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Non-profit, Government, and Educational Installations

Dovetail, together with its partners, offer a variety of financial arrangements to enable non-profits, government organizations and educational facilities to take advantage of the great economic and environmental benefits of solar systems. The following are a small sample of solar electric systems that have been installed by Dovetail on non-profit, government and educational properties. They show some of the types of systems and mounting options available.

A  portion of the 19.3 kW solar array at the Cincinnati Zoo's new Harold C. Schott Education Center. See our press release for additional information on this system.

It was built using 168 Evergreen Solar, Inc. 115 watt photovoltaic modules arranged in seven sections - each with 24 modules. The modules were flush mounted on the standing seam metal roof using S!5 clamps and Unirac aluminum rails.

To view the power production of the Zoo's solar array click here.

Dovetail designed and installed this 384.5 KW solar PV system is located on the roofs of Turkey Foot Middle School in Kenton County, KY. It was constructed using 390 Sharp 240 watt modules on the northeast roof area and entrance awning. Tremco ThinFilm PV laminates cover nearly all of the building's flat roof areas. The system utilizes six PV Powered Inverters. When we added the 58.5 kW solar canopy below, this school became one of the first net-zero schools in the country. Over a year, this solar system produces as much energy as is used in a year by the school building. The canopy provides the extra value covered space for children before boarding and after disembarking from their school buses.

This is a portion of the 67,680 watt solar system Dovetail installed at the Evening Street Elementary School in Worthington, OH. It consists of 288 Sharp 235 watt mono-crystalline modules and a PVP75K inverter. This system was acquired via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) arranged by Dovetail partner SolarVision LLC.


This 131,040 watt solar system is located on the Newcomerstown High School roofs. It is owned and operated by SolarVision LLC under a Power Purchase Agreement with the school district. It is comprised of 546 Sharp 240 watt modules . The modules are ballast mounted using Dovetail's Quick-Clamp racking. The system has 2 Solectria 60 kW 3 phase inverters.


Orange High School

This 15.7 kW solar system is located on the Commons area white membrane  roof at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, OH. It was constructed using 70 Sharp 224 watt modules, UniRac ballasted mount racking, and a Solectria 15 kW inverter.


This 76,440 Watts ground mount solar PV system is located at Beightler Armory on the Northwest side of Columbus, OH. It was constructed using 325 Sharp 235 watt modules and uses a PV Powered 75 kW inverter.


This 10 kW solar system is located at the Ohio University Composting Center near Athens, OH. It provides a large percentage of the electricity to operate the Center. It was built using 59 Sharp 170 watt modules. The south roof holds 32 modules for 5,440 watts, with the balance of modules installed on three pole mounted subarrays. The system utilizes two PV Powered 4600 inverters.

Bradford School
This 20,520 watt solar system is located on the south facing standing seam roof at Bradford School in Bradford, OH. It was built using 95 Sharp 216 watt modules, two SMA SunnyBoy 7000 inverters, and one SunnyBoy 5000 inverter. Dovetail also installed a two collector solar thermal system to supplement hot water heating.

Visit our Live Solar Site Production Information page to see live and historical energy production information for several Dovetail installed solar electric systems.


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