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0 Solar Energy in Tampa Bay
Presented by Tracy Dye COO

1 United States – energy Consumption
In Quadrillion BTUs = 1 x 1015 Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy 2008

2 That’s 122 PetaWatts OR 122,000,000,000,000 KWHs
Solar Facts The Amount of Sunlight We Receive in 1 Hour is Enough to Power the World for a Year That’s 122 PetaWatts OR 122,000,000,000,000 KWHs

3 Solar Facts 1300 Watts of Solar Energy per Square Meter Impact the Upper Atmosphere By the Time that Solar Energy Reaches the Ground 300 Watts have been Lost Through Absorption or Reflection by Particles in the Air That’s Gives Us 1000 Watts / Sq Meter to Create Clean Energy

4 Solar History NASA Uses Solar Film Panels for Powering Satellites

5 Solar History – OFF-GRID
Earlier Solar was Mostly Used for Off-Grid Applications Solar System is Not Connected to the Electric Grid

6 Solar History – On-grid
Now Most Solar Systems Installed Are Grid-Tied Solar System Is Connected to the Electric Grid

7 solar photovoltaic (PV) vs solar thermal
Solar PV Generates Electricity Solar Thermal Utilizes the Suns Heating Properties to Heat a Liquid Hot-water Heater Pool Heating Radiant Floor Systems

8 Where Solar Works Germany is the Largest Installed PV Country in the World 40% of Their Energy Comes from Solar Feed-In-Tariff or FIT Only place in U.S. with this type of program is Gainesville, FL More Communities in the U.S. are Considering a FIT

9 Where Solar Works Solar Tour - Florida Tampa Bay Area

10 Where Solar Works National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Mapped the United States for Solar Radiation Tampa Bay Area Insolation is 5.4 Which is Only 13 % Less Than U.S. Peaks and Provides Excellent Energy Production U.S. Solar Peak Radiation is Located in the Desert Area of Southwest United States

11 Where Solar Works

12 How does Solar PV Work? Photoelectric Effect
The photoelectric effect is a phenomenon in which electrons are emitted from matter (metals and non-metallic solids, liquids, or gases) after the absorption of energy from electromagnetic radiation such as X-rays or visible light.[1] Visible Light is Made Up of Photons They Carry Enough Energy to Cause an Electrical Current to Flow Serway, Raymond A. (1990). Physics for Scientists & Engineers. Saunders. pp. 1150. ISBN Describes the photoelectric effect as the "emission of photoelectrons from matter", and describes the original usage as the "emission of photoelectrons from metallic surfaces" after the experiments of Milikan, and others.

13 Solar Panel Manufacturing Process
Two Biggest Countries Manufacturing Solar Panels are Germany and Japan We Start with Silicon Not Silicone – It has Other Uses Like Sealing Up a Leaky Bathtub Or Certain Personal Image Improvement Enhancements 

14 GoD bless america

15 Solar Panel Manufacturing process
Start with Silica Sand Most Abundant Mineral in the Earth’s Crust

16 Solar Panel manufacturing process
Mono-Crystalline Most Efficient – as high as 22% Single Seed Crystal Used to Form Entire Ingot Poly-Crystalline High Level Efficiency – 15-18% Slightly Less Expensive than Mono Thin Film Least Efficient – 6-10% Cheapest to Manufacture Uses Ink Printing Method

17 Solar Panel Manufacturing process
Chemical Process to Purify Into High-Grade Silicon Silicon is Then Heated and Molded Into a Silicon Ingot Silicon Ingot is Then Cut by Diamond Saw or Laser Into Silicon Wafer

18 Solar Panel Manufacturing process
Wafer is then Transformed into a Solar Cell by Chemical Processing and Addition of Electrical Contacts

19 Solar Panel Manufacturing process
Solar Cells are then Assembled Together to Form a Solar Panel

20 Solar installation Examples

21 Solar installation Examples

22 Solar installation Examples
Racking Prep

23 Solar installation Examples
Racking Prep

24 Solar installation Examples
Racking Prep

25 Solar installation Examples
Racking

26 Solar installation Examples
Ballasted Racking

27 Solar installation Examples
Ballasted Racking

28 Solar installation Examples
Tilt Racking

29 Solar installation Examples
Commercial Inverter

30 Solar installation Examples
Commercial Inverter

31 Solar installation Examples
Commercial Inverter

32 Solar installation Examples
Warehouse

33 Solar installation Examples
Parking Structure

34 Solar installation Examples
Parking Structure

35 Solar installation Examples
Parking Structure

36 Solar installation Examples
University Rooftop

37 Solar installation Examples
Auto Dealership

38 Solar installation Examples
Cold Storage

39 Solar installation Examples
Office Building

40 Solar installation Examples
Hospital

41 Solar installation Examples
Google HQ

42 Solar installation Examples
Google HQ

43 Solar installation Examples
School

44 Solar installation Examples
School

45 Solar installation Examples
Pole Mount

46 Solar installation examples
University

47 Solar installation examples
Commercial Rooftop

48 Solar installation examples
Commercial Rooftop

49 Solar installation examples
Commercial Rooftop

50 Solar installation examples
Ground Mount

51 Soltility Partners

52 SOLAR oPTIONs FOR YOU/client
Site Survey Energy Usage Analysis Financial Analysis Federal Incentives State Rebates Proposal

53 Solar Incentives U.S. Treasury – Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit
30% Cash Rebate within 60 Days of System Commission State of Florida - 4 Dollars per Watt of Installed DC With a Cap of $100,000 per System for Non-Residential Systems As of this Time there are no Local Incentives from the Local Energy Utilities

54 Sample system With financials
Large Commercial System 500KW Cost $ 3M Federal Rebate of $ 900K State Rebate of $100,000 Current Power Usage of $15,000 per month Final Cost $2M Payback time of 15 years (est.) Small Commercial System 100KW Cost $ 600,000 Federal Rebate of $180,000 Current Power usage of $2,500 per month Final Cost $320,000 Institutional – Taxable 1 MW Cost $ 5M Federal Rebate of $ 1.5M State Rebate of $ 100,000 Current Power Usage $ 25,000 per month Final Cost $3.4M

55 Links TECO Renewable Energy FPL Progress Energy
FPL Progress Energy

56 Links North Carolina State University DOE
DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

57 Hall engineering group – Lunch & Learn
Thank You for Your Time Scott Dye Regional Director Ed Crawford Solar Consultant Tampa/St.Pete


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