ACE NATURAL is the largest Organic and natural food wholesaler to restaurants and retailers throughout the northeast USA. Solar One was asked to consult on their selection of new facilities to ensure solar power would be possible in a new larger facility. The company must refrigerate most of their grains and other products because of their organic nature. SOE evaluated numerous facilities to determine the power potential for various new facilities they were considering for their new distribution facility.
SOE Consulted with ACE management and the board of directors to complete feasibility studies and economic analysis. We supported their needs for financing and provided multiple funding options for the project.
Kaufman Astoria Studios was where many early films were made in the 1920's. The studio was expanded in 2012 with a new 40,000 sq ft facility that is busy every year with filming many movie and television series including "orange is the New Black", "The Affair", "Nurse Jacky" and other well Known productions. Filming involves huge lighting and HVAC loads. The service for the facility is 4000 amps. Management has a strong sense of fiscal and social responsibility and they asked Solar One Energy to evaluate the facility for a solar power plant on the rooftop.
SOE designed a 135kW system for the facility which was 70 feet above grade. This system was installed in four weeks and was designed to be complaint with New York City Fire Department's stringent Fire Code 504 regulations, because of the size of the service the utility, Con Edison required extensive engineering review and approvals because of the local grid architecture limitations.
the system was operational within six weeks once permitting and approvals from the agencies involved were complete. The system provides 25% of the facilities power requirements. Economic break-even was within four years