FLS Energy has completed a 250 kW photovoltaic solar energy system above the Green Square Complex parking garage in Raleigh, N.C. The system was developed in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Administration.
FLS Energy designed a custom racking system that is integrated into the structure of the parking garage, positioning the 960 solar modules nine stories above street level. The State of North Carolina has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with FLS Energy, and Progress Energy Carolinas will buy the electricity generated by the array.
FLS Energy engineered, installed and owns the grid interactive solar energy system, which utilizes American Solar Wholesale 260 W modules, four SMA smart-string combiners and one SMA 250 kW Sunny Central Inverter.
The Green Square Complex is a two-block, multi-use sustainable development project. When complete in 2012, Green Square hopes to attain a Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system by the U.S. Green Building Council.