Superior Solar Systems, LLC completes 79 –Kilowatt solar electric installation for NASA.
Superior Solar Systems recently completed work on an 80-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) project for NASA’s Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The project included two photovoltaic roof systems and an electric vehicle charging canopy that is in the parking lot of the building.
The system is expected to produce 150,000 watt hours (150 mega-watt hours) of energy per year. The solar roof array is comprised of more than 300 photovoltaic solar panels. The building is expected to generate more energy than it uses, making it NASA’s first net-zero facility. The facility’s orientation to the sun was designed to maximize exposure to the sun.
The electric vehicle charging station is a state of the art photovoltaic canopy that has room for 8 electric cars to charge their batteries. The electric or hybrid car can be charged for less than $1.50 and give the vehicle the extra benefit of being shaded from the sun making the car cooler for the Vehicles owner.
The Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility will be completely carbon neutral. The facility is applying and likely to get the United States Green Building Councils (USGBC) Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Platinum Status, its highest rating.