Ferus Ales
Trussville, AL
288 REC Alpha 435W panels
2 SMA 50 kW inverters

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4 SMA 62.5 kW Inverters

836 REC 320 panels

Tigo TS4-R Rapid Shutdown Modules

 

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Summer Classics is a premier, luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer of modern, high quality resin wicker, cast aluminum, wrought aluminum, teak, and wrought iron patio furniture, with outdoor cushions from an exclusive line of outdoor fabrics.

This massive manufacturing facility in Pelham, Alabama looked to implement solar energy in order supplement the massive amount of power used by the plant on a daily basis. This 555-Kilowatt solar power system produces an estimated 798,386-Kilowatt hours, dramatically reducing the amount of purchased electricity by Summer Classics. This system is currently the largest privately-owned solar energy system in the State of Alabama.

“Doing business with locally-owned companies has always been important to us, so partnering with Eagle Solar & Light was the perfect fit. From conception to execution, Eagle Solar listened to our thoughts, ideas and concerns making it a smooth and easy process. Not to mention, in just three months we are already seeing the benefits of our solar energy system from both a business and economic viewpoint.” – Bew White, Gabriella White (Summer Classics), CEO

System Information:

  • Total System Size: 555 Kilowatts
    • Solar Panels: 1,850 – Canadian Solar, 300 watt
    • Inverters: 7 – Yaskawa Solectria PVI-TL Series, 3-phase
    • Mounting: Custom AeroCompact ballasted roof mount system
    • Est. Annual Production: 798,386 Kilowatt Hours .

Sunbelt Glass LLC has long been the region’s premiere choice for commercial window, door, storefront and curtain wall installations. Sunbelt Glass showed interest for a commercial sized solar energy system to supplement the power usage at their manufacturing plant in downtown Birmingham, AL. In January 2018, Eagle Solar & Light (ESL) installed a 56.26-Kilowatt solar energy system on the roof of Sunbelt Glass.  Sunbelt like the savings they were earning and decided to have ESL install an additional 77.9 kW in 2019.  

SouthPoint Bank installed 59.5 kW of solar panels in May 2018 with the completion of their new headquarters on Highway 280 in Birmingham.  They were so pleased with the savings, in 2019, an additional 51.75 kW was added to the front side of the building.  The new addition included using Solaria panels, a specialty panel that shows no silver busbars and has a black backing. This gives an aesthetically pleasing look, similar to a LED screen TV.