WattLots, NJ

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WattLots, NJ


Alternative Energy

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Industrial Art Produces Alternative Energy.

Sigma Design Company Engineers make solar parking canopies aesthetically designed and functional Engineering services were provided to a renewable energy company that had an idea that updated the look and efficiency of solar parking canopies. Unlike the typical large, bulky structures dropped onto parking lots all over the place, these were different in both form and function. Sigma developed the unique trackers for the PowerArbor™ , which allows this solar canopy to capture 25% more energy than stationary grids.

Besides good looks and performance, Sigma had to make sure that it was structurally safe and sound. A variety of tests were done to determine its ability to withstand hurricane winds. Then Hurricane Sandy happened. The installation was half installed when it hit—and as expected the system passed the most critical test of all with no damage.

The above wind load simulation was performed to determine wind-induced loads. This data was used to ensure the design was structurally suitable to withstand hurricane winds.

Sigma is also the manufacturer of the solar tracker.

Services Performed:

Concepts, Wind-Land Simulation, Detail Design,Electronics, Product Development, Testing & Manufacture.