Standard Solar Completes Innovative Solar Array on DAR Constitution Hall

published: 2014-06-20 15:18 | category: News

Standard Solar, Inc., a provider of full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, announced it has completed a rooftop PV installation on the historic DAR Constitution Hall located in Washington, DC. The array is expected to produce 100,786 kWh of energy per year and will help offset the energy demand of DAR Constitution Hall.

“This project with DAR is a leading example of how solar production can be maximized even on urban buildings where space is limited,” said Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar. “In addition to being innovative with the use of rooftop space, our design had to integrate the requirements of a historic building and maintain the integrity of the architecture. The result is a highly efficient advanced solar system powering an 85 year old historic structure—a progressive blend of history and modern technology.”

“A Conservation Committee dedicated to all things environmental has existed within DAR for over 105 years, and historic preservation is one of our Society’s founding missions,” stated DAR President General Lynn Forney Young. “So when presented the opportunity to reduce operating costs in a manner that conserves energy and preserves the historic fabric of our National Headquarters at the same time, it was an easy decision to make. Next year will be DAR’s 125th anniversary, and I am proud that our organization continues to change with the times and embrace innovative technology that is good for DAR, the Washington, D.C. community and the environment.”

Standard Solar utilized PV solutions from tenKsolar, a commercial rooftop solar solutions provider, enabling the team to maximize the array output, minimize weight loads and deliver savings to DAR. tenK, a company that has dedicated years of engineering into delivering all-around system for flat rooftops, is proving its ability to maximize rooftop solar sites with the weight and space limitations, noted its CEO, Joel Cannon.

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