Renu Energy Solutions’ Commercial Division is set to install the first commercial PV solar system for a government building in Winston-Salem, NC. The Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building in downtown Winston-Salem measures at 107,000 square feet with five stories. Last November, the city council approved Renu’s contract at $189,000 for the 70-kilowatt system. The commercial division looks forward to installing this system, as the division is familiar with installing large projects in the area.
The city expects to save $7,000 annually by powering the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building with solar energy. With a system lifespan of 25 years, the power savings should pay for the system’s total cost in 19 years. The 2022 Federal Inflation Reduction Act should provide the city with funds to cover 30% of the installation, which makes the total system cost $132,520.
Last December, Renu installed a $589,000 352-kilowatt system on top of the Truliant Federal Credit Union operations center at Hanes Mall. The operations center was formerly the Macy’s building which now has the largest rooftop solar system in the county.
Projects like these aim to help the city of Winston-Salem reach their goal of using 50% renewable energy by 2030.