Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sunport Going Solar

The Journal is reporting that the city's largest grid-tied photovolatic solar array system — 480-panels — has been installed at the Sunport.


DanTheMan said...

Hey, can you put the link to the article you got this from? I looked for it on the Internet and couldn't find it.

Dan said...

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sunport Powers Up With Solar

Journal Staff Report
The Sunport is now officially using its namesake for power.
Consolidated Solar Technologies LLC has installed the city's largest grid-tied photovolatic solar array, a 146.4 kilowatt system at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
The 480-panel array is expected to eventually deliver more than $65,000 in annual savings through a combination of using less energy, demand reduction and renewable energy credit revenues, the Albuquerque-based company said in a news release.
The array also is projected to produce environmental savings by reducing CO2 emissions by 3,525 tons over a 25-year period—the equivalent of sequestering CO2 by 29 acres of pine forests a year for a 25-year period, based on EPA measures, CST said.
The project employs SunPower 305w mono-crystalline modules, mounted on SolarMount rails from UniRac, headquartered in Albuquerque. The system feeds energy into two 75-kilowatt SatCon inverters, which will help supply power to the airport terminal.
CST's sister company, Mosher Enterprises, performed the electrical engineering, design and installation of the electrical components and grid interconnection.
Consolidated Solar Technologies focuses on professional design, engineering and installation of residential, commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic systems in New Mexico and surrounding markets. CST said it also is expanding into a new office and design center.