Grant County Bank Commercial Solar Array in
This solar pv array sits on top of Grant County Bank of Ulysses, Kansas and became operational on September 29th, 2016. The solar array generated over 5.12MWh of energy in the first 11 days of operation. The environmental benefit of 5.12 MWh is equivalent to: 7,935.66 lbs of CO2 Emission Saved, 199.87 planted trees, or 15,529.95 Light Bulbs Powered for a day.
Grant County Bank was looking for ways to reduce monthly energy bills amidst rising energy costs. Grant County Bank understood the value of owning its energy instead of renting it from the utility. Combined with falling prices, the longevity of solar arrays add additional value to the investment.
In September of 2016, Good Energy Solutions installed a 99.8 kW Solar PV array on the roof of Grant County Bank in Ulysses, KS. Already a leader in banking technology, Grant County Bank is now also a leader in renewable technology in Kansas.
Solar now offsets over 50% of the banks electricity needs, saving them over $10,000 per year in electricity costs. Grant County Bank prides itself on being a leader in banking technology in southwest Kansas and is excited to showcase its new green energy solar array.
Size of System: 99.8kW
Installation Type: Roof Mount
Number of Panels: 384
Estimated Annual Output: 165,000kWh
Number of Lamps: 1,200 LEDs
Good Energy Solutions first reduced the amount of energy used at Grant County Bank by replacing 1200 light bulbs with LEDs. The lighting energy savings is 105,000kWh/yr and peak demand savings is 19kW. Their previous year’s energy bills ranged from $2,500 to $3,300. Their new bills should range from $800 to $1,500, an average saving of about $1,800/month.
“The bank prides itself in being a leader in banking technology in Southwest Kansas and is excited to showcase it’s new green energy solar array.” — Galen Pelton. President, Grant County Bank