Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of commercial solar electric systems nationwide, announces the completion of a 708 kilowatt (kW) solar project for Montgomery County, MD-based commercial real estate developer,DANAC, LLC. The project, featuring a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a rooftop system, was completed in late 2016 and was recently named a finalist for a 2016 Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building.
“Putting sustainability first has been a significant focus as we complete the final three phases of our corporate center in Rockville, MD. We selected Standard Solar for this project due to their stellar reputation for on-time, on-budget solar installations in Maryland and nationwide,” said Matt Jaeger, principal, DANAC.
The solar canopy, carport and rooftop installations combined include 2,180 solar modules and 19 inverters and are expected to produce 868 megawatt hours of energy in the first 12 months of operation. The system also utilized QuadPod Solar Canopies by Quest Renewables. These canopies, whose innovative design received the Department of Energy’s SunShot grant award, can be assembled on the ground and then lifted by crane for final installation allowing for a safer and more efficient worksite.
DANAC has been active in Montgomery County for the past 45 years and continues to expand in Prince George’s County and Northern Virginia. It has developed over 1.5 million square feet of office, residential and retail space in the last five years and over four million square feet since the firm's inception, making it one of the most highly regarded real estate service firms in the Metropolitan Washington area today.
Standard Solar, Inc. is a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide. Dedicated to making Distributed Generation (DG) solar more accessible to businesses, institutions, governments and utilities, the company is forging the path for clean, renewable energy development through turnkey solutions. With more than 100 megawatts installed, financed or maintained, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for four consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, Standard Solar operates nationally and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland (US).