ET Solar, an advanced solar module manufacturer, announced that its AC modules have been selected by Energy Consultants Group (ECG) to power the largest ACPV project in the United States.
The recently grid-connected 145 kWp ACPV rooftop project is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
ECG is acting as developer and contractor.
ET Solar AC module system provides up to 25% more power yield compared to conventional PV systems, minimizing system-shading loss from trees and other obstructions on or near residential and commercial roofs.
Another advantage of the ACPV system is its simplicity: PV system design and installation costs are reduced by up to 50%.
With ET Solar modules, the 145 kWp system will offset 65% of the energy the building requires from the grid. Reduced consumption, including a retrofit to LED lighting, may increase the offset to 85%. The project will produce approximately 181,000 kWh of green electricity every year, ET Solar said.
“This project breaks new ground for ET Solar in the American market,” said Eric Zhang, vice president of ET Solar’s Global Sales & Marketing.
“With our premium modules and best-in-industry customer support, the 145 kW output almost doubles the previous US ACPV record, an 83.2 kW ACPV system installed at Harvard University, a system for which ET Solar also served as exclusive module supplier,” Zhang added.