Aerial view of PV panels on a building overlooking Biscayne National Park.
Lightbulb illustrating 100%.

This project was a 2011 Federal Energy and Water Management Award nominee.

LocationHomestead, Florida
System TypePhotovoltaic (PV)
System Size15 kW
Installation Cost$411,500
Project Completion2011
Project Savings9,738 gal/year diesel and 217,194 lb/year carbon dioxide emissions
Load Service AreaTwo residences, wastewater treatment plant, and comfort station
Project ChampionElsa Alvear
FEMP AssistanceTechnical assistance, design reviews, funding assistance, and system performance evaluation

Ninety-six percent of Biscayne National Park is water and wetlands, and fuel spills can be a risk when transporting fuel to the park. A 15-kW PV system replaced two 60-kW diesel generators, reducing the need for fuel transport in addition to the noise pollution from the generators.

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