• System Specs | 709 kW
  • System Production | 868 MWh in its first year
  • Environmental Benefits | 650,938 pounds of coal burned | the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of 1,461,983 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle |  the equivalent carbon sequestered by 15,809 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.  

Commercial developer sets example for clients with multi-tech solar systemsolar canopy, carport and rooftop

DANAC Corp., a Montgomery County-based commercial real-estate developer, wanted to improve the sustainability of the final three phases of its corporate center in Rockville, Md. The goals included reducing its carbon footprint and making itself more self-sustainable through the use of two parking canopies and one rooftop solar system.

To achieve its goals, it approached local solar installer Standard Solar. “Putting sustainability first has been a significant focus as we complete the final three phases of our corporate center in Rockville, Md.,” said Matt Jaeger, principal, DANAC. “We selected Standard Solar for this project due to their stellar reputation for on-time, on-budget solar installations in Maryland and nationwide.”

The project, located at multiple DANAC buildings in Rockville, Md., includes a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a rooftop system at the 9420 Key West Ave location. It includes 2,180 modules and 19 inverters and is approximately 709 kW DC in size. Combined, the DANAC project is expected to produce 868 MWh in its first year.

To speed up installation of the solar canopies, Standard Solar employed QuadPod Solar Canopies from Quest Renewables which are pre-assembled on the ground and lifted by crane into position for final installation. Working on the ground allows faster module installation and site management, which provided Standard Solar the ability to keep costs under control and save the client money on the project.

DANAC’s project will reduce the equivalent carbon emissions of 650,938 pounds of coal burned, the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of 1,461,983 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle and the equivalent carbon sequestered by 15,809 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

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