Mockup on 2nd Floor roof re max height of back of solar panel (ultimately approved). PV system as part of our competitive Solar*Rewards Medium program, we are delighted that this very special project has come to fruition at Fruitdale School Lofts. As a Solar*Rewards program participant, Fruitdale School Partners will receive production-based incentive payments each month from Xcel Energy for all the production generated by the solar system for twenty years. These incentive payments will be used to help residents reduce their utility costs,” stated Kristin Gaspar, Xcel Energy solar pro-grams manager. Sunsense Solar from Carbondale, CO was the project’s solar Energy Performance Contractor (EPC). Palace Construction was the general contractor and The Abo Group was the Architect of Record. Sunsense did a great job providing turnkey design and construction services for this 124.32 kW PV system. Approxi-mately 100 kW of the total capacity is a ground-mounted array at the rear of the property, and the balance is a roof-mounted array at the top of the building. Scott Ely, owner of Sunsense Solar, noted, “Over our 26 years in business, Sunsense Solar has successfully designed and built a wide range of solar electric projects. The Fruitdale Lofts project posed special challenges that were met with innovation in both Students from the neighboring pre-school learn about Fruitdale’s construction. design and construction. The Sunsense crew executed at a high level, exceeding expectations and contributing to the overall sustainable commitment of the project.” The system powers 100% of the overall project’s construction effort as of May 2017 when the system was interconnected into Xcel Energ y ’s power grid. When overall project construction is complete in the Fall of 2017, the system will provide approxi-mately 80% of the building and site’s estimated long-term power needs, including all HVAC, lighting, convenience power and EV charging. 26 FALL 2017 SOLAR TODAY Copyright © 2014 American Solar Energy Society. All rights reserved.