SolarWorld has partnered with Water Missions International (WMI) to supply a recently commissioned 100 kW PV system at the international water-engineering nonprofit's new headquarters location in North Charleston, S.C.
The system is expected to produce $1,000 in monthly savings on electrical costs, expanding the organization's capacity to provide access to safe drinking water, often using solar power to pump water through the organization's patented filtration systems.
SolarWorld donated 450 solar panels, the system's design and real-time Suntrol monitoring. SolarWorld authorized installer Mountain View Solar and inverter manufacturer SMA America also participated in the installation. SMA donated the system's complete inverter technology, while Mountain View donated on-site installation, procurement and electrical oversight.
Other project donors included Alder Energy Systems, Charleston Water System, Engineered Power Solutions, GEL, Maner Builders Supply Co., Osborne Electric Co., SCE&G, The Sharon Co., Southwire Co. and Terracon.