Delaware Tech work earns Standard Solar project of the year honor

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Standard Solar, Inc., received the Project of the Year Award for its solar project forDelaware Technical Community College during Solar Focus 2017.

The annual east coast solar industry conference is hosted by the Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), affiliate of the national Solar Energy Industries Association.

Completed through a partnership withUrban Grid, Standard Solar was recognized for its work with Delaware Tech for a two-phase solar project that combined statewide systems in a 2.1-megawatt solar system.

The combined project is one of the largest solar systems in Delaware and is expected to generate more than 2,960,000 kilowatt hours per year. The amount of power is equivalent to offsetting the CO2 emissions from 2,219,789 pounds of coal burned or 220 homes’ energy use for each year.

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Completed in June, the final phase featured a 449 kilowatt (kW) carport and a 296 kW rooftop array on the Terry Campus in Dover and two rooftop arrays totaling 585 kW on the Owens Campus in Georgetown.

“We are honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award from our peers in the solar industry,” said Scott Wiater, CEO, Standard Solar. “We will continue to look for innovative ways to further drive the adoption of solar technologies and congratulate Delaware Tech and the state of Delaware for its energy vision and leadership.”

Delaware Tech’s focus on advancing energy management studies includes energy labs in all three counties and associate degrees in renewable energy, solar, energy management and building automation systems.

Urban Grid financed the projects through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Delaware Tech.

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