Magnuson Park Housing gets 12 kilowatt solar system
By Daily Journal of Commerce staff
March 15, 2011
Northwest Wind & Solar has installed a 12- kilowatt photovoltaic solar system on the Brettler Family Place/Magnuson Park Housing community building. The three-building, 52- unit complex should be complete this month. Owned and operated by Solid Ground, Brettler will provide permanent affordable housing with support services. The complex is designed by Tonkin/Hoyne Architecture & Urban Design. Marpac Construction was general contractor.
The Magnuson Park Community Building PV system is a combination of high-profile tilt, and a flush mount array of panels using standing seam metal roof clamps. Panels are spaced to optimize solar exposure and are mounted using specially designed and custom built structural roof curbs. The system uses microinverters, which provide maximum power point tracking and increase energy harvest from each solar module.
Buildings are designed to the Evergreen Sustainable Design Standard and are built of environmentally friendly and reusable materials. According to a press release for Solid Ground, the project contributes to the region’s 10-year plan to reduce homelessness.
Northwest Wind & Solar estimates, designs and installs solar electric systems and wind turbine installations for residential and commercial projects. It is a unit of SME.