Gladstone Center for Children and Families
- As of 11:15am PDT
287,322.0 kWh402,250.8 lbs of CO2 Avoided
- System Size: 99.792kW
- Tilt: 0º Angle: 0º
- Racking: flat roof, adhesive amorphous silicon
- Modules: (693) Uni-Solar EPVL-144
- Inverters: (11) SMA Sunny Boy 8000-US
This system is made of amorphous silicon strips that are adhered directly to the roof membrane. This system can handle a great deal of wear and can function even with partial shading.
This could power:
- An electric toothbrush for
- A 42" plasma-screen television for
- A typical video game system for
The solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone Center for Children and Families is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership with the solar panels funded and installed by private energy investors and the schools providing roof space. The Center will benefit from free solar power generated by these PV systems for 15 years reducing purchases of electricity from PGE and saving the Center each year in electricity costs. The PV system installed on this roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kWh of electricity per year under our sun and weather conditions. In addition, educational materials and data from the PV system is available to local educators for classroom work with students.