1MW Grid Tied Solar PV Parking Structure Completed

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.

Alpha Energy

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Steve holds a degree in Environmental Engineering Technology from Humber College in Toronto, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. He currently lives in Victoria BC and works as a green building consultant specializing in residential projects.


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