We are excited about the financial and environmental benefits of renewable energy, and we want to share it with you first hand! Take the first step in exploring how renewable energy can work for you. Contact Us to set up a time to explore our very own renewable energy plants in Indianapolis, IN. At our on-site facility you will be able to get an up-close and personal look at many forms of renewable energy, including:
- Solar PV
- Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
- Solar and Wind Powered Parking Lights
- Solar Thermal
- Online Energy Production Monitoring
- Inverters, Electrical Metering, Connectors, and other components
Renewable Energy Open House…
Address all the questions you have about renewables while getting an up-close look at various renewable energy systems in action. To make a reservation, view upcoming open house dates, or discuss any questions you may have, please contact us today!
Demonstration Lab Highlights…
One of the most noticeable parts of our renewable energy system is the three wind turbines. These Windspire, vertical wind turbines rate at 1.2 kW output at 24 MPH wind speed. As the turbines spin, a generator at the base produces electricity. These turbines are connected directly to our electrical panels in our office. The three electric meters on the wall that faces these units measure the kWh’s that each of these turbines have produced to date.
There are a few things needed for a successful wind power installation. Sustained wind, open area in the direction of prevailing wind, use for the power produced, and good distance from any other obstacles.
There are two separate solar plants at the Johnson Melloh Solutions Demonstration lab facility. On site tours and educational tours are available. View upcoming event dates>
The first solar plant is rated at 4.86 kW and includes twenty-seven 180 watt monocrystalline photovoltaic panels. The installation is a fixed mount and is attached to our billboard sign. We continue to be very impressed with the performance of these solar panels. They have way out paced our wind installation. The solar energy production is monitored through a single meter on the back of the building, near the glass doors, that shows the solar production to date. Solar production monitoring available online.
The second solar system is a 100-kilowatt solar array, which is one of the largest solar farms in Indianapolis, featuring over four hundred 245W monocrystalline panels by Nusun Solar. The demonstration site is part of the company’s initiative to design and build solar arrays in Indiana and market them throughout the U.S. Solar production monitoring available online.
We have two hybrid parking lot lights. One powered by wind and solar and the other is powered by solar alone. Neither one of these two lights are tied to any other power source. They include batteries that have enough reserve capacity for 5 days of use. The lights come on at dusk and go off at dawn. They are perfect for installations that are far from a source of electricity.