Project Summary

The Hanover Police Department solar project was one of the town’s first steps toward the town’s clean energy goal before it was formalized by the town vote in 2017. Along with a pre-existing solar hot water system on the same roof, the photovoltaic (PV) system will supply nearly all of the police department’s energy needs and will bring the town significant savings over the projected 30-year life of the system.

In May 2017, the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire, voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. Hanover set a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and a 2050 goal of transitioning heating and transportation to run on clean, renewable sources of energy.

Hanover was the 29th city in the country to commit to 100 percent renewable energy and the first in New Hampshire to establish this goal. In December 2016, the Sustainable Hanover Town Committee in December 2016 endorsed a transition to 100 percent renewable energy in Hanover for electricity, heat and transportation by 2050.

Norwich Solar Scope

Norwich Solar provided complete services for the project including permitting, site analysis, engineering, procurement, construction and long-term maintenance of the system. Our EZ-PV MetaModules™ in-shop assembly meant less site disruption at the site because they were pre-assembled in our Lebanon, NH facility then lifted into position on site with a crane. Our pre-assembly approach substantially lessens on-site handling of all components, delivering greater reliability and often reducing the need for later maintenance.

System Specifications

  • System Capacity: 17.1 kW-DC
  • Type of System: Roof Mounted
  • Products:
    • Panels: 60x SolarWorld 285W monocrystalline modules
    • Optimizers: 30x SolarEdge P600
    • Inverter: SolarEdge SE9k-US (208V)
  • Date of Commissioning: October 2015
  • Location: Hanover, New Hampshire