WCP Solar donated to the Conservation Foundation a ground mounted solar system at a Conservatory location in Montgomery, Illinois. This grid connected system ties directly into the Commonwealth Edison Utility’s (ComEd) power grid and generates enough electricity to provide a substantial amount of power of the electrical needs of the facility.
The project was sized at 5.00-kWp1, using 20 Canadian Solar photovoltaic panels rated at 250-W mounted on a 10 degree tilt on ground mounted structure. The system also employs 1 string inverters rated at 5-kW, to convert the DC energy produced by the solar plant into AC energy.
In addition to providing significant energy savings, the solar system will produce approximately 6 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC's)annually.
WCP Solar construction management team oversaw all phases of the construction process, including the day to day operations, site monitoring, quality assurance and control, and scheduling. Installation was completed in 2 days.
Completed on May 31st 2014, this project was another example of strong project management and leadership by the WCP Solar team.
1 Estimated production of over 8,700 Tons of CO2 - Equivalent to planting over 55,000 trees or displacing CO2 emissions from the annual electric use of over 260 homes