1MW Grid Tied Solar PV Parking Structure Completed
Alpha Energy of Bellingham WA, has completed one of the largest elevated solar PV arrays in the USA at a car auction facility in New Jersey. The 104,000 square foot installation, comprising over 5,000 individual panels, produces enough energy to power the equivalent of 114 homes.
The parking lot cover offsets the production of 1,900,000 lbs of CO2, which has the same effect as taking 158 cars off the road. The facility is designed to provide power for electric vehicle charging, as well as lighting within the covered lot. Because the system is grid-tied, it will feed energy into the power grid when the facility isn’t in use.