Monmouth University

Project Overview:

Pro-Tech Energy Solutions designed and installed a 568.36 kW roof mounted solar array at Monmouth University. The array was constructed on seven different school facilities, including the newly constructed athletic center and several dormitories.

Project Challenges:

During the design process, the potential capacity of the solar array was maximized by creatively avoiding roof obstructions. Pro-Tech accomplished this by identifying shading patterns and selecting high efficiency equipment to minimize any lost production. In addition, Pro-Tech utilized a judicious approach to identify which trees would be trimmed or removed to retain the historical aesthetic of the old growth trees. Pro-Tech managed the entire construction project during the university’s spring session without any interruption on campus.

System Specifications:

  • Installed Capacity: 568.36kW-DC
  • Photovoltaic Modules: (2186) Yingli YL260P- 30b Modules
  • Power Conversion Equipment: (3) PV Powered 100kW, (1) Satcon 135kW, (1) Fronius 6.0-1, (2) Fronius 7.5-1, (4) Fronius 10.0-3, (2) Fronius 11.4-3 and (5) Power One 12.0-01 Inverters

Environmental Attributes:

Avoided Emissions:

 CO2  678,618 lbs.   
 SO2  4,689lbs.
 1,543 lbs./yr.  

Carbon Footprint Reduction:

 Solar Array - Planted Trees
 92 acres
 Solar Array - Preserved Forest
 3 acres
 Solar Array - Gasoline Conserved 
 35,085 gallons/year 
 Solar Array - Passenger Car Travel 
 838,463 miles/year