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Gallery of solar systems for commercial and government

4 Megawatt rooftop solar installation providing energy for 17 businesses

| Edison, New Jersey

Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ
Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ
Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ
Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ
Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ
Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ
Avidan 4 MW solar panel installation in NJ

Avidan Management

Edison, NJ
Rooftop installation

Completed 2011
Installed by Solar Nation

System Details:

  • 4.26 MW
  • 17,745 solar panels
  • 240 W mono Sunmodule™ solar panel
  • 8 SMA Inverters

System Overview:

  • The largest rooftop solar installation in America at the time of completion
  • The system will produce over 5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, supplying over half the building’s energy needs and preventing 3,750 tons of CO2 emissions
  • The building’s 17 commercial tenants will receive discounted electricity rates, dramatically lowering their operating costs 

The Southeastern United States’ largest rooftop solar installation

| Orlando, Florida

1 MW roof-mount solar panel system at the Orange County Convention Center
Aerial view of the solar array on the Orange County Convention Center
1 MW roof-mount solar panel system at the Orange County Convention Center
Solar panels on the Orange County Convention Center
Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL
Rooftop installation

Completed 2010
Installed by Johnson Controls

System Details:

Customer Testimonial: 

“I’m pleased to write this product recommendation for SolarWorld SW-175 monocrystalline modules. These modules were installed last year as part of a highly-visible project at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The project was awarded a $2.5M state grant, involved several state and local government partners, and had a total value in excess of $8M. This project features a one-megawatt rooftop photovoltaic system which is the largest of its type in the Southeast United States.

Johnson Controls, Inc. was awarded a design/build contract by Orange County for a project called the Solar Photovoltaic Demonstration Facility and Climate Change Education Center. Essentially, the scope of the project was to install a one-megawatt PV system, four smaller “demonstration” PV systems, and to build-out an education center. The one-megawatt system used 5,808 SW-175’s and two of the smaller systems used an additional 124 of the same modules.

As you may be aware, SolarWorld modules are recognized in the industry as being high quality and highly reliable. Based on our experience thus far, we certainly agree. OCCC has also been impressed by the electrical output of our one-megawatt system. Energy production during the first 12 months of operation exceeded projections by 18.4%. Further information about the OCCC Solar Project, including live energy production and environmental data can be found at www.occc.net/community/solar_project.asp” – Jerry Daigle, Deputy General Manager, OCCC - June 28, 2010

America's largest publicly accessible solar installation

| Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Zoo solar carports
Cars parked under the Cincinnati Zoo solar panels
Aerial view Cincinnati Zoo solar canopies
Family under the slar canopy
Arial view of solar panels at the Cincinnati Zoo
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Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati, OH
Parking lot canopy installation

Completed 4/20/11 
Installed by Melink

System details:

  • 1.6 MW
  • 6,400 solar panels
  • 245 W mono Sunmodule™ solar panel

System overview:

  • The greenest Zoo in America
  • The solar canopies provide shade for nearly 800 of the 1,000 spots available at the Zoo’s main entrance.
  • The solar panels will provide approximately 20% of the Zoo’s energy needs. That’s enough to:
    • power 200 homes each year
    • power 55,000 energy efficient CFL bulbs for a year
    • power your Wii for 95 million hours

Customer testimonial: 
"We believe that the combination of size and public accessibility, makes this solar array the most impactful array of any in the entire country," said Mark Fisher, Senior Director of Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability at the Cincinnati Zoo. "No where else has an array of this magnitude been placed in such an urban environment, allowing our visitors, and the general public at large, to be able to see first hand what solar photovoltaic energy is all about. The education potential of this advanced energy project is off the charts."

"As the greenest Zoo in America, there is no better place to showcase this technology and to help the public understand that not only is this technology the right thing to do for our energy future, but it makes absolute financial sense as well," said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo.

Largest solar panel installation in Santa Cruz County

| Santa Cruz, California

Solar carport at Plantronics
Solar carport at Plantronics
Solar carport at Plantronics
Underside of the solar carport at Plantronics
Solar panels on the roof of Plantronics

Plantronics Headquarters

Santa Cruz, CA
Rooftop mounts and carports

Completed 2011
Installed by Barry Swenson Solar

System Details:

  • 608 kW
  • 2,482 solar panels
  • 245 W mono Sunmodule™ solar panels
  • 5 PV Powered inverters

System Overview:

  • The market leader in unified communications, Plantronics, has installed this 608 kW system at their headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA
  • This new system plus the existing 265 kW rooftop system will combine to provide about 80% of the buildings energy needs
  • The carports are curved to add aesthetic appeal and to maximize the system output