Exeter Council has applied for planning permission for two solar carports to be situated in the centre of the city. The council is hoping to fit the car parks at John Lewis and Mary Arches with the solar carports. The proposed sites will each boast 555 modules, representing a total capacity of 150kWp. The scale of the solar carports means that the car parks will, at certain times, be run solely from the solar arrays with all excess electricity exported back to the grid. It is estimated that the solar carport project could generate an investment return of over £600,000 for the council during the project’s lifetime if given planning approval.