Alvarado Bakery Adds Solar Power for 40% of Energy Needs
The Alvarado Street Bakery, an organic bakery in Petaluma, Calif., has completed the installation of 1,722 onto its rooftop with the expectation to generate nearly 40% of its energy needs. The solar power array covers the 1.5-acre surface of the bakeryâ€™s roof with 1,722, 235-watt solar panels from Sharp.
The rooftop array will provide the bakery with 404 kilowatts of energy, and is expected to help reduce carbon emissions by more than 390 metric tons annually. According to Sharp, the array is installed on a special rack system that minimizes roof attachments and prevents water leaks.
The Alvarado Street Bakery will useÂ Sharpâ€™s NU-235F1 solar modules, designed for harsh operating conditions and offers high power output per square foot of solar array, said Sharp.
Energy Manager News
- Clauses to Consider in Green Leases
- Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste
- Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative
- Energy Storage Helps Hotel Reduce Demand Charges by 10%
- EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings
- Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power
- Los Angeles Shopping Center Installs 504 kW Solar
- SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls