Precision Plus, Inc. in Elkhorn, WI plans to install a 99kW solar array, with a completion date of early August, 2015.
The solar array is estimated to generate the equivalent of 6.5% of the facility’s annual energy demand. The ballasted roof mount, fixed-tilt array will comprise of 360 SolarWorld SW 285 Monocrystalline panels, 180 Solar Edge P600 DC Power Optimizers, and 5 Solar Edge SE 20KUS, 3 phase, 480 Vac inverters. In its first year, the array is projected to produce more than 131,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
The installation of the solar array at Precision Plus’s manufacturing facility marks the latest step in the company’s sustainability initiatives to support the use of renewable energy. “We have long embraced ‘green’ practices,” comments Mike Reader, the company’s president, “and look forward to adding the solar array to continue to maximize our commitment to preserving our environment.”
Precision Plus, Inc. partnered with Kettle View Renewable Energy on this project, a leading wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) installation and maintenance provider from Random Lake, Wisconsin. A key to the project’s success is a ‘Focus on Energy RECIP’ award that will fund 23% of the project costs. Kettle View Renewable Energy assisted in the grant writing process and provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. Permitting and interconnection applications have been submitted, and work is scheduled to begin in early July.