Solar Powers Boston Evacuation Route

[tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/400-Frontage-Rooftop.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/400-frontage-rooftop21.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]   In collaboration with the City of Boston, Solar Design Associates designed and engineered pole mounted PV installations for four intersections along one of Boston’s emergency evacuation routes. In the event of a power outage during an evacuation of the city,…

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National Grid Power Plant in Revere

[tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/National-Grid-Revere-Insights.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/National-Grid-Revere-2.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC_0013.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3091.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3100.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]   Solar Design Associates focused on the strategic nature of National Grid’s PV array in Revere from the project’s inception. Because the system is located next to an existing, overloaded substation, PV…

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Solar for Schools in Swampscott, MA

The town of Swampscott, MA has incorporated rooftop solar electric generation into their middle and high schools in order to offset on-site electricity usage and provide a means of educating their students about renewable energy. With access to real-time energy production and weather data, students, faculty, and parents have the…

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PV Tracker Systems Boost Energy Generation

Some of the most energy intensive operations overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC), including correctional facilities, a wastewater treatment plant, and an MCI industries license plate facility, are now powered by renewable energy in Norfolk and Middlesex counties. Five solar electric system installations spread throughout four towns provide…

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PV Meets Industrial Energy Needs in New Jersey

The River Terminal Corporation retained Solar Design Associates to provide a solar electric system that would allow them to utilize the solar energy falling on the vast rooftop of their complex in New Jersey. SDA performed a full assessment of the River Terminal facilities and proposed a two-phase plan to…

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SDA Loves Hybrid Cars

A new hybrid has recently joined the SDA flock. I purchased a Toyota Prius C, the latest hybrid car to be available in the US. The car is smaller in size than the original Prius and weighs about 500lbs. less. It has a drag coefficient of 0.28, which is not…

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Hanscom Leads by Example with PV Facades

Hanscom Field is a public airport operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in Bedford, MA. As a state-run facility, it has recently had the advantage of participating in the Commonwealth’s Leading by Example Program (LBE) which works to reduce the overall environmental impacts of state government operations. The PV…

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Wind and Solar Energy Serve Redding School of the Arts

  The recently completed School of the Arts in Redding, California immerses its students, grades K-8, in environmentally friendly space. The building and school campus were designed by Trilogy Architecture to achieve a LEED platinum rating. The major contributors to this pending certification are the energy efficient building, sustainable use…

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North Shore Community College: Zero Net Energy

The Allied Health Building at the North Shore Community College campus in Danvers, MA  is the leading example of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ outstanding commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The project is the Commonwealth’s first state-owned zero net energy building. In order to fulfill the zero energy designation,…

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