Solar & Wind
The first solar array on a public building in Dutch St. Maarten.
Electric Company has resisted the installation of solar to preserve
their profits. But far-sighted Energy Minister William Marlin moved
matters forward by approving the installation of a 12,000 watt
system on the Philipsburg Library. He stopped by for an inspection
of the progress where the picture on right was taken.
First Solar Array for St. Maarten
David Miller from Edison Solar in Ohio, USA, consultant &
equipment supplier; Monique Alberts, Library Director;
William Marlin, St. Maarten's Energy Commissioner; and
Anthony J. Prall Jr., installer of the system.
Sturdy Rack Installed in Sandusky, OH
Edison Solar & Wind completed the
installation of a 10,400 watt solar
system on the Back Bay adjacent to
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
Shortage of available area resulted
in special engineering using the
“sturdy rack” to support a 35 degree
7-panel high array.
Rep. Kaptur is pulling the disconnect lever to start the flow of clean electricity into the First Energy grid. (left to right) U.S.D.A. Rep. John Miller, State Representative Dennis Murray; Mrs. Kaptur; Edison Solar & Wind engineer Carl Scheutzow, Erie County Commissioners Monaghan and Shenigo.
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The green energy installation took place on the roof of a new building addition belonging to Precision Paving Inc., located east of Milan, Ohio.
Phase II Completion
The summer of 2011 saw the completion of Phase II of the solar installation for Precision Paving Inc. The addition consisted of thirteen Sharp 224-watt panels for 2,912 more watts of power bringing the total array wattage to 14,144 watts. Because this was a planned add-on, no additional inverter capacity was needed.
(left to right) Engineer Carl Scheutzow and Owner David Miller of Edison Solar & Wind; Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Rep. John Miller
Phase II: addition of thirteen panels to complete the solar installation.
The 11,232 watt array consisted of fifty-two Sharp 216 watt solar panels and two SMA inverters. Edison Solar & Wind installers braved late fall snows to have the system operational before Federal tax credits were initially intended to expire.
The dedication ceremony of the solar power electricity system at Precision Paving was attended by many people even though a winter storm warning was posted. However, neither snow nor ice stopped featured speaker U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur from driving from Toledo to attend. Shortly before the event began, the electricity from First Energy failed. Undeterred the event continued in semi-darkness.
Dedication of the Previous Largest Solar Array in North Central Ohio
The Edison Solar & Wind team installed a 4,700 watt ground
mount solar electric system in Milan township. The event was
an educational occasion for local high school students who
participated in the installation of the solar panels.
Residential Installation of Solar Panels
The Edison Solar & Wind team completed one of the largest solar installations in the State of Georgia. The 100,800-watt array was installed in three beds using the Edison Solar “Sturdy Rack” system. Work began in late September after the obtainment of a U.S.D.A. grant by the buyer Encore Plastics, a green company that makes biodegradable plastic buckets.
The project was constructed at their Forsyth, Georgia location using all A.R.R.A. components and consisted of 420 Sharp 240-watt panels and one PC Power 100 kilowatt inverter. The system was started without incident and has been producing above expectations to date.
Ground preparation (above); Sturdy Rack system in place (right)
Phase II Completion
In a second phase to the already existing 20
Sharp 235 watt panels pictured, Edison Solar &
Wind added 39 Sharp 240 watt panels,
resulting in total of 14,060 watts.
This installation features the Edison Solar
“sturdy rack” and will supply approximately
100% of the power at the Milan residence
during 7 months of the year.
The students got first
hand knowledge of the
components of a solar
system and how
electricity can be
produced from the sun.
Edison Solar & Wind completed the installation of a 29.1 kilowatt
solar array on a barn roof in northwest Ohio.