The November edition of the Outside Comfort Zone should have just landed on your desk!

In this latest edition, we talk about our recent install at Bournemouth University. This ground breaking project uses energy generating solar canopies to help the University develop a green and sustainable dynamic to its new transport hub.  There is also an informative case study which talks about the brief, solution and installation at Jo Richardson Community School. If you are looking for a solution to cover a large space then this will be of interest to you. We also discuss … Continue reading

Funding for Solar Canopies and Solar Carports

Able Canopies Ltd. Helps Customers Access New EU Funding If you are a small business based in the Kent, Medway, Essex, Thurrock, Southend or East Sussex region then you might be eligible for support for your projects targeting improving energy efficiency and sustainability. Aimed at companies with less than 250 employees, the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) programme is now operational until spring 2019. LoCASE will provide a consistent, accessible business support programme across the SELEP area. This … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone – August edition out now!

The August edition of our dedicated newsletter for architects, Outside Comfort Zone, has just been finished. Watch out for it landing on your desk soon! This month we look at how the benefits of solar energy can be harnessed by clever use of panels in canopies and carports. Recent government announcements to develop battery technology and end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 add further impetus to the adoption of solar as a central energy source for … Continue reading

Things are heating up for solar panels

It is a bit of a recurring theme for this blog for us to talk about the opportunities that solar power gives your project and how our canopies and expertise can help you turn those prospects into real, energy generating installations. We are aware that us talking about ourselves in relation to solar technology can get a bit monotonous so we were very pleased to hear somebody else’s news about the plans for the largest carport in the country. It … Continue reading

The 3 valuable things you didn’t know about solar carports and canopies

Solar energy is a well-established technology with proven cost and environmental benefits. We have all seen fields with rows and rows of panels soaking up the sun. So far, so familiar. What happens though when your site is not conducive to the straight forward application of solar panels in a field or on a roof? How can you still meet your corporate social responsibility requirements, bring benefit to customers and employees and gain financially as well? There are three benefits … Continue reading

Understanding the World of Solar Carports & Solar Canopies

Solar Carports & Solar Canopies Guide

We feel it’s important to look after our existing customers as well as potential customers and that’s why we have put together a whole range of guides to help you understand canopies and shade sails better so you can choose the perfect product for your outdoor setting. As we recently launched our stunning range of solar canopies and solar carports, we have created another free guide, this time going through the options available when choosing a solar canopy. Because let’s … Continue reading

The Benefits of Solar Canopies

Solar canopies are one of emerging ways that organisations are improving their facilities. There are many benefits of solar canopies that make them very attractive for companies and these can be realised both in the short and long term. So what are these benefits and what impact could they have on your operations? 1. Lower Cost of Energy One of the main reasons why businesses and nonprofits install solar canopies on their premises is because they will instantly reduce the … Continue reading

New Range of Solar Canopies

We have just launched a fantastic new range of canopies that generate free solar energy for your school or company! The solar canopies within our new range consist of the Grange Mono-Pitch Solar Canopy, the Grange Apex Solar Canopy, the Kensington Mono-Pitch Solar Canopy and the Kensington Dual-Pitch Solar Canopy. Solar Canopies are a fantastic addition to any outside area as not only do they offer shade and shelter to your staff, pupils and visitors, they also generate free electricity … Continue reading

Our Very First Solar Canopy!

I am excited to announce that last week we installed our very first solar canopy! This canopy was installed at Prior Weston Primary School in Islington, London and will provide the school with renewable energy that will save them money on their electricity bills and may also earn them added income. Prior Weston Primary School had a Kensington Dual Pitch Free Standing Canopy installed with the Ascot Solar Upgrade. The Ascot Solar Upgrade replaces the polycarbonate or glass panels that … Continue reading