2013 Camp Indralaya Solar Project
Camp Indralaya, on Orcas Island, had been considering utilizing renewable energy for a long while, with the goal of demonstrating and practicing sustainability. The system installed was developed with sustainability, as well as optimum performance, in mind.
The size of system was chosen to maximize available unshaded roof space, large enough to take advantage of economy of scale, while still being able to connect to the existing electrical service equipment without needing major upgrades or revisions.
SolarWorld modules were selected due to their high quality, long performance and manufacturing history, and because they are made in Oregon, not far away. The host building was drawn to scale, along with roof obstructions and surrounding trees in order to model shading behavior. The layout of the solar system is designed to minimize shading. Micro inverters were chosen for their ability to minimize the effect of shading of individual PV modules on total solar array energy production. The Enphase micro inverters also have an excellent online data monitoring system that allows remote monitoring and diagnostics.
System peek rating: 8.67kW