We are now installing AllEarth Solar Trackers. This is a dual-axis solar tracker that uses innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day, producing up to 45% more energy than rooftop solar.
In 2013, DC Energy submitted several proposals to the City of Burlington as part of an RFP to promote solar on city owned rooftops. We were awarded two projects. The one on BED’s warehouse building began construction in July 2015.
Chamberlin’s Farm Stand is a well known spot for those living in the Jericho-Underhill area and those driving past to go to hike Mount Mansfield. In 2015, we installed a 22.4KW solar array on the Farm Stand barn.
In May of 2015 we began installation of a 50KW project for ACTR. Their new Community Transportation Center had been designed with solar in mind. DC Energy was able to make maximum use of the available roof space to offer ACTR a project that could offset all of their current electric usage.
This past year DC Energy partnered with the King Street Center to install a solar array on the roof of their newly renovated building in downtown Burlington. The new renovations were designed to maximize efficient use of the small lot where the building is located and to provide maximum energy efficiency.
This 52 KW project on the roof of Ohavi Zedek synagogue was a long time in the making. It was clear from the beginning that the building roof was a good site for a solar array.
This summer we completed a project for the Isle La Motte School Elementary School.
This is a 47 KW system and is estimated to offset all the electrical usage at the school.
At the end of 2012 we completed a 50KW solar installation for Island Excavating in Grand Isle. The largest excavating business in the Champlain Islands, Island Excavating is now able to secure their energy costs for running their office and shop at a much lower rate than they were paying to the utility before.
In 2011. DC Energy won the bid to install a solar system at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School in Burlington. This was the last of the Solar on Schools projects funded by a grant from Congress spearheaded by Senator Bernie Sanders.