Jamail & Smith Construction completes Archer City ISD Energy project
(June 30, 2011 - Austin, Texas) - Jamail & Smith Construction announces the completion of a solar panel array system for Archer City ISD.
Jamail & Smith Construction installed an 18 kW roof mounted, grid-tied photovoltaic (solar) power system atop the Archer City ISD elementary school building at the elementary/middle school campus. Consisting of 81 SolarWorld, 230 watt panels and three (3) SMA 7000 inverters, the system will generate approximately 23,196 kilowatt hours of non-polluting, free, renewable energy each year. The energy generated by this system will offset a portion of the energy load presently being met using coal-fired power plants and will be tracked real-time via a publicly viewable monitoring system. This will have an environmental impact equivalent to driving 26,000 few miles, planting 514 trees and preventing 15 tons of CO2 from polluting our air.
Jamail & Smith Construction and Texas Solar Power Company provided turn-key design, engineering, materials, delivery, installation and commissioning of this cost effective and energy efficient system. The installation was funded by an almost $120,000 grant from the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) and through the renewable energy rebate program provided by Oncor Energy. The stimulus funded project offers the benefit of improving the community’s infrastructure, reducing dependence on non-renewable sources of energy, increasing environmental awareness, and contributing to job creation; this project has sustained seven (7) jobs.
"We are pleased that we've been given the opportunity to serve Archer City ISD in constructing this progressive community project", says Michael Doucette, Jamail & Smith Construction Regional & Operations Manager of Austin.