Solar arrays are a rapidly evolving source of renewable energy, but they require optimal roof pitch or large amounts of real estate to deploy effectively.
By using paved areas and remotely deployed solar arrays, Rise Energy can provide solar ownership where not previously possible.
Our remotely deployed solar arrays are stored in their own containers and can be easily integrated to provide low-cost solar ownership.
Resource: Paved Areas
Pavement covers more than 32,000 square miles in the United States. Many businesses have large parking lots, and many homes have driveways. This unused pavement is a valuable resource to make solar ownership accessible.
Only 39% of small buildings are suitable for an average 4.5 kW PV system.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
32% - 49%
Non-solar roofs could represent 32% - 49% of the distributed PV market in the next 5 years.
How it Works
Rise Energy Systems has designed a remotely controlled solar array. This array is a 4.5kW unit that will deploy 246 square feet of PV panels from a footprint of 34 square feet (15 panels).
Not dependent on roof orientation
Improved cleaning access
Reduced soft costs
Less structural racking required
Fewer losses due to heat
Land can be used for multiple purposes
Arrays can be moved between buildings
Matthew is a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia. He has four years of industrial experience in mechanical engineering, machine design, and prototyping.
Megan is a graduate student in environmental engineering at the University of North Carolina. She is skilled in environmental affairs, data analysis, and intellectual property.