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  1. Solar Energy Attraction Operations Support Biltmore

  2. Panel Layout Detailed layout of a crystalline solar module

  3. Solar Powered

  4. Why a Solar Field?

  5. Advantages of Using Solar Electricity Unlimited power supply from the sun Reliable and proven technology Clean, renewable energy that causes no pollution Lowers our carbon dioxide emissions

  6. Specific Orientation to the Sun

  7. Variation In Solar Panels 240 watts 290 watts

  8. Racking Systems Rail tracking system

  9. Economics Tax credits When NC companies buy Solar Farms here within the state they get 30% Federal Tax Credits along with 35% NC Tax Credits and the accelerated 5 year total system depreciation. NC companies are finding that they can usually pay for their Solar Farms by using these federal and state incentives that are currently being offered.

  10. $4,000,000 Approximate cost of solar field $2,600,000 65% tax credits $1,400,000 Total payback $ 132,451 10.5 Year payback (Net AC kW output of solar farm) X (8,760 hrs per year) X (0.18 typical capacity factor) = annual kWhr output 1400 kW X 8760 hrs X 0.18 = 2,207,520 kWhrs per year (approx.) kWhrs cost: $0.06 x 2,207,520 kWhrs per year = $132,451.00

  11. The Inverter is the BRAIN behind the operation Converts AC electricity DC electricity (to be used in your home or school)

  12. DC -vs- AC Power

  13. String Inverter -vs- Micro Inverter String Inverter: “String together” a series of panels, which then feed current into the grid. Micro Inverter: Take direct current from one solar panel and convert it into alternating current (A/C), which then mixes with output from multiple inverters and funnels to the electrical grid.

  14. Current Status

  15. Questions?