Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Ontario to Get Solar Generating Plant

Quick to act before the State legislature meddles in the rules for installing photovalic energy generation, Northern Power Systems has announced plans to build a 400kW solar generation facility in Ontario:

Northern Power Systems, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems Corp, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to design, engineer and construct a 400 kW solar power system at Timberland's 429,000 square-foot Ontario distribution center in Southern California.

The 401.8 kW photovoltaic (PV) system will be installed on a new "TruckPort" steel mounting structure next to Timberland's warehouse, leveraging an unused area of the facility's truck yard by providing storage space for the facility as well as shaded parking for employees. A total of 1,960 PV modules will be mounted on the structure in strings of 14 each. The high-efficiency modules and inverters are expected to produce almost 60% of the facility's electrical load.