The office building was awarded a “Gold” certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in 2009. A.C.E., headquartered in Massachusetts with an office in Santa Fe, developed, engineered, and managed the project. PPCSolar, of Taos, installed the array.
This installation consists of 840 235-watt Yingli polycrystalline modules and an Advanced Energy Solaron 250 inverter, and is a roof mount bi-polar system. It is projected to produce 20 to 30 percent of building’s electricity usage.
American Capital Energy has managed and installed solar projects across seven states, generating a combined output of more than 30-MW since it’s founding in 2005. “We believe that this is the model of building sustainability and local partnerships that should guide all new construction in NM,” said Tom Anderson, A.C.E.’s Chief Operating Officer. “This is not only an exceptional opportunity to harness Santa Fe’s plentiful sun to create clean energy, but also this creates local jobs,” said Daniel Weinman, Chief Executive Officer of PPCSolar.