Design Energy Solar for Affordable Housing
This LEED project features a 24.3kW Design Energy solar array which delivers over 25 MWh/year behind the meter to building loads of this 40-unit affordable housing project and produces significant savings for residents.
A US Green Building Council summary describes how the investment in solar brought multiple value streams to this project.
“Project cost savings were reinvested into solar panels generating energy cost savings despite electric energy costs increasing by double digits for all providers; these solar panels have saved nearly 35,000 pounds of carbon emissions – the equivalent of planting over 260 trees – in less than two years. This creates greater levels of sustainability and the ability to maintain deeper affordability.” Read the full article here: