Community Savings Bank Interconnection Agreement Application
Impact7G prepared the utility interconnection agreement application for a 30 kilowatt (kW) roof-mounted photovoltaic system for a bank. Impact7G also set up the online energy efficiency level audit that quality the owner for the highest level of rebate from the utility. The 120 module array is expected to meet most of thel electric demand of the facility. The interconnection agreement application included details on the system, a one-line electrical diagram showing the system integrated into the 120/208 volt three-phase service, and a detailed plot plan of the components and balance of system. The system utilized American-made Sharp 250 watt modules and Enphase M215 microinverters. Individual module power production and microinverter status can be monitored in real time with the Enphase Enlighten monitoring system. The owner was able to use the Federal 30 percent personal income tax credit, State of Iowa tax credit, and utility renewable energy rebate. The Iowa tax credit amounted to fifty percent of the Federal tax credit. The owner’s levelized cost of energy produced from this system is estimated to be less than $0.05 per kWh!
Former Railroad Corridor
Staff from Impact7G have been working with the City of Council Bluffs since 2007. Impact7G assisted the City with assessing a former 2.2 mile railroad corridor the City is looking to redevelop.
Event Center Solar Photovoltaic Installation
Impact7G, Inc., in its quest to help clients make informed sustainable decisions, was contracted to install a 21 Kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) solar array system at the new Edgewood Locker Event Center, Edgewood, Iowa. The roof-mount system consists of eighty four 250 watt Sharp photovoltaic modules and 84 Enphase microinverters. This state of the art net-metered PV system will provide an average of approximately 27,000 kW-hours (kWh) of clean renewable electricity to the Event Center while reducing the facility’s electricity costs from the utility by over $3,000.00 during the first year of production. Impact7G, Inc. completed the PV site assessment and sizing process, performed financial analysis, managed the utility interconnection process, specified the system, installed the system utilizing a local licensed electrical subcontractor, and installed online system monitoring software that tracks the performance of each module as well as the entire array. Impact7G, Inc. utilized American-manufactured components in the system. The owner was able to offset nearly 65 percent of the system cost utilizing a utility rebate, federal investment tax credit, and state investment tax credit. Not only was this a sustainable financial decision to control the Event Center operational costs, the system provides local and national jobs while reducing carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change by 21 tons per year, the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions from consuming 44 barrels of oil. The owner will effectively be paying a levelized average of about $0.04 per kWh of electricity the system produces over the 25-year warranted life of the system!
Rural Residence Wind Turbine Installation
Impact7G installed a Skystream 3.7 wind turbine at a rural residence. This net metered 2.8 kW turbine was installed on a 70 foot hinged tilt up tower and produces about half of the owners average annual electricity needs. The turbine installation included a Skyview monitoring system that provides real time and historical data on electricity production.
Conducted a wetland investigation to determine boundaries of jurisdictional wetlands, and other applicable waters, subject to protection under the Clean Water Act.
Bird Nest Evaluations
Midwest – Minnesota
Conduct bird nest surveys to determine bird nest activity in association with compliance of federal and state regulations.
Threatened and Endangered Species
Conducted threatened and endangered species reviews which included additional review and documentation associated with the Indian Bat.