South Dakota-based GenPro Energy Solutions has completed the installation of a hybrid energy system from Maine-based Pika Energy for Ravenna Public Schools in Ravenna, Neb.
The installation features 2 kW of pole-mounted photovoltaic modules integrated withÂ Â Pika's T701 1.7 kW wind turbine and X3001 inverter. The arrangement is Pika's standard hybrid configuration, with the generation components connected via the company's REbus 380 V microgrid system.
Funded by a private grant, the hybrid energy system is providing electricity to Ravenna's youth center. The school can access information about its renewable energy sources and electrical loads from a single Web-based interface.
‘Wind-solar hybrid energy systems are ideal for campus settings because they can make the most out of the resources available, even on a small footprint,’ says Ben Polito, president and co-founder of Pika Energy.