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Commercial Solar Case Study, Scottish Rite

Assembly Building Solar Electric Installation Project Profile

solar power, Santa RosaSolarCraft both designed and built this 31 kW solar electric system for the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Santa Rosa, providing unlimited clean energy to the facility.

SolarCraft installed the OnEnergy™ system by Sharp. The solar electric systems utilizes (168) Sharp 187 kilowatts solar panels. The OnEnergy system uses a unique racking design that streamlines installation and improves the aesthetics of the system. The ultra-low profile design is highly visible from the road and very pleasing to the eye.

The Scottish Rite’s new system is expected to generate 44,950 kilowatt hours annually, and spans 2,677 square feet, providing the majority of the electric needs for the Santa Rosa facility.

The solar electric system will enable the Scottish Rite facility to generate enough clean electricity each day to power 13 average homes. The new system will spare the air nearly 23 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually, equivalent to the air filtering of 5 acres of trees. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be comparable to driving over 1.6 million miles. A sound investment, the system will pay for itself in approximately 6 years.

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System Specifications
System Size 31 kW DC
26 kW AC
Location Santa Rosa, CA
Solar Panel (168) Sharp 187W
Inverter (4) SMA SB 7000US
Mounting System Sharp SRS
Estimated Annual kWh 44,949
Cumulative Cash Positive 6 Years

Customer Profile
The Scottish Rite is a branch of Freemasonry designed to supplement and amplify the philosophical teachings of the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite claims to build upon the ethical teachings and philosophy of Blue Lodge Masonry through dramatic presentation. The Scottish Rite is sometimes called the “University of Freemasonry” because it uses extensive allegory and drama in its Degrees to explore the philosophy, history, ethics and ultimate truths that guide Freemasons’ lives.

For over ten years, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia.

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