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Solar Energy Presentation

Watergate-Emeryville
Hattie Carwell
March 12, 2009
Case Study of
Outline
an Office Solar System for non
profit government agency
Statistics on Solar Installations in the Bay Area
Types of Solar Cells
Months of Maximum Solar Energy Production
Control your Energy costs
Calculating Cost Savings
Example of Co-Op Proto Type Solar Panels System
Example of Multiple Family Affordable Housing
Database of State Incentives Renewable Energy
Example Large Flat Roof installation
Raymon and Alan Dones (right) added a
198 kilowatt solar array to the Alameda
County Social Services office building,
Oct 29, 2007. The building was built in
2005.
OneCal Bank financed the panels and
their installation.

Building Size- 101,000 square feet


System Size- 16,000-square-foot, 198-
kilowatt array (1100 200 watt solar panels
System Costs-$2.6 Million
PG&E rebate - $729,000

The system provides a third of the


building energy supply.
2008 City Solar Awards presented by NorCal Solar

Santa Rosa, CA
Total Watts: 1st Place, Large Cities
Watts per Capita: 1st Place, Large Cities
Systems/1000 people: 2nd Place, Large Cities
Berkeley, CA
Systems/1000 people: 1st place, Large Cities Watts
Hayward, CA
Watts per Capita: 2nd Place, Large Cities
San Jose, CA Alameda County
# of Systems: 1st Place, Total Watts: 1st Place, Counties
Large Cities Total Watts: 2nd Place # of Systems: 2nd Place, Counties
San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara County
# of Systems: 2nd place, Large Cities
# of Systems: 1st Place, Counties
Total Watts: 3rd place, Large Cities
Total Watts: 2nd Place, Counties
Oakland, CA
# of Systems: 3rd place, Large Cities
Average Installation cost is $8/w for polycrystalline photovoltaics

Monocrystalline
Polycrystalline
Thin Film
Discount rate is equivalent
to the interest rate
How to Calculate Cost Savings

Electric Bill Savings $742

Financing Tax Savings $685

First Year Savings $1,427

Electric Rate Inflation 5.0%

Net System Cost $22,260


December 12, 08
Renee Co-OP Proto-type Solar System
Fresh Meadows, N.Y.--U.S. Energy Group, a firm that develops and integrates energy
control, monitoring and analysis systems for large residential properties, has launched
USE Solar, a new solar energy initiative that focuses on the potential for multifamily and
commercial buildings to use solar power.

Quixotic Systems Inc., a solar energy company offering consulting, design


and engineering services, and Tristate Solar Inc., a solar energy system design,
installation and service company, are working with U.S. Energy Group on the
Renee and will install the photovoltaic system, which will consist of 142 solar
modules of 200 watts each. Quixotic is designing the system and Tristate is
working as a project integrator.

The solar system is projected to provide 17 percent to 20 percent of The Renees


common area electricity. Additionally, the system is projected to prevent the
production of approximately 27,139 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
is providing a $100,000 rebate incentive for this project, which may also receive
federal and state tax credits and a property abatement tax of 8.7 percent for four
years. In addition, the co-op can sell back the unused electricity to the grid and
the tax credits will be passed along to the residents.
Affordable Housing California Solar incentives July, 2007

Residential Areas of Affordable Housing Projects: The *EPBI


amount starting in 2007 is $3.50/watt. This applies to
affordable housing projects of all sizes.

Common Areas of Affordable Housing Projects: The EPBI level


starting in July 2007 is $3.30/watt. This incentive level applies
to solar electric systems serving the common areas of
affordable housing projects.

EPBI-Expected Performance Base Incentive


DSIRE is a comprehensive source of State
Incentives for
Renewable Energy

Efficiencyhttp://www.dsireusa.org/
This smart energy project reduces the jail's use of utility-generated electricity by 30 percent
through solar power generation and energy conservation. Clean energy is generated by a 1.18
Megawatt installation consisting of three acres of solar photovoltaic panels.
Santa Rita Jail Solar System- Alameda County
( Non Profit)
System Specifications
System Size: 1.18 Megawatts
Annual Power Generated: 1,460,000 kWh
PowerLight Photovoltaic Roof Tiles 9,726
Solar Array Size (square feet) 130,000
Solar Array Size (acres) ~ 3 ac

Financed through third party who could use tax credits


and rebates