Photo gallery: Photovoltaic solar array project at Schneider Electric Palatine headquarters
Photos of Schneider Electric photovoltaic (PV) solar farm project show the 29 poles with 232 modules that produce 60.5 kW. Link to related story with PV project tips from the project manager along with more details from Schneider Electric.
On Dec. 10, Schneider Electric connected its 232 photovoltaic solar modules, mounted on 29 "flower" poles, in a project expected to provide up to 3% of the all-electric building's electrical needs. For more project details, additional photos and diagrams and 5 solar project tips from the project manager, please see Photovoltaic solar arrays generate excitement at Schneider Electric's Palatine headquarters , also here on the Control Engineering website.
-Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering , www.controleng.com
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