“We’ll run it for 12 months and see what the return is and then we’ll decide on growth,” Wirta said.
The solar panels have been online for about three weeks.
Power Trip officials say the energy produced from the roof modules is enough to power the hotel’s conference room.
Andy Cochrane, president of Power Trip, said the system’s 44 Sharp poly-crystalline silicon modules produce 10.34-kilowatts, and on average produce 35 kilowatt hours per day.“They are among the best value you can get and on this project it gets the most power for the money,” Cochrane said, noting the module has no batteries or moving parts and will be maintenance free. It also produces energy during rainy weather.