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Cary Fire Station No. 8 Goes Solar

June 20th, 2013

IMAG1304A sunny day perfect for solar, for kids sitting in fire trucks and posing with the fire pole, for a crowd of dignitaries, fire fighters and police, neighbors and energy enthusiasts.  The ribbon cutting of the Town of Cary Fire and Police sub-station was a case study in cutting edge energy savings combined with function and beauty.  A setting at Mills Park in West Cary features dorms for the fire fighters on duty, outdoor spaces and stained glass windows.  It also uses LED lighting, solar for hot water and solar photovoltaic panels for electricity.  The station is projected to save about $10,000 a year, with solar accounting for 13% energy savings.

Yes! Solar Solutions of Cary was privileged to install the 20.0 kilowatt photovoltaic system, a ballasted array on the rubber membrane roof consisting of 77 Suniva 260 watt modules and 77 TIGO maximizers, plus 4 solar collectors for the hot water system.   A flat panel screen with Deck monitoring shows real time production of the panels, along with the enviromental benefits accruing.

Fire Station no. 8 is part of a comprehensive plan on the part of the Town of Cary to promote sustainability.  Look for more exciting projects to come.

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