A Small 1000 Watt Solar PV Array Installed on Holder Construction Job-Site Trailer Helps Supply Electricity to Construct New Psychology Building

A small array of six solar photovoltaic (PV) modules has been installed on the roof of a jobsite trailer of Holder Construction Company on the campus of Emory University in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. The solar panels help power the construction of Emory’s New Psychology Building at 36 Eagle Row. This 1000W solar PV system, supplied to Holder Construction Company by Southern Energy Solutions (SoEnSo) of Marietta, Georgia, will generate an estimated average of 112kWh per month of electricity.

Solar PV Array Installed on Holder Construction Job?Site Trailer (Photo: SoEnSo.com)

In Georgia, approximately sixty?four percent of the fuel mix used by utilities to generate electricity is coal (Source: U. S. EPA). By partially powering the construction of Emory’s New Psychology building with a mere 112kWh per month of clean, solar?generated electricity, Holder Construction’s new solar PV system will have these positive effects on the environment:

  • Prevent an estimated 2,183 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere each year
  • Is comparable to about 2.3 barrels of oil not imported for a year
  • Is the equivalent to roughly 1/4 acre of pine forest storing carbon for a year

About Emory University Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree?lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate college of arts and sciences, highly ranked professional schools and state?of?the?art research facilities. In addition to its nine schools, the university encompasses The Carter Center,
Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system. On the Web: www.emory.edu