The Sandy Cross Solar Farm, just across I-95 from Sandy Cross Vineyard, which grows organic muscadine grapes, will produce more than 2,150 MWh of affordable electricity per year.
California reached a renewable energy milestone last week: At one point on June 8, according to the California Independent System Operator (CaISO), a record 849 megawatts of solar-generated electricity was feeding into the state's power grid
-HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
The earth receives about 1,366 watts of direct solar radiation per square meter. The total surface area required to power the world with solar energy is only around 366,375 square kilometers.
Peter has been involved in the energy industry for over 2 decades. He founded Weich Electrical in 1991, specializing in the design and installation of quality electrical systems for high-end residential homes, power distribution upgrades in apartment buildings and the design of electrical systems for large internet and marketing companies. In 2001, Peter expanded into solar installations, founding Absolutely Solar, Inc. Absolutely Solar quickly became a preferred solar contractor for the City of Santa Monica and, in 2003, installed the largest photovoltaic system in Santa Monica on a multifamily project. Absolutely Solar has installed over 4 MWs of solar energy in California through hundreds of installations ranging from small residential solar systems through large commercial installations.
Peter oversees the technical evaluation of projects for the California FIT Fund to ensure project design and technology maximizes performance and reliability, while meeting the Fund’s underwriting requirements. Peter also leads the Fund’s partner program, managing the evaluation, selection and activities of the Fund’s equipment and installation partners. He also leads the technical aspects of the project development process including construction and design permitting and interfacing with the Investor Owned Utilities. In addition, Peter serves as the Fund’s project manager for all Fund solar installations.
- Darmstadt University of Technology