The practice’s founder, Dr. Tiffani Hamilton explained, “I knew if we were going to go green, we had to do it right. It’s one thing for a business to say they’re going green, it’s another to be able to point to a solar array and demonstrate it with a wise investment.” “So many of our clients are effected by sun damage, now solar rays are helping our clients and reducing our environmental impact,” said the practice administrator at the Dermatology and Vein Institute. Their solar array is expected to offset over 319 tons of CO2 or 640,000 vehicle miles.
Along with stormwater capture and extensive recycling and composting, the owner’s commitment to sustainability inspired her to install this array. With the largest solar PV array in Chatsworth, the owner felt that leading by example was the best way to demonstrate the need for a movement towards sustainability.
United Renewable Energy Designed, procured, and provided construction management services and ongoing support and maintenence for this Utility scale solar PV project. The customer is a Fortune 500 electric Utility. The installation is located at a high voltage electrical substation. Each set is tilted at 40 degrees due south.
AMLI Residential, developing and managing luxury apartment communities, has a goal of protecting the environment through its sustainability efforts. They have taken their commitment to heart by installing a 10.08 kW system on the roof of their regional office in Kennesaw, GA.
USFLOORS is the largest producer of solar energy in Georgia.
DALTON, Ga., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — In November of 2010, USFloors commissioned its third solar photovoltaic (PV) project intended to supply half of the facility’s energy. This installation of 365.04 kw is the largest solar array in Georgia, eclipsing the record once held by the Georgia Tech Natatorium, installed for the 1996 Olympics. Alpharetta-based United Renewable Energy installed 1521 Suniva solar panels and an SMA Sunny Central Inverter for this ARRA, GEFA Grant funded project . The combined output of all three USFloors solar arrays will total over half a Megawatt, and makes USFloors the largest producer of solar energy in the state of Georgia. USFloors is producing enough solar energy to power 54 average American homes, offsetting 11,400 tons of CO2 and nearly 23 million vehicle miles.
The panels now line most of the roof of the library, They turn sun into energy that will be used by the library — plus enough extra to take three Binghamton homes off the grid.
One of the things that made the installation possible — the price of solar technology has dropped significantly over the past few years.
City of Alpharetta, Wills Park Pool
Alpharetta, GA. December, 6, 2010. The City of Alpharetta just installed its first Solar Photovoltaic (PV) array on the rooftop of Wills Park Pool on Old Milton Highway (west of GA 400 and Highway 9). The Array, 3.84 kW, utilizes local solar panel technology, and will save 110 tons of CO2 over the next 25 years, the equivalent of 220,800 vehicle miles. “This is an exciting moment for the City of Alpharetta and a logical next step in our efforts to be a greener, more sustainable community,” said Arthur Letchas, Mayor of Alpharetta. “By using the sun’s energy to provide power to one of our most frequented recreation facilities, we hope to educate our citizens on this effective way to more wisely use our resources.”
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URE has long valued our partnership with Suniva, the Norcross, Georgia based solar PV cell manufacturer. We are proud to support Suniva’s rapid growth and their investment in American jobs and technology.
Suniva’s high powered solar cells and modules allow URE to design and install low cost, but extremely efficient solar PV systems for our commercial and utility customers. With their recent certification for use with Enphase micro-inverters, we now offer limited quantities for residential applications in Georgia, North Carolina, and now in New York via NYSERDA.
See Suniva’s recent Gwinnett Business Journal release which highlights URE as a critical global customer for Suniva.
United Renewable Energy, LLC
Always looking for new opportunities to connect students to sustainable jobs, Lanier Technical College has set its sights on the solar industry.
Demand for solar energy has grown about 30 percent per year during the last 15 years, according to Solarbuzz, which tracks the industry worldwide as part of the marketing research firm, NPD Group. Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations increased by 7.3 gigawatts in 2009; up from 6,080 megawatts in 2008. (A megawatt is 1,000,000 watts; a gigawatt is 1,000 megawatts.)