Northern Power to Design and Install WHRC PV SystemJuly 09, 2002 by Jeff Shepard
Northern Power Systems (Waitsfield, VT) announced that it has been commissioned to complete the design and installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system at the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC, Falmouth, MA). The new 26.4kW PV array and monitoring system will provide green power to the organization’s Ordway campus, a new sustainable research facility currently under development.
Northern Power will design and install rooftop panels made of silicon, which converts solar energy into electricity. Electricity is then inverted from dc to ac and used in the building. Excess power is sent to the local utility, running the meter backwards. Northern’s PV system will enable the research center to generate almost 37,000kWh of electricity annually, making it one of New England’s few "totally green-powered" facilities.