WCP Solar was contracted to design and construct a rooftop mounted solar system on three buildings hosting the First Community Solar Plant, located in Elgin, Illinois. This grid connected system ties directly into ComEd utility's power grid and will generate enough energy to power up to 200 homes.
The project is sized at 1.198-MW1, using 3730 Thaisun TSG72 framed photovoltaic panels rated at 320-W. The system employs 15 Solectria PVI-60Tl string inverters and Micro- inverters appropriately sized 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 1436 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC's) annually and also qualifies for significant federal tax credit, local, and State rebates. It is estimated, that based on the incentives received, favorable innovative financing provided by Developer, and the energy savings being experienced, the system will be cash positive within 3 years.
The WCP Solar construction management team oversee all phases of the construction process, including the day to day operations, weekly subcontractor, and Owner meetings, site monitoring, quality assurance and control, and scheduling.
The Solar System will be one of the first community solar projects in the state of Illinois. Estimated completion date August, 2018.