San Francisco-based Perpetual Power has completed a 416 kW DC solar installation on a Budweiser cold beer storage building in Contra Costa County, Calif. The facility is operated by Markstein Sales Co., a distributor of Budweiser and other beverages.
According to Perpetual Power, this system is the first to use the company's new proprietary Oasis roof mounting system. The system was designed with minimal connections and a low weight per square foot to reduce stress on the building's rooftop. The new mounting system also passed a rigorous wind tunnel test to meet the requirements in this area and ensure stability and safety.
The solar installation includes 2,240 185 W Mitsubishi Electric polycrystalline photovoltaic modules, made with 100% lead-free solder. The system will cover approximately 60% of the 110,000 square-foot building's energy needs.
SOURCE: Perpetual Power