IRC Solar Roof Systems has completed a 186 kW solar photovoltaic installation at Belmont Hill School, a private school in Belmont, Mass. The 778-panel project covers 14,000 square feet on the roof of the school's Jordan Athletic Center.
IRC says the installation is the first commercial interconnection of a PV project for the Belmont Municipal Light Department. The solar panels produce enough electricity to offset approximately 20% of the athletic center's annual electrical demand.
The company also worked with school faculty to integrate an educational component to allow students, teachers and parents to view real-time and historical data. A 40-inch flat-screen monitor displays a 24/7 weather station and continual updates about the system's power output.