Organic Valley Co-op, Cashton Office Building

The photovoltaic system consists of 332 SolarWorld 285-watt modules connected to seven SMA 12 kW inverters.  For added safety for first responders and emergency personnel, a rapid shutdown system was installed to allow the DC power at the arrays on the roof to be safely de-energized from ground level.

The solar hot water system provides hot water to the cafeteria as well as other domestic needs. It consists of eight Heliodyne collectors connected to three120-gallon storage tanks.

Data monitoring is integrated with the building automation system so OV personnel can view the operation of this system along with all other of the building’s systems.

System installed: 36 kW Photovoltaic System