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Solar PV Electric Sys. & Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

SARASOTA, FLORIDA 12/14/2010 - Harrimans Inc has recently completed the installation of the Solar Photovoltaic Electric system and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS), for the LEED Gold Certified Palm Avenue Parking Garage, being built for the City of Sarasota, in Downtown Sarasota.

According to Tom Harriman-CEO, this project features very innovative characteristics: a Solar Array consisting of 42 SOLAR WORLD 245 watt solar panels, mounted on the roof top of the carport located on the six floor of the building. This installation will incorporate the latest DC to AC Micro Inverter technology from ENPHASE Energy. These inverters are designed to track the maximum power points through specific algorithms, designed to calculate and respond to temperature and sunlight changes detected at each photovoltaic panel. In addition, this performance will be monitored by ENPHASE’s unique “ENLIGHTEN” web based monitoring system. The ENLIGHTEN System constantly monitors each micro inverter, thus verifying in real time the performance of each SOLAR WORLD Module. At ground level, Harrimans Inc. has installed 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) Clipper Creek Level II, compatible for use with all new electric cars such Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Mini-E, etc. This will allow electric car drivers to plug-in their vehicles while parked, recharging the vehicle’s batteries.

The 10.29 KW Solar array will produce enough electricity to power six (6) electric vehicles to cover 15,000 miles each in a year.