Kyocera's "Solar Grove" Parking Lot
Kyocera recently installed its first public "Solar Grove" consisting of 25 "solar trees" that converts a 186-vehicle parking lot into a 235 kW solar electric generating system. The system's 25 solar trees form a carport in a Kyocera employee parking lot, utilizing a total of 1,400 Kyocera KC-187G solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and 200 custom-manufactured, light-filtering PV modules.The project is supported by the California Public Utilities Commission's "Self Generation Incentive Program," which will cover approximately 36% of the system's purchase and installation costs; as well as federal and state tax credits, and a five-year accelerated depreciation schedule.
The standard Kyocera solar modules used in the Solar Grove are
covered by a 25-year manufacturer's warranty, and Kyocera anticipates
that the Solar Grove will pay for itself within 12 years.
:: Via: Green Car Congress