Kyocera Solar Inc., a supplier of photovoltaic (PV) systems, has completed a 44.4 kW solar electric system atop Urban Ecology Center, a nonprofit community center located in Milwaukee, Wis.
According to Kyocera Solar, the system represents the largest solar electric installation in the state. It has the capacity to produce 55,000 kWh per year, offsetting about 40% of the building's total energy use.
Originally installed in 2004 by H&H Solar Energy Services, the project started out as a 48-module array. With the addition of 208 modules, the completed system now consists of 256 Kyocera KC-175 GT modules, 16 SMA Sunny Boy 2500U inverters and a Unirac Solar mount structure attached to the standing seam roof.
Kyocera Solar says it plans to take advantage of financial incentives that the system provides by participating in the incentive program offered by We Energies, an electric utility that serves residential and commercial customers in Wisconsin and Michigan.