groSolar developed, designed, and constructed this 2 MW AC/3 MW DC solar project located in Rome, New York for the Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC). After identifying a feasible project location and working to understand MVCC's energy needs, groSolar designed a project layout that included two separate array configurations. This net-metered project is expected to generate approximately 3,500,000 kilowatt hours in its first year of operation; equivalent to the annual consumption of nearly 300 homes. Additionally, the clean energy produced is calculated to offset more than 2,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.
The groSolar development team worked with the state and local regulatory entities to successfully site and permit this project. groSolar also worked closely with the Rome Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC), a local economic development entity, to identify and procure the best possible site within the community. The groSolar engineering and construction team designed and built this project on-time and under budget.
The project's design utilizes Fronius inverters, JA 315 watt solar modules, and a fixed-tilt Gamechange racking system. The project exemplifies another successful application of a remote net-metering strategy; the MVCC Solar Project allows the community college to utilize clean renewable energy (from an offsite location) while also providing the ability to better manage their electricity costs.