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Sunday, 22 April 2007 23:50

The ARC Goes Green With Solar Energy Contract

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slide15The ARC of Amador and Calaveras is going green and the managing board of the organization has voted to purchase and install a21kW SolarStar® Electrical Energy System from Renewable Technologies, Inc. for their building at 75 Academy Drive. The Arc of Amador and Calaveras now joins businesses like Jon’s Pit Stop and the Amador County Fair, who have already gone “Green”. The SolarStar® Electrical Energy System for the Arc will use the combined power of 141 SolarWorld 175W PV panels to run 3 SMA America SB7000US power inverters.
The inverters will turn the roughly 21,000 Watts of Direct Current electricity into usable AC power. RTI Engineers have calculated that this size system will, under anticipated weather conditions produce 34,493kWh annually, the exact amount of power required for the Arc to eliminate its current power bill. This SolarStar® Electrical Energy System will prevent 44,497 pounds of carbon dioxide, 1.1 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 13.2 pounds of nitrous oxide per year from being emitted by traditional fossil fuel electricity generating methods. Included in the system is an advanced data acquisition system and Kiosk display, which Arc Director Mike Rolf plans to use as an education tool for the students on location.
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