Sept. 21, 2012
-- KRCC and PPC Solar have inaugurated a 1.72kW photovoltaic (PV) solar power system at the KRCC facility, home of Radio Colorado College.
This rooftop system will be the first solar installation on a radio station in the Colorado Springs. This system consists of 8 Schott 245watt Polycrystalline modules and a Fronius 2000 watt inverter, and is mounted to the roof with Unirac racking. It is estimated that this system will yield 3,191 kilowatt hours annually, and is projected to produce 10-% of building electricity usage.
“We're proud to partner with Radio KRCC to support their environmental stewardship,"
said Daniel Weinman, Chief Executive Officer of PPCSolar. “This was an exceptional opportunity to harness Colorado’s plentiful sun to create clean energy, and it will also provide the community solar-powered radio.”
“KRCC is very excited to enter a new era with the installation of solar panels on our building,” said Delaney Utterback, KRCC Station Manager. “KRCC’s efforts mirror those of our parent organization, Colorado College. We, too, are striving to reduce our carbon footprint. Having less impact on natural resources is a value our listeners support and our solar panels are a crucial first step in KRCC's strategic goal for all around sustainability.”
KRCC will be hosting the public to view the system during the 2012 Pikes Peak Sustainability Tour on October 27th from 9am to 4pm.