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The Surplus Exchange – Solar


The Surplus Exchange Solar Case Study


(Kansas City, MO)



About the Client


The Surplus Exchange is a nonprofit organization that diverts consumer electronics from the waste stream, ensuring that the material is properly recycled in accordance with the Basel Action Network, the world’s only organization focused on confronting global environmental injustice of toxic trade.


Having completed a lighting retrofit with Worldwide Energy, the Surplus Exchange wanted to further their green mission and utilize renewable energy technology. Because Kansas City has one of the highest rates of sun hours, solar energy was the way to go.


A 25 kilowatt solar system was installed on the roof of the building, and will produce enough energy to power the organization’s facility. The system consists of 100 solar panels that were installed by a 5-member crew. They system will generate 32,730 kilowatt hours (kWh) in its first year, and 818,250 kWh over 25 years.



  • Clean, renewable solar energy production
  • More than 50 percent of project cost paid with rebates
  • Reduces the amount of pounds of carbon dioxide emitted



Cost Savings:

  • About $50,000 in rebates an
  • Annual energy production of 32,730 kWh
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About Gaylen Davenport

Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.