American Family Insurance

Rooftop | 1.2MW

 

American Family Insurance American Family Insurance, a multi-line insurer headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and a Fortune 500 company, partnered with SunPeak to build the largest rooftop solar system in the state of Wisconsin at its national headquarters.

The almost 1.2MW solar photovoltaic system covers a large rooftop on the corporate campus with 4,488 solar panels.

This system now generates over 7% of their energy needs and is projected to produce $5.6 million in energy savings over 30 years.

Reduced Electricity Costs

With a former utility blended cost of electricity of 8.5¢ / kWh, this system reduces their levelized cost of energy over the life of the system to about 3.7¢ / kWh. The system will produce over $119,000 of direct energy cost savings per year. As the cost of electricity increases over time due to inflation, these energy savings will grow over time.

Hear From American Family Insurance

“American Family’s competitive position is strengthened through a solid energy and carbon emissions strategy that improves expense efficiency, mitigates risk, fosters engagement in the community and serves our brand promise. In order to achieve this goal, we need to maintain adaptability to a dynamic energy environment and the recent solar installation at our National Headquarters is an example of the steps we are taking to fulfill our commitment.”

Sean Hyland
Facilities Program Administrator,
American Family Insurance

 

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Project Highlights

Location 
Madison, WI

Installed 
July, 2017

Capacity
1,189 kWdc / 1,020 kWac 

Production Estimate 
1,400,300 kWh/year (7% offset) 

Panels 
4,488 x 265W polycrystalline 

Mounting 
East/West Deltawing Roof Mounted 

Inverters 
34 x 30kW/each