Gov. & Non-Profit
GTRS has designed and installed several PV systems for state and local governments and non-profit organizations. State and local governments can benefit from federal policies and incentives that provide funding to renewable energy projects to offset initial costs of installing PV systems. Solar energy is also an excellent choice for non-profits as it lowers operating costs, generates sustainable revenue, and creates an outlet for promoting stewardship and environmental education.
Project: NC Biotechnology Center PV Roof
Project Size: 32 kilowatts
Activation Date: Summer 2010
Project Details: This PV project for the NC Biotechnology Center, located in RTP, NC, received ARRA funding as a State Initiative of Energy Efficiency project. The system is self-ballasted. The inverters are grid-tied, so electricity produced will be reverse metered and sent directly to the electric grid. The solar energy produced during the day will greatly reduce peak load demands. The system is expected to produce an estimated 40 MWhs of electricity annually.
Project: Halifax County, VA PV Roof
Project Size: 10.8 kilowatts
Activation Date: Fall 2011
Project Details: This PV project received ARRA funding as a State Initiative of Energy Efficiency project. The system includes (48) 225 watt PV panels. It is grid-tied, so all energy produced flows directly to the utility grid. The system is expected to produce 8 MWhs of electricity per year, which offsets over 14,000 lbs of CO2.
Project: Biofuels Center of NC PV Roof
Project Size: 9.36 kilowatts
Activation Date: Fall 2010
Project Details: This PV system includes (40) 240 watt PV panels. The system is expected to produce over 12 MWhs of electricity annually, which would offset about 21,750 lbs of CO2 emissions. The system is self-ballasted and grid-tied, so all the electricity generated will be sent directly to the utility grid.