Rohnert Park Apartment Complex Sees the Light
Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced that it has completed the design and installation of a 122 kW solar electric installation for the Altamont Apartments in Rohnert Park, CA. All common areas, including lighting, pool, spa, elevators and a movie theater will be powered by clean, solar energy.
The project consists of 509 SunTech 240-watt solar panels spanning 9,043 square feet of roof tops on multiple buildings. The total system is expected to generate approximately 189,760 kilowatt hours of energy annually, providing sustainable and price stable energy to the complex for years to come.
Each of the 509 solar modules is controlled by a micro-inverter, manufactured by Enphase Energy of Petaluma, CA. Unlike more conventional solar electric systems, the micro-inverters greatly reduce impacts of shade from nearby trees or structures and generate about 7% more power than conventional inverters. Overall system efficiency is increased by 10-12%.
The new solar energy system allows the Altamont Apartments to generate enough electricity each day to power over 53 average homes. It will spare the air nearly 77 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to eliminating over 5 million miles of driving.
About Altamont Apartments
Altamont Apartments is a four story 230-unit apartment complex designed for senior (55+) living. This complex offers many amenities including: air conditioning, pool, spa, elevators, movie theater, fitness room, party tables, cards and other games. Social activities are offered on a regular basis. These Rohnert Park Apartments are conveniently located within walking distance of: Senior Center, shopping, banking, post office, bus stop, dining and much more.
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