Region Solar has completed a 1 MW solar photovoltaic ground-mounted system at VizCo's manufacturing facility in Monticello, Fla.
The four-acre array features 3,280 Lightway polycrystalline modules mounted on a galvanized steel racking system designed by S:Flex Inc. The system incorporates 45 SolarEdge 20k string inverters and 1,640 SolarEdge P700 optimizers. The ground cover maintenance is handled by a flock of grazing sheep.
The project is expected to produce over 1 GWh of electricity annually and will be net-metered by Duke Energy.
VizCo produces plastic injection-molded drip pans, alarms and pipe grips for water heaters. Owner Chris Cantolino says he chose solar photovoltaic power to combat small fluctuations in the grid current that created significant losses in the production process of his injection-molded plastics machinery.
‘To our knowledge, VizCo is the only manufacturing facility in Florida completely powered by solar through net metering,’ says Andrew Tanner, owner of Region Solar.