McElroy Metal has completed a 500 kW solar project as part of a roof retrofit at its manufacturing facility in Peachtree City, Ga. Inovateus Solar LLC provided installation services on the project, which is part of the Medium Scale Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative program.
A total of 1,960 solar panels were installed on the plant roof and on a canopy in the parking lot. The PV array became operational in late December. McElroy says the power generated will surpass its manufacturing facility's energy consumption. The energy generated will not directly power the facility, but will be sold back to Georgia Power.Â
Through its partnership with Inovateus Solar, McElroy Metal offers roofing panels that serve as a substrate for solar panels.