(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
- About $50,000 in rebates an
- Annual energy production of 32,730 kWh