GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award for Lumos Solar Canopy

Congratulations to Clayton Korte and BK Architects on their 2021 GREEN GOOD DESIGN award-winning solar canopy! This prestigious award is for their design of the Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn solar canopy in Paso Robles, CA. Awarded by The European Centre for Architecture Art, Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum, the GREEN GOOD DESIGN’s goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions – together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe. Truly inspiring!

LSX solar canopy provides shade

We are honored to be a part of this award-winning solar canopy project that utilizes our LSX Module System. The integrated design of the LSX Module System results in unparalleled aesthetics and functionality. Designed to harness the local climate to maximize cross ventilation, daylight, and solar energy, the reclaimed steel pipe structure holds the photovoltaic roof system that reduces the purchase of electric energy (kWh) by 171% (roughly 88,697 kWh per year), eliminating the dependence of grid-tied power for the winery and the vineyard irrigation wells through net metering. The LSX Module System acting as both the primary roof and the renewable energy generator, offsets any additional costs to construct an additional roof with separately mounted crystalline solar panels. Projecting the estimated carbon reduction over the life of the system eliminates 2,150 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the project footprint.

Creating a beautiful example of sustainable architecture, this structure also collects rainfall to irrigate trees and adjacent grazing meadow as well as providing covered storage. Constructed from reclaimed oil field pipe, this unique steel structure has earned many prestigious awards for design and building.

Architects: Clayton Korte
Design Team: Brian Korte, Josh Nieves, Derek Klepac, and Brandon Tharp
General Contractor: Rarig Construction
Installer: Wesco Electric