Large Commercial Example, 145 kW Photovoltaic System, Colfax, California
This system uses 528 RWE SCHOTT Solar ASE 300 Series Modules. The inverters include an SMA SunnyCentral 125 kW inverter, the first to be installed in the US, so Felix and Darby worked closely with SMA’s engineers from Germany to work out any kinks. The remain PV power was covered by an additional eight SunnyBoy 2500 watt inverters. It is the largest solar power installation in the city of Colfax.
Before committing to a PV system, we wanted to get a better understanding of our energy use and needs. We brought in Ray Darby, from Sustainable Energy Group in Nevada City (CA) and his long-standing partners, Dan and Joanna Felix, from Felix Electric, to do an energy audit of our store and to make recommendations about how we could reduce our energy costs. By adjusting our lighting and controls and installing a cool roof, they determined that a 145kW system from RWE SCHOTT Solar would meet our needs. Ray worked out all the numbers and managed all the paperwork, getting us a 50 percent rebate on the cost of the system from Pacific Gas & Electric. Dan and Joanna managed the system installation.
~ Jeff Pardini, General Manager at Hills Flat Lumber, 530-346-8685