Newburyport, MA - June 13, 2016
Twenty-two innovative solar trackers are now powering metalwork company Sungen Circle Finishing in Newburyport, MA.
The 186kW solar project will help offset more than 65 percent of the electrical needs of the local metal refinishing company.
Originally the company installed a fixed ground mounted system in 2010 which was damaged by 6 feet of snow during a winter storm in 2015. As a repair remedy, the lower section of panels on fixed racking was dismantled and panels were relocated on 22 AllEarth Solar Trackers onsite. This location is unique because of a 50-50 split system between fixed solar and trackers, already clearly demonstrating power output difference from trackers at the same site.
The project utilized New England-made AllEarth Solar Trackers, which track the sun throughout the day to maximize energy production. The ground-mounted pre-engineered solar trackers are designed for residential and commercial-scale installations and are manufactured in Williston, Vt. by AllEarth Renewables.
AllEarth Solar Trackers produce over 30 percent more energy than fix ground-mounted systems and up to 45 percent more energy than rooftop systems per kilowatt installed.
The project was installed by Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. / Solar Market, one of the oldest and most experienced solar installation companies in the country, located in Arundel, Maine.
“We were thrilled to supply innovative, American-made solar trackers for this project, a solar solution that will produce more energy from the sun and give our customer greater long-term energy savings. The uniqueness of having 50-50 split of fixed and tracking systems at the same location will give us great deal of information about power output value between tracking and fixed solar systems,” said Naoto Inoue for Solar Market / Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc.
"We are very pleased with the project design and construction, and continue to be pleased with the solar performance of our project. We continue to enjoy our solar savings each and every day at our business," said Rod L`Italien of Sungen Circle Finishing, Inc.
About Solar Market
Founded in 1975, Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. DBA Solar Market (“TSE”) has been designing and installing renewable energy systems for a wide range of applications. From our humble beginnings in Kennebunkport, Maine we have grown to be an industry leader in design, engineering, product assessment, financial modeling, technical consultation and construction of solar electric systems. In the past 37 years, we have installed PV systems in 3 countries in temperatures ranging from -15° to 120°. We have designed and installed off grid, grid tied utility interfaced, direct feed, critical load and backup systems. We have installed and tested fixed mount and tracking systems on grades that range from -10° to 45°. We have installed roughly 55,000 panels for all types of clients including Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, School Districts, Public Buildings, US Federal Government, National and State Park services, Military and Utilities. We have made over 130,000 wiring connections, 14,000 roof penetrations and 2200 satisfied customers. In our experience spanning 4 decades we have adapted to 5 generations of technology changes, dozens of changes in permitting, incentives and interconnection standards.