Nevada State Capitol Building Photovoltaics, Carson City, Nevada
As the prime consultant for this project PK Electrical, Inc. provided the electrical engineering drawings and specifications to add a 15 to 20KW photovoltaic system to the roof of the Capitol Building. The initial phase, a 7.4KW DC system, is installed on the south facing portion of the sloped roofs. The project utilized 33 solar panels, which feed three inverters. There is future expansion built in to accommodate the full 20KW DC system design. The system connected to the existing Capitol Building main switchboard. PK Electrical, Inc. was sensitive in the placement of the photovoltaic panels due to the historical nature of the Capitol Building. Construction cost was $300,000.