S.L. Horsford and Co. Ltd., based in Basseterre, St. Kitts – an island in the Caribbean West Indies — is a diversified company involved in multiple trading, service and manufacturing activities through its various operating departments, subsidiaries and associated companies. Established in 1875, S.L. Horsford knows the key to longevity in a sometimes volatile business climate: evolve with the times and keep the customer’s best interests at heart. That’s why it decided to commission photovoltaic systems for several of its businesses. Not only will it significantly reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint, but this initiative will also increase the performance of the company as a whole while placing it in an even better position to pass on benefits and savings to their loyal customer base.
Solar has become the new norm and can be seen on rooftops and in large-scale commercial projects all over the world. It has become a key component in many fascinating projects that might give us a sneak peak at what the future holds. Here we’ll introduce five interesting solar projects that push the boundaries of technology.
Vintage Oaks, a senior living community located in sunny Citrus Heights, Calif., decided to upgrade their facilities by adding a photovoltaic (PV) system. The 18-building complex boasts mature landscaping with large shade trees, making it an idyllic place to live but also presenting a possible challenge for solar.
SMA has introduced a new method of monitoring PV systems and transmitting data to its free online monitoring tool, Sunny Portal. Webconnect provides easy access to Sunny Portal via existing Internet access and DSL router, without the need for an additional data logger. It is now available as a factory-integrated or retrofit feature for many of SMA’s Sunny Boy inverter models.