Los Altos Hills is dedicating it's new Town Hall on Thursday, June 16, and one of the building's features which will be showcased is the 32.3 kW AC solar electric power system installed by EcoEnergies of Sunnyvale, CA.
Los Altos Hills is dedicating it's new Town Hall on Thursday, June 16, and one of the building's features which will be showcased is the 32.3 kW AC solar electric power system installed by EcoEnergies of Sunnyvale, CA. Mayor Pro Tem Breene Kerr said, "Distributed solar electric generation delivers power where it is needed at the right time in an environmentally friendly manner and sets an example for our residents by showing them that solar power combined with energy saving design practices is appropriate technology for new construction. EcoEnergies helped us meet our goal of constructing an intelligently designed system that should meet the majority of our energy needs. I have received many favorable comments from our residents on the (EcoEnergies-designed) solar power plant." Peter Carrie, EcoEnergies' President added that, "Solar technology is a perfect match for cash strapped town governments, because it provides a permanent reduction in operating costs. Choosing a solar electric system to generate clean power which will meet the energy needs of the Los Altos Hills Town Hall shows the public officials to not only be fiscally responsible, but also good environmental custodians."
Using a total of 176 Sunpower SPR210 Watt modules, the system is divided into two arrays. The first array of 136 modules is mounted on the Town Hall roof and the second array is comprised of 40 modules distributed between 4 pole-mounts. Estimated annual energy savings will be 52,000 kilowatt hours and will reduce CO2 emissions by 390 tons over the first twenty-five years. An iSYS PVM-Net Data monitoring system provides online data logging and real time display of system production, building consumption and environmental data.
EcoEnergies has significant experience throughout the Bay Area working with both single-family homeowners on their residences to architects, planners and designers on numerous affordable housing projects in Morgan Hill, San Jose and Santa Cruz. We've recently installed
solar electric systems on the City of Santa Cruz Corporation Yard and the Napa County Sheriff's office. Installation will soon start on another large affordable housing complex in Campbell.
EcoEnergies, Inc. is the largest designer and installer of turnkey residential and commercial photovoltaic and wind systems in the San Francisco Bay Area, with over 200 systems installed and over a megawatt of clean renewable energy capacity in place. Eco, together with its sister companies, has installed or owns over 130 MW of renewable and waste-fueled power plants. EcoEnergies part of a family of renewable energy companies founded in the 1980s, is the outgrowth of the solar concentrator company Photovoltaics International, founded in 1987. In 2000, EcoEnergies acquired the residential solar business of Pacific Solar Company, founded in 1991.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, EcoEnergies has a staff of ~30, and works from an 18,000 square foot facility.