At MoveIt®, we go to great lengths to reduce our environmental impact. From recycling our waste to purchasing hybrid vehicles, our love of the outdoors and respect for the world around us drives our environmental conscientiousness.
After years of planning and working with Current R/E, an Iowa-based solar company, we are proud to announce that our newest installation of solar panels generates enough electricity to power our 6000 square foot office building!
How It Works
The MoveIt® solar project is a beautiful display of ingenuity and sensibility. An array built with 80kW of caterpillar thin-film solar modules, these modules capture the sun and create electricity as direct current (DC). This powerful energy source is then routed through SMA inverters which convert the electricity to alternating current (AC).
These commercial inverters also serve as the “brains” of the solar array by monitoring electrical power from the utility as well as the solar power plant to ensure quality and safe operation. Next, the power is sent from the inverters through a transformer to ensure that it matches the voltage of the MoveIt® office. We are now able to run on 100% solar power!
Big Changes in Small Spaces
Mounted on a ground mount racking system, the MoveIt® solar panel array is 170ft/75ft - that’s about .3 acres! This small and efficient system is remarkably powerful and plays a huge part in the reduction of our carbon footprint. We believe that it’s our ethical responsibility to protect the community and the environment that we live and work in. It’s our goal to continue to find new ways to support local businesses and create an atmosphere that fosters discussion about environmental impact, recycled materials and water conservation.
Do you have an idea about how the MoveIt® Companies could become more environmentally friendly? We’re always open to your suggestions!