Hiram College's Coleman Sports Center

Project Overview
Two years ago, Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, affirming Hiram’s commitment to go climate neutral. Colleges and universities part of the Climate Commitment agree to model ways to curb global warming emissions and educate students about climate neutrality. The solar panel installation at the Coleman Sports Center is the latest step Hiram College is taking to become more energy-efficient.

“Using renewable energy is an important component to our ongoing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Chema. “It’s a win-win situation since we will lessen Hiram’s environmental impact and decrease our expenses on electrical consumption.”

Carbon Vision acted as the Project Developer and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provider for the project and enlisted the design and installation assistance of Kent, Ohio based Solaris Blackstone. 
Technical Specifications
System Size: 50 kW DC
System Type: Ballasted (non-penetrating) flat roof mounted array with 10-degree module tilt
Location: Flat Roof of the Coleman Sports Center at Hiram College in Hiram, Oh
System Components: 
·         PV Modules: 187 * Grape Solar 270 W Polycrystalline
·         Inverter: 1 * 60 kW Solectria Renewables PVI-60 (480 V)
·         Racking System: UniRac RapidRac G-10
·         Monitoring: Deck Revenue-Grade PV monitoring system

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