The AVX Corporation recently partnered with Hannah Solar on a 907-kW solar canopy project for its global headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The 10-canopy system is the largest in the state of South Carolina and serves as the on-site electrical generation for AVX as well as covered parking for their employees.
“For us, the decision to install a solar canopy in the employee parking lot of our corporate headquarters was both fiscally and environmentally beneficial,” says Michael Maich, senior project engineer at AVX. “This latest effort to help reduce our global environmental footprint was also an attractive alternative to installing traditional rooftop or ground-mounted solar panels since it both generates clean, sustainable energy, as well as provides an abundance of shaded parking spaces.”
The array was installed in conjunction with Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program in South Carolina.
Hannah Solar was the design-build contractor and utilized the Quest Quadpod Double Cantilever canopy system from Quest Renewables. With limited space available, the Quest QuadPod canopy system paired with Trina glass on glass bifacial solar panels met both the electrical and architectural requirements of this project.
“With Trina’s bifacial modules topping Quest’s racking system, you feel like you are walking underneath an art installation,” said Wyatt Roscoe, project manager at Quest Renewables. “The system is open and light-filled and is architecturally and aesthetically pleasing.”
Hannah Solar completed the truss construction and erection of the QUadPod solar system in just 28 days. The construction supervisor said that each 273-panel truss was constructed and panelized in 100 labor hours. Each double cantilever in the system is supported on three foundations and produces 90.7-kW of power per canopy.
“This system is not only the largest system ever completed using the Quest Quadpod, it is one of Hannah Solar’s most beautiful carport projects to date,” said Pete Marte, CEO of Hannah Solar. “We couldn’t be happier with the product and we are really pleased to have been selected by AVX to design and build this stunning project.”
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