REC has installed at its Fredericksburg office a 10 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) generation system. This installation is about 2 1/2 times larger than the typical residential solar installation.
Information on the output of the solar panels is gathered every 15 minutes, allowing the system's performance to be evaluated in various weather conditions, at different times of the day and at different times of the year.
Over the last decade, there has been a rapid decrease in the price of solar panels and a record number of installations across the nation. As more REC members become interested in solar power, the Community Solar Learning Project will be used to demonstrate solar power in use so that all can have a better understanding of the potential of solar PV power generation.
Location: 247 Industrial Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22408; 38.262727, -77.503289
Panels: 48 variable-tilt Suniva Optimus Series Monocrystalline Solar Modules (OPTXXX-60-4-100)
Microinverter: Enphase M250 from Enphase Energy