Many structures in Houston can be retro fitted with solar panels. I hope to see this and report as the solar energy usage grows in Texas. Jesse C Smith Jr
via Green Building : Jetson Green by Preston Koerner
A new solar racking structure -- one of the largest continuous
elevated solar racking structures in the country that spans the length of
three football fields -was just completed for
the Manheim Auto Auction in Bordentown, New Jersey. Rated
at 1 MW, the project includes 5,880 photovoltaic panels covering 104,000 square feet.
The structure required 18,000 hold down clamps, 550,000 pounds of steel,
240 cubic yards of concrete, 54,000 feet of wiring, and 11 separate inverters.
Alpha Energy completed the project. It's expected to generate more than 1,056,000 kWh per year, or enough to power 96 homes (using the Department of Energy's estimate
that the average home uses 11,000 kWh per year).
Photo credits: Alpha Energy.