Installation Type: Rooftop Mounted Solar System
System Size: 1237.28 DC
System Production: 1,593,248 kWh
Comcast is a global media and technology company offering video, high-speed internet, and phone services to millions of residential and corporate customers. The Comcast building in Voorhees, New Jersey, needed an intricate electrical system that would ensure that their customers and sensitive equipment would not experience any downtime.
In Voorhees Township, a wide range of requirements must be met before a solar project will receive the green light, so this solar project presented a fair share of unique challenges. However, Evergreen presented the information before the Planning Board and was successful in receiving approvals.
This rooftop-mounted solar energy system in Voorhees New Jersey was built using 3,344 370W modules and has a DC size of 1.237 MW. To avoid unnecessary roof penetrations, the panels were mounted using a ballasted solution. The system contains 10 string inverters and a robust, module-level monitoring system so the production of each and every module can be monitored. The system greatly decreased Comcast’s carbon footprint by enabling them to avoid 1,126 metric tons of carbon emissions. The yearly amount of CO2 sequestered is equal to that of 1,471 acres of US forest in a year!
After installing the solar material on the roof, Evergreen worked with Atlantic City Electric, the local utility, to develop communication devices and modifications on the medium voltage lines to protect the electrical grid. Accommodating AC Electric’s extensive specifications was no simple feat, but Evergreen succeeded and obtained interconnection approval.