Inovateus To Install 500 kW Solar Array On Georgia Metalworking Facility


Indiana-based Inovateus Solar LLC has embarked on a rooftop solar array project to be installed on McElroy Metal's Peachtree City, Ga., manufacturing location as part of the Medium Scale Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative program.

The panels for the project are being installed on the roof and on a canopy in McElroy's parking lot. Construction on the project began at the end of September and is scheduled to be commissioned before Christmas.

‘The existing metal roof is over 34 years old and consists of galvanized R panel,’ says McElroy Metal president Ian McElroy. ‘We will be retrofitting with our 238T symmetrical standing seam system, which provides an excellent metal-over-metal reroof solution. And, since we were installing a new roof, we decided to explore adding solar. With the help of our solar partner, Inovateus Solar, we were able to put together a plan that made financial sense.’

‘We are excited about starting this project under the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative Program,’ says Inovateus Solar president T.J. Kanczuzewski. ‘This is another example of how public utilities and private companies can work together to introduce more renewable energy alternatives into the power generation mix.’

A live construction camera of the project will be available at the Inovateus Solar website to view the progress.

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