Fort Worden PDA is ambitiously pursuing energy efficiency upgrades to their buildings and included a solar array in their long-term planning. Power Trip Energy installed a 47 KW array composed of 144 SunPower 327 watt modules on the Fort Worden Commons, which will produce over 50,000 kWh a year.
This project was unusual for us in that we served as a sub-contractor to an ESCO. Energy Service Companies specialize in taking a holistic approach to a facility’s or campus’ energy use and helping their clients navigate energy efficiency projects, renewable energy, help procure funding through grants or rebates, and serve as general contractors to coordinate the various aspects of the projects. In this case the Fort Worden PDA hired University Mechanical Contractors from Mukilteo as their ESCO and UMC helped procure some state funding to help with these efficiency projects.
Fort Worden is a jewel of Port Townsend which means so much to us, and sees so many visitors each year from all around the world. We are proud of our work with the PDA and UMC to help preserve and contribute to the park’s economic sustainability through clean solar energy.
Our installers always love a challenge and with this roof, we needed to work around skylights and vents to accommodate the solar modules. Even so, we were able to install 22 SunPower 335 Watt Modules that will produce over 7,900 kWh. For this home, that will supply 94% of the annual usage. With continued conservation, this family could easily see 100% production of clean energy.
This array was installed on a standing seam metal roof and were to use an S-5 clamp to attach the railing system. Based on their past usage, we designed a system that will produce over 11,800 kWh which is 99% of their annual consumption.
This happy family will enjoy nearly 100% clean energy in their home. Using 34 SunPower solar modules this system will produce over 10,000 kWh!
This SunPowered client will produce approx 5,700 kWh of clean energy annually!
We covered the South-East roof of this client home and estimate it to produce over 5,400 kWh on an annual basis. Although this isn’t enough to cover their consumption in total, they were happy to reduce what they pay to their local utility.
We met this client in the spring of 2018 at a local home show, after evaluating their home they installed 24 SunPower AC modules. This will produce approx 60% of their power annually.
This satisfied client will enjoy nearly 90% of their total consumption annually being produced by clean energy!
These clients built this home in 2018 and wanted to begin producing clean energy as soon as possible.
With this array, we estimate it will produce 10,500 kWh on an annual basis.
These clients were really excited to go solar! We anticipate that this solar array will produce around 70% of their annual consumption.