WCP Solar was contracted by Roofing Firm to construct a roof mounted solar system located in Joliet, Illinois. This grid connected system ties directly into the Commonwealth Edison Utility’s (ComEd) power grid and generates enough electricity to provide power of more than 16% of the electrical needs of the facility.
The project was sized at 5.94-kWp1, using 27 Canadian Solar photovoltaic panels rated at 220-W mounted on a 10 degree tilt on a slanted metal roof. The system also employs 2 string inverters, each rated at 3.0-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 8 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 3 days.
Completed on February 2nd 2012, this project was another example of strong project management and leadership by the WCP Solar team.
1 Estimated production of over 198 Tons of CO2 - Equivalent to planting over 4615 trees or driving reduced by 363,270 auto miles or 18,601 gallons of gasoline.