Designed and installed by SolarCraft, the solar photovoltaic system is ground-mounted and consists of 612 Canadian Solar 305-watt solar panels, providing 292,230 kWh of sustainable solar power every year. The excess energy is fed back to PG&E, reducing the energy pressures on the local power grid.
“We are pleased to join the ranks of those businesses and home owners who are choosing to get off the grid!” stated Nova Group CFO Walter Birdsall. “As a company we take pride in our innovative and forward thinking approach to our construction projects and we try to apply that same spirit to everything we do. Converting our home office and shop to solar is a concrete example of that.”
Over the life of the system 229 tons of carbon dioxide will be eliminated from Nova Group’s carbon footprint, which is the equivalent of removing 19 million miles of driving over the next 25 years. That’s also comparable to the air pollution removed by more than 98 acres of trees.
These numbers show there is a very positive impact with solar energy systems. Plus the system has about a 4 year pay back.
About Nova Group
Nova Group, Inc., is a general engineering contractor with home offices and a fabrication facility in Napa, California. Founded in 1976, the company established its reputation with the building of steam lines for the U.S. Government at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. Today, Nova is one of the nation’s most experienced and respected general engineering contractors specializing in hydrant fueling, waterfront, and utility construction. The company employs over 150 construction professionals worldwide, and has been awarded almost $1.2 billion in government contracts.
SolarCraft, a 100% Employee Owned Company, is one of the most trusted and experienced solar energy contractors in California. Since 1984, this certified Green Business has been providing high quality solar electrical, solar pool heating and solar water heating services to homeowners and businesses, employing licensed and certified solar installers. With more than 6,000 satisfied customers and over 3 million square feet of solar collectors installed, SolarCraft is committed to Quality Design, Quality Materials and Customer Service. www.solarcraft.com