Dallas, TX, October 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Alternative Power Solutions Corp., (dba APS), recently installed a solar system at the Fort Worth Zoo on behalf of Green Mountain Energy Company’s Sun Club donation program. APS was selected by Green Mountain to install a 51.2 kilowatt (kW) system on the Zoo’s administration building.
This solar system will help reduce the Zoo’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. The solar array is expected to produce almost 63,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year by converting sunlight into pollution-free electricity. It occupies over 2,816 square feet and consists of 128 Lumeta PowerPly solar panels that are 400 watts each. The system is expected to offset 196,548 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year.
Lumeta is a self-adhering panel attached directly to the roof without racking, reducing system weight and eliminating wind loading issues. There are no roof penetrations and the simplified peel-and-stick installation reduces installation time by approximately 60 percent. The solar system at the Fort Worth Zoo is the largest project in Texas to utilize this unique solar application.
APS Solar says this solar project was dedicated on August 30, 2011. This is the fourth solar array that APS has installed for Green Mountain’s Sun Club. For more information about the array and the Sun Club, visit www.gmsunclub.com. For more information on solar and other APS installations, visit www.mytexassolar.com.
Alternative Power Solutions Corp. (APS Solar) is a Houston based premier commercial, residential and utility solar electric (photovoltaic) design, installation and product distribution firm serving the Southwestern US. With a staff of electricians, engineers, and NABCEP certified solar installers, APS Solar provides customers with a turn-key solar solution, including affordable solar leasing and financing options.
The mission of APS Solar is to provide the highest quality alternative and sustainable energy system design and installation to the market. Our state of the art systems enable facility managers and homeowners to reduce their energy costs, overall dependence on fossil fuels, and their carbon footprint.
Other recent notable projects include the Dallas Children’s Theater, Texas State Aquarium, Montgomery County Library and Admin Building, Fort Bend County Parks, Houston Habitat for Humanity and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.