Union Cab of Madison Cooperative is the newest solar and energy efficiency project the Legacy Solar Co-op will be supporting. This community cab company is worker owned and operated. They added solar to their mechanics shop in 2012, and have since talked about expanding that 5 kilowatts to power their operations on their main administration building, at 2458 Pennsylvania Avenue, on the east side of Madison.
The main administration building has several exterior light fixtures which are connected to their MG&E electric metered connection. These present a unique opportunity to blend a solar project with the updating of these exterior light fixtures to use LED technology and save more energy than the solar project alone would save this business.
The current proposal involves adding nearly 20 kW (20,000 Watts) of AC (alternating current) solar capacity which should generate approximately 25,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity for Union Cab to use, along with the implementation of several new LED lighting fixtures, which should save another 4,000+ kWh of electricity in the first year. The solar equipment will be on a 25-year warrantied timeline, and the LED lighting on a 15-year life expectancy, with at least a 5 year warranty for that technology.
If your business or institution is interested in exploring options for solar, please contact Legacy Solar Co-op. We can provide help, advice and financing options to get you started.