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We will be installing North Georgia's largest solar project

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm by Solar Energy USA

We recently broke ground on what will be the largest commercial solar installation in the area – a 163 solar panel install for Northview Orthopaedic Associates medical office located in North Georgia.

The combination rooftop and ground-mount system is expected to generate 58,000 kWh of energy in the first year of operation alone. A double layer ground-mount will be located along the back perimeter of the medical office’s parking lot.

Comprised of 37.49kW worth of solar panel capacity, the orthopedic office’s new solar array will lead to an estimated one-half million dollars in energy savings over 35 years, reducing their monthly bill by over 15%. The project takes advantage of various federal and state tax incentives that help offset over 90% of the upfront cost.

This solar project uses the latest in solar energy conversion technology – M215 microinverters from Enphase Energy – which help identify each individual solar panel’s power output. A live feed of each day’s solar energy production will be shown in the Northview Orthopaedic waiting area so that customers can see how much power the sun is contributing to run the medical devices used to diagnose their ailments.

The development is a win-win-win for the medical company. It will save them money, help protect against power rate increases, and will also establish their orthopedic office as a role model for other medical companies and North Georgia businesses in the area to adopt renewables and implement clean energy practices.

We currently hold the largest commercial solar install in North Georgia with a 91 panel 20kW solar array that is located atop a business in Dawsonville (image below). Our new solar project is almost double the size.

Dawsonville, Georgia 20kW Commercial Solar Install