The PV wall avoided designing around limited roof space in favor of the building’s south-facing four-story façade. The 37kW system is expected to perform best in the the winter — unlike most PV installations, which typically generate more power during the summer.
The high-efficiency array featuring SunPower panels mounted on a custom vertical rack is expected to save UHP more than $230,000 over the system life. The company is a is an authorized SunPower dealer.
“This distinctive solar system not only helps our environment; it saves money that we can put back into services for our community,” said Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and CEO of Urban Health Plan.
“The UHP installation represents the kind of creative solar solutions that can be designed for even the most urban environments,” said Gerry Heimbuch, vice president of Quixotic Systems Inc. “We are proud to be at the forefront of helping fight climate change and moving New York to a clean energy future.”
Quixotic Systems designs, engineers and installs residential and commercial solar systems that address complex architectural and engineering challenges. The company works with solar thermal, PV and hybrid solutions for clients.
A designated installer for New York the community-based programs, Here Comes Solar, and Solarize Brooklyn CB6, Quixotic is certified by NYSERDA and NABCEP for solar thermal and PV installations. Sungage Financial is a partner.
Company president Richard Klein is a member of the New York State Solar Energy Association and other professional organizations. He was a contributor to the New York Solar Thermal Consortium’s New York State Solar Thermal Roadmap.