First Year Anniversary of NARENCO Canopy Installation Finds Transit Station Running Clean with Rooftop Solar
With experts from NARENCO on the job, a partnership including UNC-Charlotte and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) powered up a massive 1000-panel installation in November of 2012. One year later the 250 KW system successfully helps CATS provide five percent of electricity demand at its South Tryon Bus Maintenance Station. When NARENCO put the rooftop array in place, it relied on a design developed by a team of senior engineering students from UNC-Charlotte. So innovative was their work that CATS won a $1.0 million federal grant to launch the project. Review first-year results of solar energy output and related fossil-fuel offsets for the CATS project at this real-time dashboard.