Massachusetts-based Solect Energy Development has installed a 142.5 kW rooftop solar energy system at Franklin Ford in Franklin, Mass.
Franklin Ford recently renovated its showroom and service bay, which included replacement of about half of its roof area. The dealership made a decision to incorporate solar energy, LED lighting and other energy-efficiency measures into the facilities refit.
The rooftop array features ET Solar 255 W photovoltaic panels mounted on Equilibrium Solar EcoFoot 2 hardware. The installation incorporates two Solectria PVI 60 inverters. The system is expected to cover nearly 100% of the dealership's electricity needs, generating more than $30,000 in annual electricity savings.
‘Given its location and rooftop, Franklin Ford had a textbook site for solar,’ says Steve Bianchi, business development partner at Solect Energy Development.