Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center

 

The Challenge
Creative Energies was hired to consult on the development of this Wyoming State Welcome Center. The owners wanted this building, like the State of Wyoming, to produce more energy than it uses.

The Creative Energies Solution

This complex installation utilized five different roof surfaces and was carefully integrated with building function and aesthetics. The prominent south-facing roof has a single plane of 25 kW of solar modules stretching from eave to eave to create a uniform and striking visual image and to maximize energy production in the space available. Creative Energies also installed the vertical geothermal loop field comprised of sixteen well bores of 275 feet depth.

The System

  • 50 kW commercial grid-tied PV with 216 Sunpower 230Watt modules
  • Eight SMA inverters
  • Produces approximately 60,000kWh per year
  • Saves approximately 95,000 lbs of coal per year