EETN completes 132 kW Parking Canopy - Verde at Greenbelt, MD

Commissioned October 22, 2016

Commissioned October 22, 2016

EETN install team commissioned this 132 kW DC - 98 kW AC system last week.  EETN was awarded a subcontract to perform racking, module and electrical install in June 2016.  The parking canopy is installed on top of a 5 story parking garage at the Verde at Greenbelt luxury apartment complex in Greenbelt, MD.  The location of the array presented significant difficulties in array install.  The innovative install team at EETN completed the array with 5 weeks of on-site work.  There was a short delay in work while the install team waited on the apartment's electrical equipment room to be completed. The parking canopy is a critical component in the apartment complex being a LEED Gold Certified building. 

EETN is very pleased to be a part of LendLease's construction team and very proud of our contribution to completing this LEED Gold Certified project. 

EETN completes Microgrid project in American Samoa

EETN recently completed a 94 kW parking canopy project at the Fiatele Teo Army Reserve Building in Pago Pago, AS.  EETN was the EPC contractor for this micro-grid project.  Pago Pago is located on the island of Tutuila.  The island of Tutuila is powered by several diesel generators and Solar PV power.  The Grid on the island is small – approximately 20 MW of peak load.  As additional Solar has been installed on the island, the local utility -American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) has found it difficult to adjust equipment in the event of a cloud related power transient.  As a result, ASPA requires battery back-up and power smoothing function for installs greater than 30kW on the island. 

EETN designed a system utilizing the Princeton Power DRI-100 Inverter to provide the power smoothing function in the event of a cloud related power transient on the system.

In addition to the micro-grid aspect of this installation, The customer desired the ability to clean the panels with a temporary walk way.  With the space available, EETN was able to devise a less expensive option and instead provided a scissor lift and panel spacing to enable regular cleaning.

The corrosive salt spray environment required significant consideration for corrosion prevention.  EETN designed a system using PVC and stainless steel hardware on a hot dip galvanized structural steel frame to prevent corrosion.

EETN's superior design team and install crew including Young Energy Solutions, completed a very effective install.