Acme Construction Supply, PORTLAND, OR
Expert solar installation; showcase for client products; on-time project delivery; higher energy output for same cost as originally estimated; lower energy consumption and costs; increased sales and profit potential.
To improve energy efficiency, while highlighting the use of its products for solar applications.
Because of its track record for providing effective energy solutions at a wide range of facilities, Dynalectric was selected to work with the client's design team on this solar array installation. During the project, the company installed 72 modules in two sub-arrays, one mounted on the upper portion of the south facing building wall, the other on the top of the north parapet wall. The modules were rated initially at 220 watts per line. When manufactured and tested, however, they produced 230 watts each, a total of 16.56 kilowatts, for the same price.
Dynalectric also put in an advanced monitoring system. Connected via an internet portal, the device continuously displays the installation's power output, module temperature, irradiance, ambient temperature, and wind speed.
For over 60 years, Acme Construction Supply has been a trusted and respected name in the industry. When the company opened in 1946, its primary mission was to service its customers, a focus the company still maintains today. With five locations in Arizona, Oregon, and Washington, the company's innovations include its Night Owl Delivery, Tool Runner Program, and Strut Fabrication Department.