport™ 350, like the rest of PHAT Energy’s PHATport™ line, is currently built for the larger of the Sunpower line of panels. They allow for 10% of light to penetrate, providing cool shade in full sun.
A PHATport™ 350 with 12 or 18 panels, for example, can be erected by a qualified contractor in approximately 1/2 of the time it takes to construct a traditional equivalent structure. The 350 will be capable of supporting between 2.8 and 5.8 kW of power depending on the SunPower panels. In any of those configuration, it is more than what is needed to fuel an electric car, or make a significant difference in the power needs of a typical home. The PHATport™ 350 can be customized with lights, electrical outlets, EV Chargers, and column design options.
This product is currently sold and installed only by PHAT Energy in Southern California.
The PHATport 200 is the ultimate design in architecturally striking solar structures. It will grace any residential or small commercial open space. It is designed to be used as a covered solar patio or solar carport, and it hides its power generation role so well as to charm the visitors who stroll underneath it. Modern yet elegant, it can be built as a lean-to or as a free standing structure. Very adaptable in architectural style, it can add a whole new angle to your backyard, one in which function and form are one. What a better place than your own outdoor space to celebrate environmental responsibility with financially rewarding design!
The PHATport™ 200 is built around a steel frame that makes up the structural strength of the piece. All wires are hidden, giving visitors the impression of standing under stained glass. As a solar carport, it can be configured as a one or two car structure, and can also be configured for multiple side by side solar carports. This structure can span 24 feet wide.
The PHATport 200™ is built around the physical specifications of the best panels on the planet, Sunpower’s 20% efficiency 327 panels, and their 19% efficiency 425 watt panel . New panel options are added regularly, and this website will be updated accordingly.
Some of the imagery and videos on this page show structures build with the Sanyo HIT Bi-Facial 195, which is no longer in production.
The PHATPORT™ 200 is built out of steel with concrete fascia, so it is highly resistant to fire.