IDIQ for Mechanical Engineering - Solar Photovoltaic Design

The U.S. Department of State expressed an interest in exploring solar electricity generation at the 26,247 square foot U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The State Department retained Mason & Hanger to address a number of repairs and upgrades to the Mission and to assess the potential for solar-generated electricity using photovoltaics.

Mason & Hanger engineers visited the site and met with the local utility officials to negotiate rates, and support the U.S. government for the interface with local power grid and metering requirements. As a result of the site assessment, it was concluded that up to 118 kilowatts of peak PV capacity could be fielded on the facades and roof surfaces, resulting in a harvest of nearly 106 megawatt hours of solar-generated electricity each year.