Dear BESTers,

Advanced Solar Technologies installed the system at LBEP. We pride  
ourselves not only of the quality of our installation but also the  
lightning protection system that we incorporate in our design. The  
latter is an important component for any solar system installed in  

As you have noticed, we had some severe thunderstorms this weekend.  
While some phone lines in an adjacent building took a hit and the  
computer that we have on site for live presentation of the system  
performance got fried, the solar system works flawlessly. In fact, the  
energy output of the system is well above expectations.

Since the computer took a hit, some of the data reporting devices were  
impacted and you will see some erratic data for the last two days on  
the link below. We are in talks with the manufacturer to get this  
problem fixed.

Please come back many times to take a look at the performance of the  
system or take a look at it in person. The address for LBEP is 5115 NE  
63rd Avenue. You can pretty much stop by any day between 9am and 5pm.


Harald W. Kegelmann, CEO
Advanced Solar Technologies, Inc.
4609 NW 6th Street, Unit B6
Gainesville, FL 32601
p: 352-372-2556

> FYI- Kathleen Pagan, AICP, Alachua County Sr. Planner (Growth Management)
> From: Bret Bostock On Behalf Of Mark Sexton
> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:57 AM
> Subject: Press Release: Solar Array Information Available Online

> Communications Office - Press Release
> CONTACT: Mark Sexton, Communications Coordinator
> PHONE: (352) 374-5226; CELL (352) 283-2317
> EMAIL: [log in to unmask]<>
> For Immediate Release
> Solar Array Information Available Online
> March 31, 2009
> 10 a.m.
> ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Current data on the energy produced by the new   
> solar array at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park is now available   
> online. Visitors to the site can view the power produced, the CO2   
> reduced, and the revenue earned by the array.
> Click   
> here<> to see the   
> data.
> The solar array at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park became   
> operational on March 3, 2009 and is the first array to be part of   
> Gainesville Regional Utilities' (GRU) Feed-in Tariff program. With   
> the tariff, energy produced by the solar array feeds directly into   
> the GRU grid. GRU then pays Alachua County 32 cents per kilowatt   
> hour produced by the array.
> Expected energy output of the array is an average of 150 kw per day.  
>  This represents 15% of the total energy usage of the Transfer   
> station facilities or the energy used by 4 average homes.
> For more information, or arrange a tour of the Leveda Brown   
> Environmental Park and Transfer station including the Solar Array   
> project, call the Alachua County Waste Management Division at   
> 352-374-5213 or click