07 Apr '11, 2pm

Solaire Generation Installs Largest Corporate Solar Parking Power Plant in the U.S.: Solaire Generation, a lead...

Solaire Generation Installs Largest Corporate Solar Parking Power Plant in the U.S.: Solaire Generation, a lead...

The Premium™ parking canopy supports more than 210,000 square feet of solar panels, 3.6 MW, and covers more than 1,300 parking spaces. The total system is made up of 25 structures, each with an average length of 200 feet and a 35-foot wingspan. If lined up contiguously, the structures would add up to 1.1 miles of solar canopy. The patented dual-incline design generates electricity equal to 340 U.S. households’ annual energy consumption. Safety features include: piers made of reinforced concrete that protect both the electrical conduit and the canopy structure and a minimum clearance of 13.6’ to allow commercial vehicles and equipment to move freely around the site. “In 2010, our first year in production, we installed 5 megawatts of power and provided 90 jobs, from manufacturing and construction to professional services,” said Laurence Mackler, CEO and Founder of Solaire Ge...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/partner/solaire-g...

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