Bend, Ore.-headquartered PV Powered Inc. says its residential inverters have been selected for use in a large residential project in Monterey, Calif. The project is being managed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey. It will use stimulus funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The project, which is being constructed in multiple locations in the Monterey area, will include approximately 600 multifamily units. The initial phase of the project includes units at four different housing complexes. Emard Electric of Loomis, Calif., will be performing installations of the solar electronics.
Emard designed the systems to meet the power production targets specified by the California Solar Initiative and is developing a custom performance monitoring system using DECK Monitoring technology so that real-time display of power output can be available at the HUD office. Emard also plans to set up virtual metering over the Internet with Pacific Gas and Electric to enable the establishment of feed-in tariff arrangements with the electric company.
SOURCE: PV Powered Inc.