Denver Federal Center – Grid Tied Roof Mounted PV
Centerre was selected to manage the design and construction of the Roof Mounted Grid Tied PV System at the Denver Federal Center. The project includes the design and installation of over 14,612 solar panels on three buildings at the Denver Federal Center.
This project is the largest roof-mounted solar array in Colorado, producing 4,349,398 kWh per year. Centerre provided a total “Turnkey” project including, design, manufacturing and installation services for the installation of a rooftop mounted utility-interactive photovoltaic system with the following sizes; 381kW DC for Building 20, and 393kW DC Building 56, and 2,499kW DC for Building 810. The combined overall capacity of all three roofs product over 4,349,398 kWh per year, approximately 3.2 megawatts DC. Buildings 20 and 56 required Centerre to remove the existing roof system and replace it with a new 200,000 SF R-50 white TOP Cool Roof.
The DFC is committed to becoming the most sustainable campus in the United States by the year 2020. This project includes the design and installation of a 3.2 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) system. Over 14,612 roof-mounted solar panels were installed on Buildings 20, 56 and 810 and is tied to the existing electrical distribution system. The 3.2 megawatts of solar energy from this system is equivalent to removing 567 cars from the roadways each year; powering 385 homes for one year and removing 15.5 railcars’ worth of coal.