End-User: Service Tire Truck Center
Installer: 1Star Energy
Location: Millville, NJ
Date of install: 9/ 2006
Size of system in kW: 160kW
Energy produced since installation: ~1800 MWh
Special Challenges Met: First Solar Electric Project in Vineland Utility Territory
The Service Tire Truck Company is located in Millville, NJ. Service Tire is a company which recycles truck tires by re-treading them. Re-treading truck tires is an energy intensive industry. Service Tire expressed an interest in having a Solar Energy System which would provide them a cost reduction of their electric bill. A plan was presented to Service Tire to install a 165kw PV system designed and supplied by TurtleEnergy and installed by 1-Star Energy. Photovoltaic (PV) modules for this project were manufactured by General Electric (GE).
1-Star Energy president, Dave Rose provided valuable construction management and timely scheduling for the project. TurtleEnergy undertook a detailed analysis of the site. This analysis was comprised of the following steps and implementation.
Optimal System Design and Concept Planning
Industrial Design of the Components of the System
Multi-Disciplinary Coordination with Architects, Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Construction Managers
Construction commenced in January 2006 and was completed in May of 2006.
TurtleEnergy provided oversight to ensure implementation of the project shop drawings. The complete project team consisted of the following:
1-Star Energy (Installation Contractor)
Todd Koenig Associates (Architect)
Harris Hamnett, PC (Structural Engineer)
Forest Electric (Electrical Contractor)
Fat Spaniel’s integrated Satcon inverter direct internet-based monitoring system was implemented for the Service Tire project. The Fat Spaniel data acquisition system, logs the actual energy generation by the PV system. The resulting measurements are in compliance with the predicted analysis done by TurtleEnergy. The Fat Spaniel system data monitoring results are available both on a real-time and historical basis. Measurements can be viewed on daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or lifetime intervals.
For additional information on product specifications see the appropriate cut sheets listed below.
GE PV Panel GE P165
SATCON 135kw Inverter
Uni-Rac Solar Mount (mounting hardware)