The 12-panel system is expected to pay for itself in about seven years.
Largo, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Solar Source completed the installation of a 3.06 kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the home of St. Petersburg City Council Member Karl Nurse. Nurse expects his system will generate all of the electricity his home requires for about six months out of the year; thanks to efficiency improvements he’s made over the last decade. Full Story…
The 1,200 panel solar power system will generate clean electricity for
the military fitness center at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
The St. Petersburg home of City Council Member Karl Nurse is powered by 12 solar panels installed by Solar Source
Largo, FL – Tampa-based solar contractor, Solar Source, completed construction
on a 1,200 panel solar power system at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba. The solar array, which is the first of its scale on the island, will produce
clean electricity to power a new fitness center for military personnel.
“We are proud to help the Navy take a significant step towards its goal of cutting
fossil fuel dependence in half by 2020,” said company President, Wayne
Wallace. Solar Source provided engineering, procurement, and construction for
the approximately 300 kW ground-mount solar energy system, which required
giant six-foot screws and custom engineered and to pre-drill and penetrate the
dense shell and rock ground. The turnkey solar installation is part of a larger
military effort to save money by lowering power bills.
The military base at Guantanamo Bay has produced itʼs own electricity since the
1960ʼs when Rear Adm. John Bulkeley spearheaded the baseʼs efforts to
become independent from Cubaʼs water and power supply. Electricity is
expensive for the base, with diesel fuel being shipped in from overseas. The
naval base is undergoing several conservation measures, including “mock utility
bills” and the use of alternative vehicles.
About Solar Source
Solar Source (Constructive Resource, Inc. dba AAA Solar Source) is a licensed
solar contractor (CVC056646) specializing in residential, commercial and
industrial projects including Photovoltaic (PV), solar pool heating, domestic water
heating (solar hot water), attic ventilation, and more. Solar Source installs
systems for commercial businesses, homeowners, government facilities and
schools across North America and beyond. Solar Source installed the largest
solar pool heater in the world, in Mexico, the first roof top megawatt PV system in
Florida, and is currently developing a four MW project for two school districts in
New Jersey. Solar Source completed a large domestic water heating project for
Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL and has heated the pools for the Olympic
Games in Atlanta in 1996 and Athens in 2004. Solar Source is the founding entity
of Solar Source Institute, a licensed educational facility that provides solar
training for the construction industry.
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Solar Array