Solar Energy Presentation. Watergate-Emeryville Hattie Carwell March 12, 2009. Outline. Case Study of an Office Solar System for non profit government agency Statistics on Solar Installations in the Bay Area Types of Solar Cells Months of Maximum Solar Energy Production
March 12, 2009
Raymon and Alan Dones (right) added a 198 kilowatt solar array to the Alameda County Social Services office building,
Oct 29, 2007. The building was built in 2005.
OneCal Bank financed the panels and their installation.
Building Size- 101,000 square feet
System Size- 16,000-square-foot, 198-kilowatt array (1100 200 watt solar panels
System Costs-$2.6 Million
PG&E rebate - $729,000
The system provides a third of the building energy supply.
2008 City Solar Awards presented by NorCal Solar array to the Alameda County Social Services office building,
Santa Rosa, CA
Total Watts: 1st Place, Large CitiesWatts per Capita: 1st Place, Large CitiesSystems/1000 people: 2nd Place, Large Cities
Watts per Capita: 2nd Place, Large Cities
San Jose, CA
# of Systems: 1st Place,
Large Cities Total Watts: 2nd Place
Total Watts: 1st Place, Counties# of Systems: 2nd Place, Counties
San Francisco, CA
# of Systems: 2nd place, Large CitiesTotal Watts: 3rd place, Large Cities
Santa Clara County
# of Systems: 1st Place, CountiesTotal Watts: 2nd Place, Counties
# of Systems: 3rd place, Large Cities
Average Installation cost is $8/w for polycrystalline photovoltaics
Discount rate is equivalent to the interest rate photovoltaics
How to Calculate Cost Savings photovoltaics
December 12, 08 photovoltaics
Renee Co-OP Proto-type Solar System
Fresh Meadows, N.Y.--U.S. Energy Group, a firm that develops and integrates energy control, monitoring and analysis systems for large residential properties, has launched USE Solar, a new solar energy initiative that focuses on the potential for multifamily and commercial buildings to use solar power.
â€¨Quixotic Systems Inc., a solar energy company offering consulting, design and engineering services, and Tristate Solar Inc., a solar energy system design, installation and service company, are working with U.S. Energy Group on the Renee and will install the photovoltaic system, which will consist of 142 solar modules of 200 watts each. Quixotic is designing the system and Tristate is working as a project integrator. The solar system is projected to provide 17 percent to 20 percent of The Renee’s common area electricity. Additionally, the system is projected to prevent the production of approximately 27,139 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing a $100,000 rebate incentive for this project, which may also receive federal and state tax credits and a property abatement tax of 8.7 percent for four years. In addition, the co-op can sell back the unused electricity to the grid and the tax credits will be passed along to the residents.
Residential Areas of Affordable Housing Projects: The *EPBI amount starting in 2007 is $3.50/watt. This applies to affordable housing projects of all sizes. Common Areas of Affordable Housing Projects: The EPBI level starting in July 2007 is $3.30/watt. This incentive level applies to solar electric systems serving the common areas of affordable housing projects.
EPBI-Expected Performance Base Incentive
This smart energy project reduces the jail's use of utility-generated electricity by 30 percent
through solar power generation and energy conservation. Clean energy is generated by a 1.18
Megawatt installation consisting of three acres of solar photovoltaic panels.
Santa Rita Jail Solar System- Alameda County utility-generated electricity by 30 percent
( Non Profit)
System Size: 1.18 Megawatts
Annual Power Generated: 1,460,000 kWh
PowerLight Photovoltaic Roof Tiles 9,726
Solar Array Size (square feet) 130,000
Solar Array Size (acres) ~ 3 ac
Financed through third party who could use tax credits and rebates