Bocas del Toro, Panama- a grid-tie photovoltaic system for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on the island. Luis Moi, facilities manager and assistant and the Smithsonian's Sabina Walker, make the final inspection of the array.
U.S. Marine Corp's Logistics Base in Barstow, California. One of our modular, integrated photovoltaic systems for charging electric vehicles. A PowerPod unit, several are used throughout the base.
Another PowerPod installation in Homa Bay, Kenya, Africa. The awning unit behind these gentlemen is actually the array of photovoltaic panels, the containers underneath enclose the electronics and battery banks. This system was installed seven years ago to provide power during the frequent outages of the utility company. It has run so well that the medical clinic it provides electricity to chose not to depend on the utility company at all. As a result the CARE facility, which provide the area with medical services has run continuously on the system since its' installation providing dependable power for refrigeration, lighting, computers and communications. The project was installed in three days for the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Health and Human Services, and FEMP (Federal Energy Management Program).
This system is one of three installed at Hulapai
Village in the bottom of the Grand Canyon for
National Renewable Energy Lab, U.S. Dept. of
Energy and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The three
systems provide emergency power for the school,
living quarters andpolice station.
Above, a 5 kW photovoltaic array provides power to multiple structures on a western Colorado ranch.
A solar thermal system for the homes space heating and domestic hot water. This system is photovoltaic direct and does not depend upon utility power to run the pumps for circulation.