DateNovember 10, 2016
Alfandre Architecture’s new headquarters is a flagship project for both Sunrise and our longtime partner Alfandre Architecture. Having already designed and installed solar projects for several of Alfandre’s clients, Sunrise was the natural choice when it came to a PV system for their own new building, which is seeking LEED GOLD certification.
Sunrise was brought in early, consulting on the project from the siting & design phase through construction and completion. This close cooperation and communication ensure the best possible system at the lowest possible cost.
When the building’s design crystallized, it became clear that the solar panels on the roof would not be visible enough from the main street. Since “green” architecture is their business, Sunrise worked with Alfandre to design a custom solar canopy for the front of the building. The canopy makes a statement about their commitment to sustainable building and is both functional, aesthetically pleasing, and acts as a reminder of the building’s solar roof.
|Savings||$190,000 over system life|
|Location||New Paltz, New York|
|System Size||33.4 KW DC STC|
|Levelized Cost of Energy||Utility $.24 Solar $.03|
|Product||Conergy & Hyundai 255 Watt panels
Enphase M215 Microinverters
|Environmental||960,000 kWh of clean energy
CO2 offset of nearly 1,460,552 lbs
Or 543 acres of forest