Solar Builder

NOV-DEC 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 31 This project was cool for a number of reasons: 1. Every load in the building was turned electric from gas in order to become a net zero building — going from paying $140,000 in utilities a year to zero. 2. The solar panels on the roof spell out IBEW, which is short for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The building is in the f light path for San Jose's International Airport, and the solar array is clearly visible to passengers when landing. An LED lighting system is wrapped around the IBEW panels so that it is illuminated at night too. 3. Energy storage was also included in this proj- ect so that the core systems will continue in case of an outage. Basically, they thought of everything, and then thought of a few more things. Developer: Paradigm Power and Planning LLC Contractor: Pacific Ridge Electric Modules: Seraphim Inverters: SMA Storage: UPS Mounting: IronRidge C o o l e s t D e s i g n IBEW 332 | San Francisco | 202.3 kW

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