Wiring a 4.69 mW photovoltaic system on the college campus & installing two Tesla battery banks to store excess power.
A complex large-scale solar project to power and store energy for the college campus.
M. L. Schmitt was awarded a contract to wire the 4.69 mW ground mount solar photovoltaic system which is located in a pair of open fields at the Hampshire College campus. The site uses 15,120 modules that are 310 W and 146 string inverters. This project included four new 1,600 A services, along with necessary medium voltage work to connect these into the campus’s electrical distribution grid.
For storage of the green power that they are producing, the college decided to incorporate a pair of 500 kWh Tesla battery banks. With one of these battery banks located at each field, they are connected into the campus grid for the school's use when the need arises.