A Few Facts and Figures
The photovoltaic (PV) system consists of 60 Siemens modules, each rated at 75 watts.
The system produces about 5726 kWh each year.
The array is about 480 square feet in size.
Carbon Dioxide emissions are reduced by 1562 lbs. p/year.
Excess electricity produced by the system is fed into the utility grid, causing NCAT’s meter to turn backward.
The system produces about 3 kWh of electricity on an average day.
In 2004 NCAT became the first organization in Montana to join the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program.
The partnership is compromised of organizations that demonstrate environmental leadership by choosing green power.
NCAT also purchases green tags from Northwestern Energy to offset our consumption of fossil fuels.
Resources for Market Managers
National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) is a free service for persons who want information on where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which may pay a portion of the energy bills of eligible low-income persons. Call 1-866-NRG-NEAR
or TTY 1-866-367-6228.
Keys to Successful Solar Design
Take-to-the-field guides designed to help homeowners and builders successfully plan and implement energy efficient homes using solar energy.
For Builders & Designers
Home Energy Rating Service
Certified energy raters at NCAT can help developers or homeowners achieve ENERGY STAR ratings.
Sustainable Housing Tools