Solar States founder Micah Gold-Markel knows which of 450 solar panels his company operates on the roof of the Crane Arts Building in Kensington is performing best at any given moment. You might be able to guess by climbing up the black wrought iron ladder onto the roof and looking for cloud cover. Gold-Markel seems to like the computer monitoring device he has in the office below.
After kicking off last week what is billed as one of the city’s largest solar arrays to date — 81kw output at its best — Technically Philly visited for a tour of the array. Check out the city map tracking major solar projects — the Crane Arts building is there yet.
Below see video of Gold-Markel talking shop and showing off the view.
Below, Gold-Markel talks about his company’s power purchasing agreement structure, in which Solar States installs large solar arrays at no cost to the building owner, provided they agree to buy their discounted electricity, the overflow of which is sold back to PECO.
Below, Gold-Markel talks about the solar technology on the roof of the Crane Arts Building in Kensington.
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