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Solar Testing and Learning Center


French Gerleman has one of the area's largest and most complex solar arrays designed to test and demonstrate a wide variety of components and technologies while offering customers an educational environment to help them make informed decisions.   


French Gerleman Solar Array Project Facts


Location:   2023 Westport Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

Installed Power Capacity: 48.4 kW

Expected Annual Energy Production: 64,548 kWh

Includes:

  • Four different monitoring systems
  • Three panel technologies of various wattages, 194 total panels installed
    • SolarWorld 245 Poly - 62 Panels
    • SolarWorld 245 Poly Black - 12 Panels
    • SolarWorld 255 Mono - 120 Panels
  • Three different types of inverter technologies
  • Three different racking systems


Manufacturers Represented:

  • Eaton B-Line
  • Fronius
  • Legrand/Cablofil
  • Power-One
  • REFUsol
  • Siemens
  • SMA
  • SolarWorld
  • Tigo Energy
  • Unirac


French Gerleman Solar Array Project Metrics


Annual Energy Produced: 64,548 kWh

Lifetime Energy Produced: 1520492 kWh

CO 2 Emissions Avoided in First Year: 112,404 lbs.

CO 2 Emissions Voided in Lifetime 1 : 2,810,100 lbs. 

Equivalencies (Annual):

  • Computers: 204 PCs
  • Light Bulbs (Cells) 1528 CFLs
  • Barrels of Oil: 124
  • Miles Not Driven: 2,500,000
  • Trees Planted: 93 Acres


1 The term "lifetime" is conservatively set at a duration of 25 years.  The solar modules are projected to have an expected lifespan of 35+ years, but for the purposes of these figures, we have used the warrantied life of 25 years. 



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