Greentech Lead America: BlueChip Energy, a solar energy
provider for residential and commercial applications, will power the Bright
House Networks’ Doppler radar site with renewable energy.
The fully integrated company has completed the
installation of the solar electric system. The project is comprised of a 32,000
Watt solar electric system that is expected to produce an estimated 43,000 kWh
of clean energy every year. The solar energy generated will supply more than
enough to power the Doppler site in Cocoa, Fla. year-round.
BlueChip Energy has provided the design, engineering, permitting, construction,
installation and commissioning for the project.
BlueChip Energy said the solar installation features ASP
240 Watt PV crystalline silicon modules and an ASPs ground mount system. The
project was completed in two weeks.
BlueChip Energy will also be installing a 28,000 Watt solar electric system for
one of Bright House Networks’ major facilities in the Tampa area. The company
will be using ASP PV modules and racking system. The solar system will be
mounted to the roof of the company’s Riverview building.
Bright House Networks, the sixth largest owner and
operator of cable systems in the U.S. uses the Doppler Tower to air Bay News 9
and Central Florida News 13 news channels.
BlueChip Energy’s two solar projects, the Rinehart Solar Farm (10 MW) and the
Sorrento Solar Farm (40 MW), are approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC) as self-certified small power production facilities.
These two solar farms are approved to operate as Exempt
Wholesale Generators (EWGs), providing the facilities with undisputed access to
the power distribution network. FERC has also granted the company Market-Based
Rate Authorization, allowing BCE to purchase and sell wholesale electricity and
offer renewable energy products to customers.